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18 81 This Wordless Picture Book Is Perfect for Homes and Schools
by Adam Beck
Dec 18, 2021 11:32:23 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!)

425 2,220 Hi from Germany!
by Ilenia
Jan 23, 2022 21:49:04 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.

353 3,030 Separating the two languages - what age do they learn?
by Raquel
Jan 24, 2022 21:34:08 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.

214 1,751 Black Friday offer for Spanish Kids magazines
by Marisa
Nov 19, 2021 1:56:20 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.)

20 106 Our future quadrilingual
by Amy
Aug 26, 2020 4:44:06 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.

14 573 Challenge #4: Make Use of Captive Reading
by Adam Beck
Nov 13, 2020 9:21:08 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.

63 4,523 How to keep up the momentum
by Marta
Jan 21, 2022 13:01:29 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.

25 93 Virtual playgroup: ml English for a 3 year old
by Eva
Mar 7, 2021 18:03:21 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.

51 284 FSI free language courses
by Marisa
May 10, 2020 6:51:27 GMT 9
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My two monkeys, Lulu and Roy (now 17 and 14), 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.

30 105 If you ever have children...
by Heather Broster
May 31, 2020 20:15:01 GMT 9

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Adam Beck: Guest Post: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Raising Bilingual Children 10 Years Ago bilingualmonkeys.com/5-things-i-wish-i-had-known-about-raising-bilingual-children-10-years-ago/ Apr 30, 2021 20:42:55 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Guest Post: What Does It Take to Raise a Multi-literate Child? bilingualmonkeys.com/what-does-it-take-to-raise-a-multi-literate-child/ May 26, 2021 14:39:35 GMT 9 *
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Sara: I haven’t been here in ages. So many different aspects of this community were a great help for me in the beginning of my multiple languages journey. Both professionally and personally. Thank you! Jun 28, 2021 12:21:34 GMT 9
Adam Beck: You're very welcome, Sara! Your warm feedback is really gratifying to hear! Thanks right back to you! Jul 2, 2021 15:34:26 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Recommended Resources: “The Toolbox for Multilingual Families” Offers 123 Practical and Productive Ideas for Fostering Your Child's Minority Language bilingualmonkeys.com/the-toolbox-for-multilingual-families/ Jul 22, 2021 10:52:15 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: :) :) :) Download a PDF sample of my new book Bilingual Success Stories Around the World! Read the first 37 pages of this 252-page book! bit.ly/bilingual-success Aug 19, 2021 17:06:50 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: My first guest post in a very long time: Inside My Own Success Story at Raising Bilingual Kids mamallamalinguist.com/bilingual-parenting-adam-beck/ Sept 22, 2021 21:15:00 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: We had a virtual book launch for Bilingual Success Stories Around the World with many of the parents whose stories are featured in the book, including members of The Bilingual Zoo! Watch the video! youtu.be/hGpHpvfqEjo Oct 2, 2021 13:04:03 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Free download! The latest issue of the newsletter Bilingual Japan includes the feature article (and excerpt from my new book) Bilingual Success and Children with Developmental Differences. Get it now: bit.ly/bilingual-newsletter Oct 27, 2021 11:53:35 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: BIG NEWS FOR CHRISTMAS! I just released my own full-color wordless picture book! It looks beautiful and you can share it with your child in any language! Please take a peek: bilingualmonkeys.com/my-own-wordless-picture-book/ :D Nov 26, 2021 13:19:37 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Last blog post for this year: My Personal Highlights (and Lowlights) from 2021
bilingualmonkeys.com/my-personal-highlights-and-lowlights-from-2021/
Dec 31, 2021 16:38:13 GMT 9
Azeem: Hello everyone. I'm new to this forum, and I'm so glad to be here. I came across this forum reading Adam's book Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability. Jan 11, 2022 2:04:17 GMT 9 *
Azeem: I will be a father soonest, and I'm curious about nurturing my child's English and my local dialect 'Yoruba' speaking ability from the start. I live in Germany, where English is a minority language. Jan 11, 2022 2:08:26 GMT 9 *
Azeem: I look forward to hearing personal experiences, tips, etc., on making the journey for me fascinating. Thanks. Jan 11, 2022 2:10:28 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Azeem, welcome! We look forward to learning more about you and your family in your first post at the "Introduce Yourself" board. :) Jan 12, 2022 16:18:19 GMT 9
Adam Beck: First blog post for 2022: How Your Bilingual Journey Is Like Driving a Car at Night When a Deer Suddenly Appears on the Road Ahead
bilingualmonkeys.com/how-your-bilingual-journey-is-like-driving-a-car-at-night/
Jan 12, 2022 16:18:33 GMT 9
joe7: Hello - I am new to the Zoo. Looking forward to learning from some of you. Thanks in advance! Joel Jan 13, 2022 1:56:29 GMT 9
Amy: Welcome Joe! Do tell us about you and your family in the "Introduce Yourself" board! ;) Jan 18, 2022 5:40:48 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Listen to this podcast episode at Attitudeable! The Gift of Bilingualism: A Conversation with Adam Beck bilingualmonkeys.com/podcast-episode-the-gift-of-bilingualism/ Jan 21, 2022 20:25:00 GMT 9