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15 77 Free Online Consulting for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids
by Adam Beck
Jan 7, 2021 20:56:23 GMT 9
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What do you think of The Bilingual Zoo and Bilingual Monkeys? Have some ideas for making them even better?

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by Andrea
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Tell us about you and your family. Where do you live? What are your languages? What's your bilingual journey been like so far? What do you hope to gain, and give, through your participation here? (Share your warm welcome with new members of this community, too!)

408 2,132 Hola from UK!
by Amy
Jan 19, 2021 5:05:53 GMT 9
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What questions do you have about raising bilingual (or multilingual) kids? What challenges are you currently facing? Share them here, and lend support to others.

341 2,952 Should I speak one language only in my class?
by Marisa
Jan 11, 2021 4:37:30 GMT 9
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Share strategies, ideas, and resources that have worked for you. Ask for advice to find resources in your target language.

209 1,719 Articles on speech delay and pathologies in bilingual kids
by Amy
Jan 10, 2021 18:17:24 GMT 9
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Share a photo of your beautiful bilingual-to-be baby with this community! We love babies! (If you're not sure how to post a large photo, just send Adam a private message for support.)

20 106 Our future quadrilingual
by Amy
Aug 26, 2020 4:44:06 GMT 9

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Challenges are designed to empower your efforts and boost your children's bilingual development. Try one (or try them all!) and tell us what happened.

14 573 Challenge #4: Make Use of Captive Reading
by Adam Beck
Nov 13, 2020 9:21:08 GMT 9
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You want accountability? Tell us about your aims and your efforts. Share what you're going to do, then do it and report back on your progress. Help others stay on track by offering encouragement.

61 4,352 Our Cantonese journey
by Adam Beck
Jan 20, 2021 21:02:05 GMT 9
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Connect with others, near or far. Make new friends to exchange experiences, ideas, and support. Post your appeal to the world. Respond to requests.

24 93 Virtual playgroup: ml English for a 3 year old
by sraluna
Oct 9, 2020 14:38:39 GMT 9

Time to Unwind

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Relax at the snack bar and talk about all things off-topic. Get to know one another a bit better. Free coffee and animal crackers.

51 284 FSI free language courses
by Marisa
May 10, 2020 6:51:27 GMT 9
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My two monkeys, Lulu and Roy (now 16 and 13), want to take part in our community, too! So feel free to ask them any questions you like--about their lives and their experience as bilingual children--and I'll have them respond. Your questions can be addressed to them as a pair, or individually.

30 105 If you ever have children...
by Heather Broster
May 31, 2020 20:15:01 GMT 9

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Najwa: My eldest sings and verbalizes his figures/cars stories in an invented language that has English sounds and Italian accent. Is it his way to disconnect from his multilingual world? (rofl) Nov 27, 2020 18:27:01 GMT 9
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Marisa: Merry Christmas to you, Adam, and to everyone! I also hope 2021 is better than this year we're about to end. It shouldn't be too difficult, right? ;) Dec 26, 2020 1:03:58 GMT 9
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Mayken: Happy New Year, my dear fellow zookeepers! (Annual reminder: Check your profile if you need to update your monkeys' age. ;)) Jan 5, 2021 3:28:54 GMT 9
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