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.

30 ideas for your Bilingual Summer Bucket List

How to avoid the Bilingual Summer Slump – 30 ideas for your Bilingual Summer Bucket List Summer holidays have already started for some, but are about to kick off for most of the northern hemisphere. With it comes the chance for children to have even more exposure than usual to their home language. We have […]

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 […]

The Great Book Debate –  E-book or “Real Book” for Kids?

Why are Real Books better for Children? Reading is reading no matter what, right? Physical books, audiobooks, digital books on tablets, or e-readers? The most important thing is that kids read as often as possible, no matter how right?    Yes and no.    I’d say that, yes, any reading is better than no reading […]

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 […]

Back to School – How do I keep up the minority language?

Are your kids back to school and you feel like the minority language is taking a hit? Your children are back 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. Bad news:  You are right, once the kids are […]