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8 16 Raising Bilingual Kids? Don't Miss These Helpful Resources!
by Adam Beck
Apr 30, 2017 6:08:05 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!)

303 1,438 Hello from Iraq!
by Raquel
Nov 14, 2017 19:46:04 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.

237 1,971 Key Stage 1
by Tracey
Nov 25, 2017 5:19:01 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.

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by Tracey
Nov 25, 2017 3:55:24 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.)

14 76 New arrival!
by Nellie
Nov 9, 2017 1:59:27 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.

12 391 Challenge #11: Make Videos of Your Kids
by Mayken
Nov 25, 2017 7:02:43 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.

39 682 2 Spaniards raising Eng-Spa bilingual children in Spain
by Undraa
Nov 25, 2017 7:27:51 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.

19 77 Holiday Book Exchange - Any interest?
by Talia
Nov 14, 2017 5:22:13 GMT 9

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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.

31 201 Understanding bilingualism in early childhood
by Raquel
Nov 20, 2017 20:23:29 GMT 9
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My two monkeys, Lulu and Roy (now 13 and 10), 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.

23 79 Languages you'd like to speak
by Adam Beck
Oct 27, 2017 15:27:48 GMT 9

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Adam Beck: Mayken, thank you for sharing my book! I hope it can be helpful to them! :) Oct 16, 2017 15:57:32 GMT 9
Marisa: Adam, another bilingual monkey is about to be born near me (one of my colleagues is giving birth tomorrow), so I also got her and her husband a copy of your book... this world needs more bilingual kids! :) Oct 18, 2017 0:06:43 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Many thanks, Marisa! In my humble opinion, more bilingual kids = more empathy in the world = a more peaceful planet. :) Oct 18, 2017 7:33:04 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW BLOG POST: The Top 20 Languages in the World bilingualmonkeys.com/the-top-20-languages-in-the-world/ Oct 20, 2017 8:42:39 GMT 9
Raquel: (rofl)^ Loved the Top-Secret Research studies!! Oct 23, 2017 20:57:42 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Muchas gracias, Raquel! :D Oct 24, 2017 5:24:58 GMT 9
Mayken: Me too! Can't decide which top secret file I'd want to get my hands on first! Oct 26, 2017 4:44:55 GMT 9
Amy: ml1 extended week-end ahead with ml1 grandparents flying in tonight :) Oct 28, 2017 4:31:57 GMT 9
Mayken: Follow-up on my daughter's visit at my old ml school: the headmistress suggested a penpal set-up between the class there and my daughter's class here. Let's see what my daughter's regular ml teacher says. I think that'd be cool. (The kids are in 2nd grade. Oct 28, 2017 6:09:00 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Have a fun weekend, Amy! And Mayken, that sounds like a great idea! Cheers to you both, and to all! :) Oct 28, 2017 7:18:43 GMT 9
Adam Beck: 13 Top-Secret Research Studies on Bilingual Acquisition in Children bilingualmonkeys.com/13-top-secret-research-studies-on-bilingual-acquisition-in-children/
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Adam Beck: NEW! The Perfect Christmas Gift for Bilingual and Multilingual Families bilingualmonkeys.com/gift-for-bilingual-families/ Nov 1, 2017 14:07:13 GMT 9 *
Mayken: When you've been waiting for years to share Harry Potter with your child, and one day she picks up the book and reads the first lines herself: youtu.be/P-L7cp-T4LU :) Nov 6, 2017 1:41:36 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wonderful, Mayken! A joyful outcome of the steady patience and persistence through all the days that came before! :) Nov 6, 2017 9:34:43 GMT 9
Raquel: Awesome, Mayken!! YAY!! Nov 8, 2017 18:02:22 GMT 9
Nellie: So cute Mayken! Nov 9, 2017 2:02:21 GMT 9
Mayken: Thanks everyone! Nov 10, 2017 0:29:31 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Christmas Giveaway at Bilingual Monkeys! Win a Cute Charm with “Bilingual Powers” to Help Empower Your Family’s Journey! bilingualmonkeys.com/christmas-giveaway-at-bilingual-monkeys/ Nov 10, 2017 10:01:00 GMT 9
Mayken: The charms are adorable, Adam! Nov 12, 2017 1:30:15 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Burning Questions About Raising Bilingual and Multilingual Children bilingualmonkeys.com/burning-questions-about-raising-bilingual-and-multilingual-children/ Nov 18, 2017 11:16:24 GMT 9