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Username: sicolon Last Online: Feb 13, 2017 11:35:07 GMT 9
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Date Registered: Feb 1, 2015 1:30:34 GMT 9
Country (residing now): USA
Country (originally from): Puerto Rico
Children, Ages: 16 Months
Majority Language: English
Minority Language(s): Spanish
Current Challenge in Your Bilingual Journey: Dad and Dad's family only speaks English (majority language). I have decent support in Spanish for my daughter with her Spanish speaking nanny but I worry about the future. Also, I need to work on my consistency with Spanish. I sometime switch to English in front of others (including dad) in an effort to be inclusive but I know this is not good.
Something Funny or Interesting About You: My English and Spanish phonetic 'cables' are getting crossed these days in very interesting ways...
Learning English was not easy for me. When I was in 6th grade, I had to do summer school for English because my grades were not good enough to pass the grade. Back then, I would have never thought I at some point I would be living the rest of my life in English.
Favorite Quote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It
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Mayken: Yay Amy! - I'm curious about the letter my 6-year-old wrote us during her class trip (teacher-supervised activity). Will there be ml in it? I hope it arrives before she comes back! Jun 8, 2017 18:56:16 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW! Recommended Resources: Great Books and Blogs for Nurturing a Child's Multicultural Spirit http://bilingualmonkeys.com/books-and-blogs-for-nurturing-a-childs-multicultural-spirit/ Jun 9, 2017 7:39:13 GMT 9
Joanna: My workshop is planned for Saturday, thanks for your replies...I'll post after. My daughter was singing along to our "theme song" so I have renewed hope :) Jun 9, 2017 14:18:39 GMT 9
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