Hi, I'm Eva and I am a mum of a little female monkey of 17 months. My mother tongue is Spanish, like my husband's. However, I wanted to bring her up bilingual and when I got pregnant I started to speak English with her. That's something unique and, personally, I believe is the best heritage my child will have.
Adam, I just want to thank you for how inspiring you are because on this long path, all that glitters is not gold and fears arise but you're always there, insisting on persistence to get results and I can assure they're coming.
My kid is really young but she speaks words in both languages and understands almost everything, so we're extremely happy.
I am anxious to share impressions, experiences and our personal progress with other families.
We're also a Spanglish family living in France. Hubby is Spanish and rears in Spanish and though I'm French I rear our 2 girls (7 and 4) in English.
Indeed it is a unique heritage that we pass on to our little ones. Kids often mix languages, especially at your daughter's age. Do not worry. She's working it all out and over time she'll fine tune her language use.
You are also absolutely right in saying that this all glittery kind of education is not gold. It is a rough one...but so worth it! Though I have shed tears of frustration and doubted many times in our bilingual education trials, I have never come to regret it.
If you want to share impressions, experience and personal progress with us, I suggest you open your own thread on the Track Your Progress board. It really helps you feel accountable (to yourself) about your journey.
Eva, welcome! It sounds like you and your little monkey are off to a good start on your bilingual journey together! Yes, daily persistence and long-term perseverance are what bring progress and success. So keep stepping forward, day by day, and you'll no doubt travel a long way together on this adventure over the months and years to come.
And Eva, thank you for your kind words. I'm happy to know that I can be a source of encouragement to your efforts.
Adam Beck, the founder of Bilingual Monkeys and The Bilingual Zoo, is the author of "Bilingual Success Stories Around the World"; "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability"; "I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL!"; "28 Bilingual English-Spanish Fairy Tales & Fables"; and the award-winning humorous novel "How I Lost My Ear".
Caro C.: My daughter, 2yo was rocking her bunny while trying to sing her own way. This was something completely new so I made a video... just s couple of seconds had passed when she clearly says a whole spontaneous sentence in the mL: "this is the music". #EpicWin
Mar 11, 2021 14:08:31 GMT 9
Caro C.: It is just now, many hours later that I came to savour the moment since I had a pretty busy/moved day... so excited about this, something small but meaningful 😍😁
Mar 11, 2021 14:11:43 GMT 9
Mayken: That's so cool, Caro!
Mar 12, 2021 3:37:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Good for you and your daughter, Caro!
Mar 15, 2021 10:59:32 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Instagram Live Interview with Adam Beck Watch the replay at this link: www.instagram.com/p/CNlqDXSH49Y/ Note: The video freezes in the middle, but then unfreezes shortly after that.
Apr 13, 2021 22:08:44 GMT 9
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: NEW! 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
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