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Username: amyinitaly Last Online: Aug 23, 2017 19:13:25 GMT 9
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Gender: Female
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Date Registered: Feb 21, 2015 23:06:35 GMT 9
Country (residing now): Italy
Country (originally from): USA
Children, Ages: two girls, ages 9 & 4
Majority Language: Italian
Minority Language(s): English
Current Challenge in Your Bilingual Journey: The 4 year old is in full time Italian preschool. We converse in English all the time. She seems to want to learn to read. Our ML language is Italian, which is almost exclusively phonetic. English, our ml, is NOT. We're trying to decide what to do. Maybe start with phonetic stuff in English. Hmmm..

The 9 year old is reading more an more independently now, with a good balance between ML and ml. I struggle to find books that will capture her interest without being over her head in terms of reading level.
Something Funny or Interesting About You: I can juggle.
Favorite Quote: Life is like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way

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Mayken: When you've been waiting for years to share Harry Potter with your child, and one day she picks up the book and reads the first lines herself: youtu.be/P-L7cp-T4LU :) Nov 6, 2017 1:41:36 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wonderful, Mayken! A joyful outcome of the steady patience and persistence through all the days that came before! :) Nov 6, 2017 9:34:43 GMT 9
Raquel: Awesome, Mayken!! YAY!! Nov 8, 2017 18:02:22 GMT 9
Nellie: So cute Mayken! Nov 9, 2017 2:02:21 GMT 9
Mayken: Thanks everyone! Nov 10, 2017 0:29:31 GMT 9
Mayken: The charms are adorable, Adam! Nov 12, 2017 1:30:15 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Burning Questions About Raising Bilingual and Multilingual Children bilingualmonkeys.com/burning-questions-about-raising-bilingual-and-multilingual-children/ Nov 18, 2017 11:16:24 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: The 10 Most Popular Posts at Bilingual Monkeys in 2017 bilingualmonkeys.com/the-10-most-popular-posts-in-2017/ Dec 1, 2017 8:30:17 GMT 9
Mayken: My 7-year-old, her ML dad and a ml family are going to the Christmas market at a ml school today - and I can't go with them! (Hope that ML dad's presence doesn't stop the kids from speaking ml together.) Dec 2, 2017 22:12:04 GMT 9 *
Amy: I'm sure the language balance is heavily in favour of the ml. :) Don't you worry Mayken. ;) And it's also good that your daughter sees that the ml exists beyond the Mummy sphere. ;) It will give more weight to the ml to hear from another sphere. ;) Dec 2, 2017 22:51:42 GMT 9 *
Mayken: In the end, it was my daughter with ML dad and the other girl with ML mom (but who's fluent in ml). The other girl got tired of ml after a while but my girl chatted with people in ml and bought ml books and a snack, all in ml! Dec 5, 2017 0:29:57 GMT 9
Amy: Not so bad after all then, Mayken ;) Dec 5, 2017 6:27:24 GMT 9
Mayken: Not bad at all, I just regret I wasn't there with them. Dec 6, 2017 6:11:36 GMT 9
Amy: As the French have it Mayken: "ce n'est que partie remise!" ;) Dec 6, 2017 18:47:06 GMT 9 *
Mayken: My daughter wrote her letter to Santa in the ml this weekend, and we'll send it to Santa's address in the ml country, that way she'll get an ml letter back from him! Last item on her wishlist reads "The second Harry Potter book, and more books." :) Dec 11, 2017 23:59:38 GMT 9
Adam Beck: More books is always good! :D Dec 12, 2017 8:15:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: For Christmas: The Most Beautiful Video You Might Ever See About a Bilingual Family buff.ly/2nI2yrE Dec 12, 2017 8:16:04 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Coming in 2018: The New Novel by Adam Beck, Founder of Bilingual Monkeys bilingualmonkeys.com/coming-in-2018-the-new-novel-by-adam-beck/ Dec 12, 2017 15:15:42 GMT 9
Mayken: Yay! Congrats, Adam! And the cover looks awesome! Dec 12, 2017 23:44:21 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Thank you, Mayken! :D Dec 13, 2017 4:58:56 GMT 9