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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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by Andrea
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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!)

381 1,968 Hola from Australia
by Adam Beck
Jan 12, 2020 13:28:07 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.

330 2,864 Different ml opportunity for my second child
by Julie
Jan 28, 2020 7:11:33 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.

198 1,616 Black Friday offer for Spanish Kids magazines
by Raquel
Jan 27, 2020 21:28:35 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.)

18 97 Say Hola to Leo & Miri
by Adam Beck
Jan 7, 2020 17:26:17 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.

57 3,975 Small steps forward with a small language
by Undraa
Jan 27, 2020 20:36:58 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: 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
Nellie: So glad to hear you and your family are safe Adam. Oct 16, 2019 4:35:04 GMT 9
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
Adam Beck: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 3 Essential Ways Parents Raising Bilingual Children Should Be Like Zombies bilingualmonkeys.com/3-essential-ways-parents-raising-bilingual-children-should-be-like-zombies/ Nov 1, 2019 8:41:02 GMT 9
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
Adam Beck: EXCITING SURPRISE! I have a special new book out in the world and I'd love your support! Thank you! :) I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL! bilingualmonkeys.com/i-want-to-be-bilingual-book/ Nov 12, 2019 10:29:17 GMT 9
Mayken: Please tell me that ml toy commercials on ml TV count as linguistic and cultural exposure (because I can't cut them out)... :| ;) Nov 17, 2019 20:39:49 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW POST ABOUT MY DAUGHTER: This Is the Bottom Line for Success at Raising Bilingual Kids bilingualmonkeys.com/this-is-the-bottom-line-for-success-at-raising-bilingual-kids/ Dec 12, 2019 11:47:07 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW POST ABOUT MY SON: I Did Something the Other Day That I Thought I’d Never Do
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Dec 26, 2019 10:44:22 GMT 9
Mayken: Time to update my profile and adding that so important ½ to my daughter's age. Everyone, don't forget to update your kids' ages at least once a year! Dec 31, 2019 1:19:40 GMT 9 *
Amy: Totally agree with you ;) Jan 12, 2020 5:25:49 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! The first post of the year at Bilingual Monkeys: All the Crazy Mischief I’ll Be Making in 2020 bilingualmonkeys.com/all-the-crazy-mischief-ill-be-making-in-2020/ Jan 13, 2020 19:39:59 GMT 9
Marisa: "Victory moment:" My almost 4-year-old daughter told me yesterday in the ml (rough translation): "mom, there's something wrong with the cartoons, can you fix it, please?"... she was accidentally watching TV in the ML! So I gladly obliged :) Jan 18, 2020 4:15:02 GMT 9
Amy: Awww bless her, Marisa!!! That was so cute!! <3 Jan 18, 2020 5:25:44 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Marisa, give that little minority language lover a big hug from me! :) Jan 18, 2020 8:04:49 GMT 9
Marisa: Will do! :) Jan 18, 2020 22:20:02 GMT 9