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Your Story: How One OPOL Family Uses Sign Language

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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 ...

Ask an Expert: Does Baby Sign Language Help Second Language Acquisition?

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Yesterday Roxana kicked off the week with an introduction to a four-part series we’ve prepared on baby sign language, or ASL, as a bridge connecting two languages.  Teaching sign language to your baby is the equivalent of teaching him an additional language.  For your child to fully be able to communicate in ASL it requires a strong commitment and dedication from the parents, like learning any second or more language does.  However, and especially for families using the one parent-oneRead More ...

Sign Language: A Bridge Between Two Languages

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I guess I never really made the correlation, but as I meet more people raising their children bilingual and I read more about the whole concept, it truly makes a lot of sense that those who use the OPOL (one parent-one language) method, have found it incredibly beneficial to also teach their children sign language. Recently, we dedicated a whole week to the topic of the OPOL method since we realized this is the one the majority of you areRead More ...

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

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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 ...

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