Bilingual is Better

Guest Post

Share Your Story with Us

Posted by: | 7 Comments

My baby boy is supposed to arrive in about four weeks. ¡Auxilio! (It sounds even more impending now that I’ve written it down like that…) I’m excited and ready to meet him, but I’m also a bit worried about how our family’s dynamic will change and how my daughter, Vanessa, will react once she finally meets her “manito“–as she calls him. Another concern of mine is how I’ll get used to the grueling and demanding schedule associated with having aRead More ...

Your Story: How One OPOL Family Uses Sign Language

Posted by: | 6 Comments

The following is a guest post by fellow mamá bloguera, Silvia M, who is raising two bilingual children using the OPOL method in California. If you’d like to know more about Silvia, you can find her blogging here: Mama Latina Tips. When my firstborn was a few months old, I joined a mom’s group looking for some adult conversation and support. In one of our meetings, we watched the video “Sign with your baby” by Joseph Garcia and I fellRead More ...

Raising Bilingual Readers:The Art of Reading to Children in a Bilingual Home

Posted by: | 3 Comments

The following is a guest post by Deanna Lyles, cofounder of Bilingual Readers, a brand new publishing company which provides resources for bilingual and multilingual families and communities. Bilingual Readers will launch its catalogue of bilingual books in October 2009. Get to know them better at www.bilingualreaders.com A very patient Spanish speaking mom has been reading her daughter Sara’s favorite book Yo Tigre out loud to her in Spanish every night at bedtime for the last month. But tonight Mom’sRead More ...

OPOL WEEK: Why and How this Method Works for Our Family

Posted by: | 11 Comments

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner: VALERIE R. Remember you can still enter for your last chance to win tomorrow! As promised yesterday, the following is a guest post by AnaGloria Rodriguez-Wilkinson, one of our loyal readers and the founder of my bilingual playgroup. Many of you who are just starting your bilingual journey have asked if the OPOL method actually works. Read on for proof that it does! I knew I didn’t want my children toRead More ...

3 Common Myths of Bilingualism Debunked by a Speech Therapist

Posted by: | 6 Comments

The following is a guest post by bilingual English/Spanish speech language professional, Ellen Stubbe Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.  We are excited to announce that, starting next Monday, Dr. Kester joins our impressive panel of bilingual experts in our weekly series-Ask an Expert.  Click here to send her your questions regarding speech development in bilingual children.  We invite you to visit Dr. Kester’s website, Bilinguistics, to learn more about her and her team. Is bilingualism bad for your kids? Do bilinguals learnRead More ...

Filling my Tennessee-Born Daughter’s Head and Heart with Español

Posted by: | 12 Comments

Our first Week of Mamás Blogueras comes to an end with this entertaining and endearing post by Carrie Weir, Cuban-American blogger, entrepreneur and mamá to a precious girl.  Stop by Carrie’s blog-Bilingual in the Boonies-for a good dose of her unique sense of humor and a peek into this Latina’s bilingual life. ...

Use Bilingual and Bicultural Literature to Enhance Language Learning

Posted by: | 10 Comments

Week of Mamás Blogueras has turned out to be much more enriching and inspiring than we ever imagined.  We count ourselves lucky to have grouped such an amazing and talented group of blogueras. Today’s post by Mónica is no exception.  She´s done a great job introducing herself, so I’ll let you read it from her own words.  I do want to add that the Latin Baby Book Club was one of the first blogs we found while doing our researchRead More ...

5 Ways to Strengthen an Adopted Child’s Heritage and Identity

Posted by: | 11 Comments

Week of Mamás Blogueras is going strong and we couldn’t be happier with the stories these amazing women have posted. If you missed the first two entries in this series, you can click here and here to catch up. Today’s post is by poet and writer, Violeta García-Mendoza. Violeta and her husband adopted three children from Guatemala and have made a commitment to raise them bilingual and bicultural with strong connections to their heritage. So much to admire about thisRead More ...

Page 5 of 6« First...23456

Recent Posts