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Raising a Bilingual Kid: Useful Do’s and Don’ts

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We all know that once we committed to raising bilingual kids, we embarked in a journey that is not always as black and white as it may seem. You may have chosen the best method of raising children in two or more languages that works for your family, or maybe you found an excellent dual immersion program that can provide much of the necessary input. In any case, there are a few things to keep in mind across the board thatRead More ...

Talking Raising Bilingual Kids on the TODAY Show!

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I’m still in cloud nine. We’ve been trying to land a spot on the TODAY Show for a few years now, but especially after we published our book Bilingual is Better last year. Why? Because we want to bring to a national platform our message that raising kids in more than one language is one of the best gifts you can give them. We have been blessed with interviews on Univision and Telemundo to promote the book, but we wantedRead More ...

20 Expert Tips on Raising Kids to be World Citizens

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The world has definitely become smaller the more connected we are. It’s much easier for anyone these days to be globally minded and connect with someone in the other side of the world and to learn about different cultures without leaving your home. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that individual societies are also more open and diverse racially, culturally and ethnically. Some days when you turn on the news it actually feels like whole groups are becoming much more closedRead More ...

Announcing: 31 Days of Reading in Spanish {Book Reviews & Giveaway}

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Let’s face it: it’s harder to get our kids interested in reading when summer is in full swing. Or at least that’s the case in my house where the long, lazy days are filled with outdoor activities and bedtime routines are usually altered. My daughter has been out of school for over a month now, and I’m embarrassed to say that she hasn’t really read too much at all. Now that July has rolled around, we’ve decided to change thatRead More ...

5 Tips to Exercise Your Bilingual Brain

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We talk about bringing up our babies bilingual, but what about improving and polishing our own bilingual skills? I have heard many of us say that we don’t live in an area where Spanish is spoken or we have significant others who are not native speakers, so English is the dominant language. I lived in the UK for six years, where I went months without speaking Spanish. I even found myself struggling to come up with words when I wouldRead More ...

5 Simple Things Every Bilingual Kid Needs and Parents Can Give

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As parents committed to raising bilingual kids, we’re fully aware that a) it’s not easy, and b) we need all the help we can get in the form of tools, resources and community. But no matter how much we read, learn from others, bond through playgroups and such, the reality is that the most important element in raising a bilingual child is for the parents to be committed, consistent and proactive in how we expose the minority language to ourRead More ...

Are Two Languages Better Than One? {Infographic}

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It’s always fun to see the benefits of bilingualism laid out in a colorful infographic like the one below I found on UnivisionNews.com. Monolingual VS Bilingual infographic ...

5 Things To Avoid When Raising Bilingual Children

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  Raising bilingual kids is no easy task. That’s why I’m never surprised when I hear from parents who say they had every intention of making it happen with their children, but somehow things didn’t go as planned. While there is no right or wrong way of raising bilingual children, I do think there are some of the things we parents have been known to do which tend to hinder the process. But before I get to the list, I just want toRead More ...

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