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How to use "monolingual toys" to motivate bilingual children

How to use “monolingual toys” to motivate bilingual children

  “How do I introduce another language for my toddler?” “How can I motivate my little one to speak my language?” “How to have fun when practicing the kids’ minority language?” These are questions I often get in the queries sent to our team of Family Language Coaches. One of the recommendations I often give […]

Q&A: How to get a toddler to use the minority language?

Q&A: How to get a toddler to use the minority language?

  Question Hello, My name is May. I’m Indonesian and my husband is German. We live in Germany. I have a daughter, she is 22 months old now and we will have the second one soon. I speak Indonesian with my daughter and my husband speaks German with her. My husband and I speak English […]

Q&A: Should a minority language parent also help a toddler with the majority language?

Q&A: Should a minority language parent also help a toddler with the majority language?

Question Hello! Me, my husband and our 11-month-old son (and another baby coming very soon) are living in Australia. My husband is Australian and talks English to our son and I am Norwegian and talk Norwegian to our son. I have some questions that I would like to get some help assessing now in the […]

Q&A: What are the milestones of normal language development for a bilingual 2-year-old?

Q&A: What are the milestones of normal language development for a bilingual 2-year-old?

Question Hi, Before I ask for your advice, let me introduce my family and our languages to you. We are a Dutch (mum) – English (dad) family currently living in The Netherlands. We have a 5-year-old daughter and a 22-month-old son. We use an adapted version of OPOL with our children. I speak Dutch to […]