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9 18 19 Vital Reminders for Bilingual and Multilingual Success
by Adam Beck
Apr 4, 2019 17:32:08 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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by Andrea
Sept 22, 2017 1:04:49 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!)

374 1,921 Greetings from a Canadian dad in rural Japan
by Adam Beck
Aug 18, 2019 14:05:09 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.

323 2,818 Minority language (ml) as an extracurricular
by Marisa
Sept 21, 2019 10:00:03 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.

194 1,568 Ideas/materials to teach English as a third language
by Amy
Sept 19, 2019 5:55:14 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.)

16 88 Old Baby from Ancient Times
by Adam Beck
Apr 5, 2019 22:57:40 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.

56 3,671 Keeping up the pace in our bilingual journey
by Amy
Sept 21, 2019 23:13:58 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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Adam Beck: Great Reading for Summer! Engaging Books for Language-Loving Families! :) bilingualmonkeys.com/great-reading-for-summer/ Jun 11, 2019 12:02:33 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Inspiring new guest post by the actress Deepti Gupta! Guest Post: My Son and I Create a Storytelling Podcast That Advances His Bilingual Ability in a Really Fun Way bilingualmonkeys.com/my-son-and-i-create-a-storytelling-podcast/ Jun 19, 2019 12:04:46 GMT 9 *
Mayken: My daughter got her grade 3 report card today. She has better marks in the ml than in the ML. :) Jun 25, 2019 5:39:09 GMT 9
Amy: Congrats Mayken!!! You are such a lucky ml mum!! :D. And congrats to you and your daughter for all your hard work of course! Jun 26, 2019 15:47:26 GMT 9
Mayken: Thank you Amy! I'm very proud of her. Jun 27, 2019 23:33:50 GMT 9
Mayken: Profile updated with my daughter's age. 9 already.😳 Jun 29, 2019 18:40:35 GMT 9
Amy: Fröhe Geburtstag (happy birthday) to your daughter Mayken! :D Jun 30, 2019 17:07:54 GMT 9
Mayken: Thank you ! She's off in ml country with ml grandpa. Jul 1, 2019 0:43:24 GMT 9
Adam Beck: New guest post from fellow zookeeper Marisa! Guest Post: Bilingual Ability Is Always a Positive Thing bilingualmonkeys.com/bilingual-ability-is-always-a-positive-thing/ Jul 3, 2019 16:42:02 GMT 9
Caro C.: I just came across this TED talk and I think it’s worth to be shared here: youtu.be/y8qc8Aa3weE Jul 26, 2019 9:10:32 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Another inspiring new guest post! Guest Post: Raising Bilingual Kids in Challenging Conditions Can Ignite a Parent’s Creativity bilingualmonkeys.com/raising-bilingual-kids-can-ignite-a-parents-creativity/ Jul 26, 2019 11:34:14 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! How Translation Tasks Can Be Doubly Productive for Your Bilingual Kids
bilingualmonkeys.com/how-translation-tasks-can-be-doubly-productive-for-your-bilingual-kids/
Aug 12, 2019 10:56:45 GMT 9
Mayken: It's our last night in Canada. We've said goodbye to our English-speaking and bilingual English/French friends but we have lots of memories and souvenirs. Let's see how I can keep up the momentum back home. Aug 21, 2019 9:06:07 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Sounds like a wonderful trip, Mayken! Safe travels home! :) Aug 22, 2019 10:33:45 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! If You Like Blueberries and Bilingual Children, You’ll Enjoy This Blog Post bilingualmonkeys.com/if-you-like-blueberries-and-bilingual-children-youll-enjoy-this-blog-post/ Aug 22, 2019 10:34:19 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Starting September 2: Follow My Travels in the U.K. and Europe! bilingualmonkeys.com/follow-my-travels-in-the-uk-and-europe/ Aug 27, 2019 11:56:52 GMT 9
Mayken: Calling all Paris-area Zookeepers - if you're free in the afternoon of September 14 and want to meet our Head Keeper Adam and other Paris-area zookeepers, get in touch with me via private message! Aug 29, 2019 23:10:50 GMT 9
Wojtek: My daughter said today that on 20$ bill there is Adam :D Sept 8, 2019 7:05:01 GMT 9 *
Wojtek: Is that Andrew Jackson? :D Sept 8, 2019 7:07:35 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wojtek, see you both in Poland very soon! :D Sept 9, 2019 15:26:31 GMT 9