You have just taken two very important steps: 1) get Adam's book which is full of ideas and a great motivator (I just finished reading it last weekend), and 2) join this forum, where lots of parents from all over the world (and with many different language combinations and situations) exchange ideas, resources, and encouragement.
Ahmet, welcome! That's a cute photo of you and your son!
I'm glad you feel you're off to a good start on your bilingual journey! The more exposure you can continue providing him on a daily basis, the more progress you'll surely experience over the years ahead.
Thank you for ordering my book--I hope it can serve as a helpful source of support to your efforts, along with my blog and this forum. Because English is my target language, too, and I've worked with English materials for a long time, as both a teacher and parent, I regularly make suggestions for useful resources in this language. For example, in the CATEGORIES menu, located on the right sidebar of my blog, you can access dozens of posts about "Recommended Resources" (children's books, magazines, music, etc.).
Ahmet, please enjoy my book! And if you find value in it, perhaps others in Turkey would, too. I'd be grateful if you could share my work with colleagues and friends.
I send my best bilingual wishes from Japan to Turkey!
Adam Beck is the founder of Bilingual Monkeys and The Bilingual Zoo, and the author of the book "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability", praised worldwide by parents and experts in the field. Available at Amazon amzn.to/22XKuCt, the global Amazon sites, and other booksellers.
I love the forum. I'm sure I will find useful information and ideas.
It's really good to be in touch with parents from all around the world. The best part is having a chance to directly take opinions and advice from Adam.
In my country raising your child as bilingual is not much known or practiced. I think I will get a lot of help from the forum and the book during this journey. Also, I hope I will inspire some people around me.
By the way I got an email which informs me that my book has shipped. I can't wait!
Amy: Beautiful video Adam...and so true, as always! :). You enjoy your hiatus, and we look forward to reading you again in August! Otsukaresama deshita (thank you for your hard work)!
Jul 1, 2017 5:03:26 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter's ML report card has the same percentage of A's as the ml one but surprisingly the non-A's are not in the same categories. Anyway, she's off to grade 2 at the bilingual school! (After well-deserved and ml-rich holidays!)
Jul 1, 2017 5:12:01 GMT 9
Nellie: Congratulations to your daughter Mayken!
Jul 3, 2017 9:57:10 GMT 9
Wojtek: Back from journey from Croatia. It wasn't English speaking country but ... I was with my daughter for the whole 2 weeks 24/7!
Jul 8, 2017 19:04:43 GMT 9
Wojtek: Being all day with daughter makes really difference! She spoke definitely more and I had more chance to correct her, suggest better phrases, etc. That was great!
Jul 8, 2017 19:08:01 GMT 9
Mayken: Wojtek, a lot of one-on-one time is one of the perks of holidays, no matter where.
Jul 9, 2017 19:55:27 GMT 9
Amy: Baby seems to pick up a lot of ml2! Yeaterday she surprised me answering back "whyyyy?" and this morning when asked how she was she replied "very well"!! <3 Beautiful moments of our bilingual journey <3
Jul 10, 2017 19:21:02 GMT 9
Mayken: Two playdates with classmates from my 7-year-olds ml class this weekend, and the kids and parents all spoke ml the entire time! ml interaction with other kids is precious during summer holidays. Very happy
Jul 26, 2017 0:04:20 GMT 9