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11 24 The Perfect Book for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids
by Adam Beck
Nov 13, 2019 17:25:07 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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13 77 Following threads and alerts
by Andrea
Sept 22, 2017 1:04:49 GMT 9

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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!)

376 1,939 Konnichiwa from London
by Adam Beck
Nov 2, 2019 13:11:47 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.

328 2,851 Should I read to my daughter in the ML too?
by Amy
Nov 13, 2019 6:11:58 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.

196 1,591 French music without accordions...? (really wide question!)
by Nellie
Nov 9, 2019 5:32:18 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.)

16 88 Old Baby from Ancient Times
by Adam Beck
Apr 5, 2019 22:57:40 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.

13 570 Challenge #3: Maintain an Effective Homework Routine
by Stefania
Jun 22, 2019 4:53:35 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.

56 3,818 How to keep up the momentum
by Mayken
Nov 14, 2019 0:12:15 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 92 Polish small penpal?
by Stefania
Aug 21, 2019 6:26:38 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.

49 281 Long-distance plane travel with a 9-year-old
by Mayken
Jul 18, 2019 19:51:53 GMT 9
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My two monkeys, Lulu and Roy (now 15 and 12), 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.

29 102 Speaking with each other
by Undraa
Jul 26, 2019 10:17:57 GMT 9

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Mayken: We finally sold my (9 years old) daughter's pram! The buyers are of Danish (Dad) and Russian/Armenian (Mom) origin. The mom wants to raise her kid (boy, not yet born) bilingual Russian, I encouraged her to do . He'll also get Danish from family in DK. :) Sept 30, 2019 1:32:22 GMT 9
Sara: Loving speaking Italian and Spanish with my two whilst living in Australia. Thank you Adam! and other parents for all the Inspo! I am currently writing a report for my masters and it's all about EAL/D learners so I am using great content covered here. :) Sept 30, 2019 19:34:40 GMT 9
Amy: Buena suerte (good luck) with your masters Sara! Glad we can inspire you ;) Oct 12, 2019 21:44:18 GMT 9
Amy: hearing about typhoon in Japan. Hope you and your family are safe. :( Oct 14, 2019 4:12:20 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Amy, western Japan, where we live, was spared, but the typhoon hit central and eastern Japan very hard. Thank you for thinking of us. I'm thinking of you and your family, along with everyone I met during my trip! (And I can picture you now, too!) :) Oct 14, 2019 11:09:23 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Sara, cheers from Japan to Australia! I wish you all the best with your efforts at home and for your report! :) Oct 14, 2019 11:11:22 GMT 9
Mayken: Last night, I couldn't think of the ml word for puffin, and my daughter beat me to it, in a cute way: It's Papageitaucher (literally parrot diver) but she said Tauchpapagei (diving parrot). Oct 14, 2019 23:11:32 GMT 9
Amy: It's a relief to hear you're all safe ! :) , I loved that cute story and I love how your ml structures its words, it is always so much fun and interesting. ;) Oct 15, 2019 4:00:34 GMT 9
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Adam Beck: NEW! Reflections on My Five Weeks in Europe, Part 1: Gratitude bilingualmonkeys.com/reflections-on-my-five-weeks-in-europe-1/ Oct 17, 2019 12:30:18 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Reflections on My Five Weeks in Europe, Part 2: Old Friends, New Friends
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Oct 23, 2019 14:47:22 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Reflections on My Five Weeks in Europe, Part 3: Lunch with Simon Farrow
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Oct 25, 2019 11:22:49 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Reflections on My Five Weeks in Europe, Part 4: The Sweet Joy of Playing with Small Children bilingualmonkeys.com/reflections-on-my-five-weeks-in-europe-4/ Oct 29, 2019 12:02:10 GMT 9
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Adam Beck: NEW! Reflections on My Five Weeks in Europe, Part 5: Back to Japan, and Back to Our Key Habits and Routines bilingualmonkeys.com/reflections-on-my-five-weeks-in-europe-5/ Nov 1, 2019 8:42:08 GMT 9
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