Chinese New Year, as most call it in English, begins next Tuesday. The Spring Festival or Chūn Jié (春节 – Simplified, 春節 – Traditional ), as it is called in Chinese is an exciting time of the year in many Chinese speaking countries and Chinese communities around the world. We have tried to summarize the […]
An international school librarian gave me this amazing comment, when I asked her to read through our first book The Underwater Story. “I love the story and the illustrations are gorgeous, but what I am really excited about is the idea behind these books. I can finally offer a book with an Indian looking child.” […]
We have compiled an amazing list of products for your little linguists. These are all businesses run by individuals that truly understand that bringing up a bilingual child is not always easy and are here to help you. Happy Holidays!! Lil’ollo Writable World Map Beautifully illustrated map that you can personalize with your kid’s details […]
Let’s Talk The one thing that helps develop our kids’ linguistic skills the most is interaction, simple real live communication. New Vocabulary This is why reading aloud is such an important vocabulary builder. Picture books help us use new words and expressions that are not necessarily part of the daily, active vocabulary we use with […]
The lunar new year is once again upon us and we wanted to wish you all a very happy new year – xīn nián kuài lè. We hope all your wishes come true and if you are helping your kids to learn Chinese or maybe plan to travel to China in the coming year with […]
Have your kids started school and you feel like the minority language is getting a hit? Your children have returned to school and all the progress they have made during the summer with their minority language(s) seems to be vanishing in front of your eyes. No worries as soon as you are back in an […]
Despacito, the Spanish song by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee and now with the collaboration of Justin Bieber has made it to number 1 of the Billboard charts, is the first foreign language song that manages to achieve this since Macarana in 1996. In my house the song plays non-stop and my 12 year old […]
AS POSTED ON BILINGUAL MONKEYS ON FEBRUARY 16, 2017 In our home, we have a rule: “One more book, bought or borrowed, is always okay.” Things like clothes and candy, they have their limits, but when it comes to books, we can never have too many. Reading aloud to children is extremely important for their […]
It is simply so much easier to begin early – no need for long hours of grammar or vocabulary cramming. The old adage that children are like sponges, is true in our opinion, and just as kids learn their mother tongue in an explosion of words, they can easily learn a second or third language. Here some interesting articles we found that detail the benefits of learning a second language early on in life.
Learning a language is like a rollercoaster ride constant ups and downs. You have probably heard many times that kids are like sponges and they easily learn a second language. This is definitely true, however, they need constant practice, this is the case even for multilingual families. Here some great multilingual resources.