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Our Trilingual Adventures with Little Pim: Media

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It’s been a little bit over a month since we jumped into our language-learning adventure with Little Pim. While there has definitely been some progress – Vanessa’s vocabulary in French has expanded a bit – I must admit I have an even bigger appreciation of those who don’t speak the minority language and are still raising their children bilingual. As I admitted to Julia Pimselur, Little Pim’s founder, during our monthly Skype “consultation,” this first month has been a realRead More ...

Our Trilingual Adventures with Little Pim: Progress Report 1

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It’s been about four weeks since my daughter Vanessa’s last day of French Summer Camp and the beginning of our journey into her third language. As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we’ve partnered with Little Pim and, for the next three months, we’re going to be using their products as well as getting awesome tips from its founder, Julia Pimsleur. All of which I plan to document and share with you! I must start by saying that IRead More ...

9 Handpicked Apps for Bilingual Children

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No doubt our children are growing up in a digital and connected world. Smartphones, computers and portable gaming devices are all around them since they are born.  Rather than shield them, I advocate for teaching them the best use of technology. I do carry an iPhone with me and I don´t know what I did before it. I have a great collection of apps that keep my daughter entertained while in the car during long drives or at moments whenRead More ...

Trilingual Adventures with Little Pim

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By now, you probably know that I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to expose my daughter to a third language and that the one of choice is French. There are many reasons why I’ve chosen French, including the fact that it’s my third language, I love it, and there seems to be a good amount of resources to expose her to French in our area. As I mentioned in the past, my 4-year-old daughter, Vanessa, attended two weeks ofRead More ...

English is Everywhere!

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One of the first signs of assimilation, in first and second generations of Latinos in the U.S., is the loss of one’s native language. Those of us whose parents were immigrants or who are immigrants ourselves remember that minute fact a little more clearly than our counterparts whose relatives immigrated several generations ago. Acculturation has been happening to immigrants from various countries for decades. Just go visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York City and see for yourself.Read More ...

My Daughter’s Adventures in a Third Language

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My four-year-old daughter, Vanessa, just finished two weeks of an immersion language summer camp…in FRENCH! I’ve been wanting her to go there since last summer, but things didn’t really work out the way I’d plan them and so we had to wait until this year. And, I’m actually glad we did! French is my third language and I’ve spoken to Vanessa in French in the past although not in a consistent or structured way. In fact, before her brother wasRead More ...

A Little Update

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We’re baaaack!!!! You probably heard/read that we were in New York City last week. We just got back from spending an amazing few days there for BlogHer, the biggest blogger conference in the country. Not only did we meet a lot of incredibly talented fellow bloggers/blogueras face to face, but we also got a chance to talk about bilingualism and biculturalism with a bunch of different people, including the fantastic gente over at Vme TV (our sponsors to Blogher), Scholastic, Little Pim, Lectorum and Global LanguageRead More ...

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