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9 17 New blog posts for August!
by Adam Beck
Aug 15, 2017 10:11:04 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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12 74 Thanks for this forum!
by Adam Beck
Jun 13, 2017 13:32:52 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!)

291 1,372 Hello from Iraq!
by Megan C.
Aug 19, 2017 17:45:52 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.

215 1,812 Can the kids "forget" that the nanny understands ML?
by Marie
Aug 21, 2017 3:29:50 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.

132 914 Guess Who game and other games that help with language
by Marie
Aug 13, 2017 3:00:17 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.)

13 69 New little monkey!
by Adam Beck
Aug 16, 2017 9:18:20 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.

12 317 Challenge #12: Mindfully Shape the Space in Your Home
by Adam Beck
Aug 11, 2017 14:07:59 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.

34 478 Step by step towards balanced bilingualism
by Raffaela
Aug 20, 2017 1:02:54 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.

18 74 Global connection. Anyone in another country willing to try?
by Raffaela
Aug 7, 2017 5:34:38 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.

28 177 Ideas so bilingual monkeys feel good about their ability
by Marie
Jul 20, 2017 3:20:23 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.

22 75 Question for Lulu and Roy :)
by Adam Beck
Aug 10, 2017 17:02:29 GMT 9

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Amy: So cute Joanna! :) Jul 23, 2017 5:33:32 GMT 9 *
Mayken: Two playdates with classmates from my 7-year-olds ml class this weekend, and the kids and parents all spoke ml the entire time! ml interaction with other kids is precious during summer holidays. Very happy :) Jul 26, 2017 0:04:20 GMT 9
Mayken: Holidays! Just the 3 of us, in ML country this year, but I'm planning for a lot of ml time, without any family to visit and friends to meet (our program when we're in ml country). Jul 29, 2017 5:02:56 GMT 9
Amy: Enjoy Mayken! :) Jul 30, 2017 17:05:52 GMT 9 *
Amy: Caught my eldest bragging to her cousin she could speak ml2 and asked him in ml2 if they could continue playing in this language....could it be my daughter is slowly accepting the fact she's bilingual and happy to be so...?? ::) Jul 31, 2017 5:07:41 GMT 9
Mayken: Not all fun after all - we were at a castle today with an amazing 3h treasure hunt, but it was all in ML. My daughter did lots of ML reading (clues), but no chance of slipping ml in. Aug 1, 2017 4:13:44 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: I'm back with a big new post! :) Are You Making Good Choices and Decisions For Your Bilingual Journey? (And For Your Life?) bilingualmonkeys.com/are-you-making-good-choices-and-decisions-for-your-bilingual-journey/ Aug 1, 2017 6:33:30 GMT 9 *
Mayken: Welcome back, Adam! We kept the zoo running while you were away and even swept up the monkey droppings! Aug 2, 2017 18:26:12 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Well done, Mayken! Many thanks! (I was afraid I would be overwhelmed by the monkey droppings.) ;) Aug 3, 2017 6:18:08 GMT 9
Amy: My turn to disappear for a few weeks! :) Off to ml1 country with very high expectations as to the benefits of ml1 family bonding and ml1 exposure for my 2 girls! Have a lovely month of August everybody ! xxx Aug 6, 2017 4:58:35 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Amy, have a really fun and fruitful time! :D Aug 6, 2017 6:30:06 GMT 9
Nellie: Welcome back Adam and have a great time Amy! Aug 9, 2017 5:37:45 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Big, new post! Please share the link! This Key Principle for Raising Bilingual Kids Is a Vital Part of Our Efforts, From Babies to Teens bilingualmonkeys.com/key-principle-for-raising-bilingual-kids-from-babies-to-teens/ Aug 9, 2017 11:09:46 GMT 9 *
Ahmet: Hey Adam! Thank you very much for writing such a nice book. I've read it , took lots and lots of notes. It's full of precious information about raising a bilingual kid. It helped me a lot and still keeps me on my way. goo.gl/photos/oPyfKffApeWPB9eU Aug 11, 2017 7:34:44 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Ahmet, I loved seeing this photo of my book! Thanks so much! Would you mind if I shared it? And I'd be really grateful if you would leave a review at Amazon or elsewhere online. :) Aug 11, 2017 8:54:39 GMT 9
Ahmet: Hi Adam, of course you may share the photo. By the way I already left a review at Goodreads and Amazon :) and I will continue to share info about your book. :) Aug 13, 2017 17:34:53 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Ahmet, thanks a lot for your support! :) Aug 13, 2017 18:14:01 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! The Basic Formula for Bilingual Success bilingualmonkeys.com/the-basic-formula-for-bilingual-success/ (If you like it, please help give it a push on social media! Thanks!) Aug 15, 2017 8:21:31 GMT 9
Wojtek: Look at that girl: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AYbNvArCnc Aug 15, 2017 19:47:45 GMT 9
Mayken: That is absolutely incredible! Aug 19, 2017 5:20:08 GMT 9