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Raising Bilingual Kids? Don’t Miss These Helpful Resources!

April 28, 2017

Raising Bilingual Kids? Don't Miss These Helpful Resources!

As I now offer a wide range of resources designed to support parents on a bilingual or multilingual journey with their children, I thought it might be helpful to finally bring them together in a single, handy post. Most of these resources are completely free.

This post may be worth bookmarking and sharing, and as the number of resources continues to grow or change, I’ll make a point of updating this information.

Bilingual Monkeys FREE
All this began with the Bilingual Monkeys blog in the fall of 2012, when I started to share my longtime experience as a teacher and parent of bilingual and multilingual children.

This blog has grown to become one of the most popular sites in the field of child bilingualism, with a wealth of content that includes (as of today, April 28, 2017) 346 posts, 26 pages, and 2,882 comments.

Among these pages are “resource pages” that provide lists of posts, grouped by theme, to make the large amount of content at this site more accessible. The main resource pages, which I try to update from time to time, are: New Parents; The Essentials; Creative Ideas; Deeper Inspiration; Great Resources; and Fun Stuff.

And don’t miss the many wise guest posts from experienced parents and experts in the field.

Bilingual Monkeys Newsletter FREE
I also offer a free weekly newsletter, via email, which is not only the best way to keep up with my work, it can also serve as a regular source of encouragement for advancing your bilingual or multilingual goal. Subscribe to my newsletter.

The Bilingual Zoo FREE
I opened this forum in the summer of 2014 after the growing audience at Bilingual Monkeys began making requests for a way to interact more easily with one another. At this point, it’s become such a lively worldwide community that it’s hard for me to keep up with all the posts!

Currently (as of today, April 28, 2017), there are 656 registered members and many more visitors, and a total of 709 threads and 4,662 posts. To join our friendly community, see this page of information on how to become a member.

Some of the most popular boards include Introduce Yourself; Questions & Concerns; Strategies, Ideas, & Resources; Take a Challenge; and Track Your Progress.

At this site you’ll also find my fun gallery of bilingual memes, which often appear first at my Facebook page.

Bilingual Monkeys TV FREE
My growing YouTube channel, which offers a variety of fun and useful videos. You might start with the series 50 Tips for Raising Bilingual Children or check out the comical interviews of me, my son, and my daughter.

My children and I even made a short film together called Purple Monster in the Woods.

Bilingual Adventures
This new publishing imprint produces engaging books for language-loving families, both non-fiction and fiction, in paperback and digital versions.

The first non-fiction book, released in April 2016, is Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability: Ideas and inspiration for even greater success and joy raising bilingual kids. This unique guidebook to the bilingual journey has been praised worldwide by both parents and experts in the field. Learn more about the book, read reviews, and get a copy for yourself or for a friend.

The first fiction title, coming soon, is How I Lost My Ear, a humorous novel in the spirit of Roald Dahl, written by Adam Beck and illustrated by Simon Farrow. Read a description of the book and see several illustrations.

Instant Inspiration for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids FREE
Initially released in 2014, my popular e-book Instant Inspiration for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids can now be downloaded freely (or for a modest donation to help support my work, the choice is yours). This PDF resource features quotes that I gathered over a period of 15 years and then carefully selected with parents of bilingual/multilingual children in mind. The result is a “power pack” of wisdom that runs over 17,000 words and includes 636 motivating quotes. Learn more about it and download the file.

Bilingual Style
My storefront at Zazzle, offering a range of fun, one-of-a-kind products designed to celebrate and support the bilingual or trilingual journey. Orders can be shipped worldwide. Check out the unique clothing, household items, and other products at Bilingual Style.

Facebook and Twitter
You’ll also find me on social media, at Facebook and Twitter. If you’re not already following the pages below, please do!

Bilingual Monkeys on Facebook

Bilingual Monkeys on Twitter

Bilingual Adventures on Twitter

For this post, I simply wanted to sum up the resources that are currently available for my work. When it comes to raising bilingual children, there are certainly many other helpful resources, too, and I regularly share such resources at Bilingual Monkeys, The Bilingual Zoo, and via social media. Please feel free to add a comment below with links to other resources you recommend!

1 Amanda Miss Panda May 23, 2017 at 5:53 am

This is a great collection of resources that support parents who are a bilingual child. Thank you for your fantastic book and the awesome community!

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2 Adam May 23, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Amanda, thank you! I have very fond memories of our discussion at Miss Panda Chinese. I hope all is well with you and your family! :mrgreen:

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