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.
Amy: And to all other fellow zookeepers of course!
Nov 4, 2018 18:13:28 GMT 9
Wojtek: Yesterday my daughter used a Polish word in an English sentence. From time to time she does it (don't know if I should be happy about that), but anyway what was amusing about that, she said it with an English accent!
Nov 5, 2018 18:23:45 GMT 9
Wojtek: I feel the English accent in our monolingual family has seemed to be something unreachable but in that mixed sentence, I heard the difference. It surprised me slightly.
Nov 5, 2018 18:23:55 GMT 9
Amy: So cute Wojtek! And such a lovely piece of news!
Nov 7, 2018 6:29:36 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nice Wojtek! Give that little girl a big hug from Uncle Adam!
Nov 7, 2018 10:16:33 GMT 9
Amy: Beautiful pictures Adam! The serenity of the place transpired in every pic. Thank you for sharing them
Nov 11, 2018 21:58:40 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam Beck, Amy, she got a lot of ml exposure but there's only so many times I can watch a Bibi & Tina DVD. Glad she's back at school today.
Nov 13, 2018 0:16:03 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter's school had the annual lantern pageant yesterday. It always moves me to tears when I see the kids stand and belt out the songs in our ml. This year, the ml kids also recited a short poem on St Martin.
Nov 25, 2018 3:34:49 GMT 9