Bilingual Advantage:  Why Learning to Read in a More Phonetic Language Helps Kids Learn to Read in English 

Call out for TimTimTom’s New Blog Series:          Bilingual Advantage Today we are super excited to introduce our new series: Bilingual Advantage.  Kids that grow up bilingual often have a head start in many areas of life. Just ask any monolingual adult who has struggled to navigate a foreign country! Life with […]

The Truth About Speech Delays in Bilingual Children

Bilingual parents are often concerned that their kids will have a speech delay. This is not true. Bilingualism does not cause a speech delay in kids. Bilingual children know the same amount of words only divided into two languages. What can I do to help my bilingual child develop his or her vocabuary in both languages.

Hoping to raise more empathetic kids? A second language can help

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart” – Nelson Mandela   A second Language can help in raising empathetic kids   Language Learning is So Much More Than Verbs + Vocabulary Over a […]

A Bilingual Underwater Adventure on World Ocean Day

  Today is World Ocean Day, a day in which we are reminded about the importance of oceans’ in our everyday life. We have put together some activities to bring the ocean closer to home and spend some quality-language-time with the little ones while talking about the sea.     Fun Ocean facts for your bilingual […]

How to raise a truly bilingual child

Maybe we should start by asking what is a “truly bilingual” child? Is it a native accent?  Is it perfect grammar?  Is it expansive vocabulary? Is understanding and using sarcasm and double meanings?  Or is it all of these combined and more? Truth is there is no one-size-fits-all measurement for the universal understanding of what […]

Free book readings in many languages, perfect for bilingual kids

It is amazing how all around the world many authors, celebrities, moms and dads have come together trying to help kids staying at home by reading aloud cool books in all imaginable languages. We have put together some of our favourites, but would love to hear which ones you are following or even better which […]

Bilingual Kids – How to keep your child’s language skills flowing during quarantine

Remember to use the child’s not so strong language throughout the day Use your target language in your daily activities – cooking, helping around the house (laundry, making the bed, DIY project).   New Vocabulary in the target language Think about the vocabulary you would like your child to learn, try to use new words […]

6 Activities to make Easter at home more memorable for bilingual kids (for all kids, really)

Easter is around the corner, most schools will take a break from online schooling, but kids still need to stay home due to Covid-19, so it is time to plan ahead and organize some home, bilingual activities we can all enjoy together.  This is the best time to focus on the minority language en familia. […]

How to Keep our Bilingual Kids Happy and Learning during Coronavirus – The Easy Way

As many of us are dealing with new routines, new realities, and changing circumstances, I’d like to share some easy ways to engage in activities with your kids at home – with a bilingual twist, of course!    In this time of uncertainty, many parents are feeling a bit lost about how to homeschool their […]