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8 16 Raising Bilingual Kids? Don't Miss These Helpful Resources!
by Adam Beck
Apr 30, 2017 6:08:05 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!)

279 1,316 Hello from Canada
by Shangzhu
Jun 24, 2017 3:05:20 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.

205 1,720 Preparing Wednesday ml2 school entrance test
by Nellie
Jun 27, 2017 10:54:19 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.

126 857 Spanish-language magazines for 3 year olds
by Nellie
Jun 27, 2017 11:00:38 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.

11 312 Challenge #10: Travel to Your Minority Language Country
by Adam Beck
Jun 25, 2017 5:16:41 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.

34 439 French Bilingual School off to a great start!
by Nellie
Jun 27, 2017 11:04:43 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 68 English speaking families in Madrid, Spain
by Tracey
Jun 27, 2017 7:02:39 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.

27 169 A metacognitive question for multilinguals
by Amy
Jun 24, 2017 5:34:57 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.

21 73 How do you feel about being bilingual?
by Adam Beck
May 5, 2017 8:19:16 GMT 9

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Mayken: Yay Amy! - I'm curious about the letter my 6-year-old wrote us during her class trip (teacher-supervised activity). Will there be ml in it? I hope it arrives before she comes back! Jun 8, 2017 18:56:16 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW! Recommended Resources: Great Books and Blogs for Nurturing a Child's Multicultural Spirit http://bilingualmonkeys.com/books-and-blogs-for-nurturing-a-childs-multicultural-spirit/ Jun 9, 2017 7:39:13 GMT 9
Joanna: My workshop is planned for Saturday, thanks for your replies...I'll post after. My daughter was singing along to our "theme song" so I have renewed hope :) Jun 9, 2017 14:18:39 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter's letter from her class trip arrived - she wrote one message in ML to Dad and another in ml to me. Her first letter in ml without a ml person to help her! Jun 11, 2017 18:40:08 GMT 9 *
Nellie: Congrats Mayken, Amy and Joanna! Jun 12, 2017 10:12:42 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wonderful, Mayken! Those letters are instant keepsakes that I'm sure will be read again many years from now... :) Jun 12, 2017 14:57:15 GMT 9
Amy: Joanna, how did Saturday go? Mayken, enjoy this beautiful keepsake :) Jun 12, 2017 20:36:29 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Guest Post: Creating a Little Bilingual Family—If Not Precisely By the Book http://bilingualmonkeys.com/creating-a-little-bilingual-family/ Jun 14, 2017 15:13:46 GMT 9
Joanna: It went really well! I'll make a good post soon with details :) Jun 15, 2017 14:04:30 GMT 9
Amy: Looking forward to it Joanna! :) Jun 16, 2017 1:39:43 GMT 9
Mayken: My mom got a lovely postcard in ml too from my 6-year-old daughter on her field trip! Another precious keepsake! (OK, I prepared the card with address and stamp ahead of time, but she did the writing all by herself.) Jun 19, 2017 23:28:01 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW VIDEO AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS TV! Your Child Wants to Be Bilingual https://youtu.be/C2uQhIZPp80 (And please subscribe to my growing YouTube channel!) Jun 21, 2017 8:49:35 GMT 9
Mayken: Our ml section will have a flea market stand at the school fair with used books, games, DVDs and CDs for sale. I donated 2 games, promised my daughter she could choose something. (Proceeds are for the school's ml section.) Love the idea! Jun 22, 2017 23:23:00 GMT 9 *
Amy: Am I to read something into the fact my toddler slammed Adam's book into my face...?? (rofl) Jun 25, 2017 20:58:35 GMT 9
Adam Beck: "Mommy, you better make me a polyglot...or else!" Jun 26, 2017 6:40:56 GMT 9
Nellie: Ahaaaaaaaa Amy!!! Jun 26, 2017 9:44:39 GMT 9
Amy: Lol! (rofl) Jun 26, 2017 16:00:17 GMT 9
Mayken: Alternatively, the message could be: "Mommy, read this NOW!" Jun 26, 2017 22:57:58 GMT 9
Amy: With the hindsight of the ml2 school feedback, she might have been trying to tell me to read it again to find inspiration for alternative ideas! ;) Jun 27, 2017 2:24:39 GMT 9
Adam Beck: New video I think you'll like! Please watch and share! VIDEO: 20 Things to Love About Bilingual Children https://youtu.be/Ky8o1e5nsKs Jun 27, 2017 6:17:27 GMT 9