A Bilingual Advent Calendar…Counting down the days ‘til Christmas in more than one language

The tradition of an advent calendar started in Germany in the late 19th century. Most likely by parents who were fed up with their kids asking again and again how many days until Christmas…Can any parents out there relate?? I know I can! An advent calendar shows the 24 days in December until Christmas Eve. […]

How to read bilingual books?

You probably already know the benefits of speaking more than one language and raising bilingual children. Benefits of bilingual children   But, what about when it comes to bilingual reading and bilingual storytime? Reading being such an integral part in a child’s language development, it’s something all parents of bilingual children must consider. It may […]

Are Bilingual Kids Actually Smarter?

Does being bilingual make you smarter? Boy, that’s a loaded question! Conventional wisdom and popular belief have gone back and forth on this through the years, and even science offers us a less-than-direct answer at times. Let’s take a look at some of the facts as we know them. 1. Bilingualism gives the brain a […]