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7 15 Wonderful new review of my book! (Please share the link!)
by Adam Beck
Mar 12, 2017 7:24:41 GMT 9
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12 72 Book Reviews
by Tracey
Apr 20, 2017 16:43:45 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!)

266 1,232 Ciao & Hola from Australia
by Sara
Apr 26, 2017 12:03:00 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.

191 1,582 Complaints from children
by Amy
Apr 27, 2017 5:10:47 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.

119 801 Resources for German as ml
by Ulrike
Apr 26, 2017 13:09:42 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.)

9 54 French-German-English baby born
by Elodie
Apr 12, 2017 15:58:27 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.

11 248 Challenge #10: Travel to Your Minority Language Country
by Tracey
Apr 21, 2017 17:17:34 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.

32 365 Small steps forward with a small language
by Adam Beck
Apr 25, 2017 15:05:03 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.

16 65 Pen pals
by Tracey
Apr 24, 2017 6:58:06 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.

26 158 Funny stories on the bilingual journey
by Undraa
Apr 25, 2017 16:07:05 GMT 9
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My two monkeys, Lulu and Roy (now 12 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.

20 67 Are you better than your teachers?
by Adam Beck
Apr 25, 2017 13:13:28 GMT 9

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Adam Beck: Bilingual Kids and Grandparents: Make the Most of This Opportunity http://bilingualmonkeys.com/bilingual-kids-and-grandparents-make-the-most-of-this-opportunity/ Apr 5, 2017 6:59:27 GMT 9 *
Mayken: Getting lots of inspiration from Adam's book - if I had the time to implement everything I want, my daughter would drown in ml activities! :) Apr 6, 2017 4:46:06 GMT 9
Amy: Delighted to know my eldest is in Spain though the house feels a bit empty without her around :) Apr 9, 2017 5:03:56 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Mayken, I'm happy to know my book is offering inspiration for your efforts! Let's keep dog-paddling along! :) Apr 12, 2017 10:04:28 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS: The Most Important Point on Our Long Bilingual Journey http://bilingualmonkeys.com/the-most-important-point-on-our-long-bilingual-journey/ Apr 12, 2017 10:05:19 GMT 9
Mayken: My girl and I are going to see her ml grandma in our ml country for the Easter weekend. (And buy more books!) Apr 13, 2017 4:35:53 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I hope you two have a fun, book-happy weekend! :) Apr 13, 2017 5:23:08 GMT 9
Mayken: On the train from Paris to Cologne we sat next to another ml mother and daughter from our school! Only noticed when almost in Cologne. It's a small ML-ml world! Apr 13, 2017 21:40:37 GMT 9
Amy: Got fleeting impression during Skype call with daughter on holiday at grandparents' in ml1 country, that her ml1 pronunciation has improved! :) :) She even seemed more confident speaking in ml2! :) Apr 14, 2017 23:12:48 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Mayken and Amy, you and your kids are both doing so well! Keep up your wonderful efforts! :) Apr 15, 2017 21:26:50 GMT 9
Mayken: During the traditional German Easter fire, my daughter met her friend from her school day in the ml school! So many birds with one stone! (Sorry for the birds ;)) Apr 16, 2017 18:51:11 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Happy 1st birthday to my book! This Book on Raising Bilingual Children Can Have a Powerful Impact on Your Family, Too http://bilingualmonkeys.com/this-book-on-raising-bilingual-children-can-have-a-powerful-impact-on-your-family-too/ Apr 17, 2017 8:23:08 GMT 9 *
Mayken: One year already, and I only managed to finish reading it yesterday. Happy birthday to your book, Adam! (Glowing review coming from me in the next few days.) Apr 19, 2017 0:28:33 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Huge thanks to you, Mayken! :) Apr 19, 2017 5:42:14 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Last night I heard my daughter *singing* in her sleep--in a mix of our two languages! Funny! Strange! :D Apr 21, 2017 10:26:31 GMT 9
Amy: Can't find post where I read about somebody not being able to get Adam's book shipped to Australia. Have a look on Bookdepository.com :) Hope it helps :) Apr 23, 2017 18:47:32 GMT 9
Mayken: My review's being processed by Amazon. Sorry it took me so long to read the book, Adam. (I was busy raising a bilingual child? ;) ) Apr 23, 2017 19:57:48 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Amy, I'm hoping BookDepository.com will work for you--please let me know! Thanks! :) Apr 24, 2017 5:35:21 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I understand completely! ;) Please point me to your review when it's up--I'm eager to see it! Thank you! :) Apr 24, 2017 5:37:34 GMT 9
Sara: Sharing one of my most favourite Australian language book stores online: Le toboggan = www.letoboggan.com.au Apr 24, 2017 15:56:28 GMT 9 *