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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]