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Username: admin Last Online: Jun 29, 2017 17:08:11 GMT 9
Latest Status: Day by day, it's the only way!
Posts: 1,050
Date Registered: Jun 7, 2014 11:18:31 GMT 9
Country (residing now): Japan
Country (originally from): USA
Children, Ages: Girl, 12 and Boy, 10
Majority Language: Japanese
Minority Language(s): English, Spanish
Current Challenge in Your Bilingual Journey: I must continue encouraging my kids to read as much as possible in the minority language through daily homework tasks, captive reading passages (in the bathroom), and a steady stream of appealing books and magazines.
Something Funny or Interesting About You: I love petting zoos. Somehow the whole world is a happier place when I'm petting a goat or a rabbit (or even an iguana).
Favorite Quote: We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves. —Alice Bloch
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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.

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Mayken: My daughter's letter from her class trip arrived - she wrote one message in ML to Dad and another in ml to me. Her first letter in ml without a ml person to help her! Jun 11, 2017 18:40:08 GMT 9 *
Nellie: Congrats Mayken, Amy and Joanna! Jun 12, 2017 10:12:42 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wonderful, Mayken! Those letters are instant keepsakes that I'm sure will be read again many years from now... :) Jun 12, 2017 14:57:15 GMT 9
Amy: Joanna, how did Saturday go? Mayken, enjoy this beautiful keepsake :) Jun 12, 2017 20:36:29 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Guest Post: Creating a Little Bilingual Family—If Not Precisely By the Book http://bilingualmonkeys.com/creating-a-little-bilingual-family/ Jun 14, 2017 15:13:46 GMT 9
Joanna: It went really well! I'll make a good post soon with details :) Jun 15, 2017 14:04:30 GMT 9
Amy: Looking forward to it Joanna! :) Jun 16, 2017 1:39:43 GMT 9
Mayken: My mom got a lovely postcard in ml too from my 6-year-old daughter on her field trip! Another precious keepsake! (OK, I prepared the card with address and stamp ahead of time, but she did the writing all by herself.) Jun 19, 2017 23:28:01 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW VIDEO AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS TV! Your Child Wants to Be Bilingual https://youtu.be/C2uQhIZPp80 (And please subscribe to my growing YouTube channel!) Jun 21, 2017 8:49:35 GMT 9
Mayken: Our ml section will have a flea market stand at the school fair with used books, games, DVDs and CDs for sale. I donated 2 games, promised my daughter she could choose something. (Proceeds are for the school's ml section.) Love the idea! Jun 22, 2017 23:23:00 GMT 9 *
Amy: Am I to read something into the fact my toddler slammed Adam's book into my face...?? (rofl) Jun 25, 2017 20:58:35 GMT 9
Adam Beck: "Mommy, you better make me a polyglot...or else!" Jun 26, 2017 6:40:56 GMT 9
Nellie: Ahaaaaaaaa Amy!!! Jun 26, 2017 9:44:39 GMT 9
Amy: Lol! (rofl) Jun 26, 2017 16:00:17 GMT 9
Mayken: Alternatively, the message could be: "Mommy, read this NOW!" Jun 26, 2017 22:57:58 GMT 9
Amy: With the hindsight of the ml2 school feedback, she might have been trying to tell me to read it again to find inspiration for alternative ideas! ;) Jun 27, 2017 2:24:39 GMT 9
Adam Beck: New video I think you'll like! Please watch and share! VIDEO: 20 Things to Love About Bilingual Children https://youtu.be/Ky8o1e5nsKs Jun 27, 2017 6:17:27 GMT 9
Joanna: I'm a member of a FB group Mums Space France and we're planning a weekend in September...taking over campgrounds in France , in English! :) Jun 27, 2017 14:50:49 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter got her report card today from her grade 1 ml class. Almost straight A student. I'll make sure to practise reading aloud and spelling basic words with her over the summer. Very proud and happy. Jun 29, 2017 5:09:33 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, congratulations to you both! Hope it's a fun, language-filled summer! :) Jun 29, 2017 5:54:17 GMT 9