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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 [...]
  • Miss Panda Chinese: 8 tips to boost your family's multilingual journey
  • 8 tips to boost your family’s multilingual journey [guest post]
  • Today I am delighted to introduce you to our new Family Language Coach, Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett, a.k.a, Miss Panda Chinese. Amanda is a successful language instructor with over 15 years’ teaching experience in Taiwan, the U.S., Morocco, Canada, and Ecuador. She now lives in the U.S. with her husband and two bilingual children.  Enjoy Amanda’s excellent [...]
  • Grandparents as language support for bilingual children
  • Grandparents as language support for bilingual children
  • As parents raising bilingual children we know how important it is to give our kids as varied an exposure to their languages as possible. This becomes even more crucial if we are passing on a minority language. Building a network of people who can support us in this task is important and a good and [...]
  • Bilingual children – no language confusion!
  • Bilingual children – no language confusion!
  •   We have answered more than two hundred questions on the topic of raising bilingual children, and the worry that gets mentioned most frequently is whether kids growing up to learn more than one language can get confused by the languages in their family and environment. Again and again we emphasize that this is a [...]
  • How to be successful at raising bilingual kids
  • How to be successful at raising bilingual kids
  • This is the time of year when we are all encouraged to make resolutions to improve different aspects of our lives. As parents of bilingual kids we are no exception to the expectation of making promises to change our behaviour to ensure that our children grow up to be bilingual. However, apparently only 8% of all [...]


  • 12 things parents of bilingual children need to know
  • 12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know
  • This post is also available in the following languages (click on the picture to read the post). More translations to follow: 1 – It doesn’t happen by magic Children do not become bilingual “by magic”. There is a persistent myth claiming that “children are like sponges when it comes to language” and that they will [...]


  • Multilingual Family with English, Spanish and French in Spain
  • Multilingual Family with English, Spanish (and French) in Spain
  • Today I can present to you another delightful multilingual family: Lisa, Ed, Joshua and Francesca who speak English as a family and live in Spain. You may already know Lisa as the driving force behind the site Cooking With Languages and the children’s activity cookbook with the same name. Family languages: English, Spanish (and Spanglish)  [...]


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