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New to The Bilingual Zoo? Learn about becoming a member of this worldwide community, along with the goals, guidelines, and FAQ. You'll also find links to the latest blog posts at Bilingual Monkeys and fun galleries of memes and infographics about raising bilingual kids.

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9 18 19 Vital Reminders for Bilingual and Multilingual Success
by Adam Beck
Apr 4, 2019 17:32:08 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
Sept 22, 2017 1:04:49 GMT 9

Share & Support

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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!)

370 1,908 Hello!
by Adam Beck
Jul 17, 2019 14:22:06 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.

320 2,783 Coping with a 5 to 6 year old's milestones
by Adam Beck
Jul 21, 2019 10:25:41 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.

191 1,533 Ideas/materials to teach English as a third language
by Amy
Jul 15, 2019 4:23:15 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

Take Action

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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 3,560 Small steps forward with a small language
by Adam Beck
Jul 21, 2019 10:16:00 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.

23 91 Pen pals
by Joanna
Apr 24, 2019 16:30:14 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.

29 100 Speaking with each other
by Undraa
Jul 21, 2019 9:31:35 GMT 9

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Caro C.: OMG I just came across this song and it filled my heart with joy and excitement...perfect for all of us who are parents: youtu.be/g1fcnhB8GOY May 19, 2019 14:01:55 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Caro, thanks for sharing that lovely song. Raffi was one of our very favorite musicians when my kids were small. We listened to him all the time. I highly recommend his albums as a source of very enjoyable and very effective English input. :) May 20, 2019 15:32:26 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter is on a field trip this week and I feel like I've lost my main purpose ;) May 20, 2019 20:03:33 GMT 9 *
Raquel: That's cute, Mayken. I hope you enjoyed all that extra free time. May 29, 2019 18:17:39 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Big new blog post! This Key Strategy Can Empower Your Child's Bilingual Ability Throughout the Childhood Years--and Even for a Whole Lifetime bilingualmonkeys.com/this-key-strategy-can-empower-your-childs-bilingual-ability May 30, 2019 12:50:16 GMT 9
SheilaC: I am concern about our upcoming big change to Public school with all English teaching and minimal Spanish. We have been lucky until now with Spanish speaking Nanny and Spanish immersion preschool. We are doing 2-day per week with Spanish after school. May 31, 2019 10:51:49 GMT 9
Amy: @sheilac, I suggest you create an actual thread on the "Questions & Concerns" board, so fellow Zoo Keepers can help you with your concerns. 256 characters is too little to discuss something that is so important to your heart :) Jun 2, 2019 23:44:41 GMT 9
Mayken: , thanks for that very interesting and timely post - it justifies the large order for ml books and DVDs I'm about to place in view of my daughters upcoming birthday! ;) Jun 3, 2019 23:46:00 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Great to hear this, Mayken! And happy birthday to both yours and mine! (They have the same birthday, don't they?) :) And if anyone missed that post, here's the link once more... Jun 4, 2019 8:03:42 GMT 9
Adam Beck: This Key Strategy Can Empower Your Child's Bilingual Ability Throughout the Childhood Years--and Even for a Whole Lifetime bilingualmonkeys.com/this-key-strategy-can-empower-your-childs-bilingual-ability
Jun 4, 2019 8:04:19 GMT 9 *
Mayken: , yes, same date, six years apart! Jun 4, 2019 23:08:01 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Great Reading for Summer! Engaging Books for Language-Loving Families! :) bilingualmonkeys.com/great-reading-for-summer/ Jun 11, 2019 12:02:33 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Inspiring new guest post by the actress Deepti Gupta! Guest Post: My Son and I Create a Storytelling Podcast That Advances His Bilingual Ability in a Really Fun Way bilingualmonkeys.com/my-son-and-i-create-a-storytelling-podcast/ Jun 19, 2019 12:04:46 GMT 9 *
Mayken: My daughter got her grade 3 report card today. She has better marks in the ml than in the ML. :) Jun 25, 2019 5:39:09 GMT 9
Amy: Congrats Mayken!!! You are such a lucky ml mum!! :D. And congrats to you and your daughter for all your hard work of course! Jun 26, 2019 15:47:26 GMT 9
Mayken: Thank you Amy! I'm very proud of her. Jun 27, 2019 23:33:50 GMT 9
Mayken: Profile updated with my daughter's age. 9 already.😳 Jun 29, 2019 18:40:35 GMT 9
Amy: Fröhe Geburtstag (happy birthday) to your daughter Mayken! :D Jun 30, 2019 17:07:54 GMT 9
Mayken: Thank you ! She's off in ml country with ml grandpa. Jul 1, 2019 0:43:24 GMT 9
Adam Beck: New guest post from fellow zookeeper Marisa! Guest Post: Bilingual Ability Is Always a Positive Thing bilingualmonkeys.com/bilingual-ability-is-always-a-positive-thing/ Jul 3, 2019 16:42:02 GMT 9