Raising multilingual children…what a rollercoaster ride
It just never finishes. We both come from multilingual families and therefore, it was clear that our kids would be speaking, reading and writing in more than one language or at least that was the plan…easy, right? Easier said than done, to be honest. Learning a language is constant and hard work, even for bilingual and multilingual families. 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. So we have put together a list of online sources and aids that we hope are helpful to you on your language learning rollercoaster ride.
Multilingual Parenting – Advice for parent in families with more than one language
Multilingual Living – Because Global Communication Begins at Home
Bilingual Monkeys – Raising bilingual children
A bilingual and personalized story that will spark your kid’s imagination and language ability.
You can customize the name and look of the child and choose any combination of two out of ten available languages.
(Some available language combinations: English-Spanish, English-German, English-Russian, English-Chinese, English-Portuguese, English-Italian, English-Dutch, English-French, French-German, Russian-German, Spanish-German.)
The books are now also available in one language
TimTimTom – Reading in Two Languages is Double the Fun