We are Pedro (Spain) & Akane (Japan), parents of a Budapest-born 6-month-old baby called Kaito. We are starting to adventure ourselves in the world of bilingual education. Struggling to find families with the same concerns and experiences, we landed in The Bilingual Zoo which feels like the perfect community.
We’re a trilingual family (Spanish-English-French) and I wanted to share a message of hope with you: you can happily live with 3 languages. If you have concerns, need ideas, or want to discuss something feel free to reach out.
***"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - Oscar Wilde***
Welcome, Pedro and Akane! I hope you find this forum, as well as my blog and my book, helpful sources of support on your multilingual journey. Make the most of each day with little Kaito and I'm sure you'll experience a lot of joyful success as time passes. I look forward to following your progress.
Cheers from Hiroshima, Japan to Budapest, Hungary!
Adam Beck is the founder of Bilingual Monkeys and The Bilingual Zoo, and the author of the popular non-fiction book Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability amzn.to/22XKuCt and the humorous novel How I Lost My Ear amzn.to/2EsjVRS, both available worldwide.
Mayken: My daughter's ml homework for this week included baking a cake - there's a cake in the story they read, and after each chapter there are questions and tasks, and the current chapter has the step-by-step recipe. She's to bring the cake to school too.
May 1, 2018 23:48:48 GMT 9
Amy: What a nice original homework! Makes such a change from standard homework, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids remember more from it! I like your bilingual school Mayken! Lucky little girl, and lucky Mummy!
May 2, 2018 0:00:43 GMT 9
Mayken: ml cake homework update: About half the class brought cake (8 out of 15), not all of them were the cake from the book recipe, but my daughter's was the most popular. (Maybe because we added food colouring and topped it with chocolate icing and smarties?)
May 4, 2018 5:58:10 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Cake is definitely my favorite kind of homework!
May 4, 2018 11:28:51 GMT 9
Jana: One of the best parts of having kids in bilingual school was getting Mother's Day cards in two languages! (With less-than-perfect spelling in both!) Ha!
May 15, 2018 9:16:08 GMT 9
Amy: (Twice) Lucky you Jana! So nice to read exciting pieces of news like yours!
May 16, 2018 5:46:25 GMT 9
Mayken: I still have that to look forward to, Jana! Mother's Day in our ML country is two weeks later, and the ml teacher goes along with that date. (It was last Sunday in our ml country.)
May 16, 2018 5:58:11 GMT 9