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The Best (and Worst) of Blogging About Bilingual Kids for 10 Years (Part 2)

This article continues my reflections on blogging about bilingual kids for the past 10 years, both the upside and downside of this experience. As I mentioned in Part 1, it’s hard to believe a whole decade has passed since I began this blog, and hard, as well, to believe that I even made it this far. But, like the bilingual journey itself, I just kept plodding forward, day by day, and it all went on growing

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The Best (and Worst) of Blogging About Bilingual Kids for 10 Years (Part 1)

My previous post on September 1 marked exactly 10 years since my very first post at Bilingual Monkeys. Honestly, I find it hard to believe two contradictory things about this decade: that 10 years have blinked by so quickly, and also that this blog has somehow managed to endure for so long. Looking back, let me now share some of the best, and worst, of my experience blogging about bilingual kids

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The Top 10 Posts Over the Past 10 Years at Bilingual Monkeys

It’s hard to believe, but this blog is now nearly 10 years old! My very first post was on September 1, 2012 when my kids were just 8 and 5! Today they’re 18 and 15! Since that first post, there have been 488 more! And among this total of 489 posts, the top 10 posts, in terms of page views, are these. I’ll list the links from 10 to 1.

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The 10 Most Popular Posts at Bilingual Monkeys in 2017

I know I’m a bit early with this post—since we still have over a month until the year ends—but I plan to take December off and so I’ll share this list today. It’s been a good year, but it’s also true that I’m getting weary and I need a little break from blogging. I’ll continue sending out my weekly newsletter, though, as well as mingling with my fellow “keepers” of bilingual and multilingual kids at my forum, The Bilingual Zoo.

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Top 10 Most-Commented-On Articles at Bilingual Monkeys

In the five years since this blog began, there have been a total of 2,936 comments. Since comments are one measure of a blog post’s popularity among readers—and since I was curious to study this myself—today I offer a list of the 10 articles that have generated the most comments (excluding the giveaways). Along with the articles themselves, I highly recommend reading the comments, too. The truth is, I’ve learned a tremendous amount over the years from these comments and

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The Top 10 Posts at Bilingual Monkeys for 2016

As of today, the total number of posts at this blog—begun on September 1, 2012 with The Ten Commandments (of Raising a Bilingual Child)—has reached 325. In 2016, 51 posts were made and 11 of these were guest posts. (If you’re interested in guest posting at Bilingual Monkeys in the future, see this page.) The 10 most-seen posts at this blog for 2016—in terms of the number of page views—are listed below, from 10 to 1. (However, it’s important to

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Highlights from Bilingual Monkeys: May-June 2014

22 Fun Photos from Our Adventures in Hagi, Japan A personal post where I share pictures from our trip to an old castle town called Hagi. A Terrific Way to Get Your Bilingual Kids Talking (and Build a Closer Bond) Here’s an idea that can be a fun and useful tactic for generating conversation and engaging your children in the minority language. Are Your Bilingual Kids Writing Letters in the Minority Language? Letter-writing exchanges in the minority language can promote

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Highlights from Bilingual Monkeys: March-April 2014

The Funniest Activity I’ve Ever Done with My Bilingual Kids and Students Here’s a great game that often gets my bilingual kids and students laughing like mad chipmunks. (Free downloads, too!) Inspiring Interview with Corey Heller of “Multilingual Living” In this candid interview, Corey Heller, the founder of “Multilingual Living,” shares her personal story and her advice for parents. Guest Post: If At First You Don’t Succeed, You May Be the Minority Language Parent In this guest post, Tatyana Leskowicz

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Highlights from Bilingual Monkeys: January-February 2014

Crazy Bilingual Kids Reveal Their New Year’s Resolutions When I sat down with my kids, seeking sincere resolutions, what I got instead was this nutty discussion. Thank You Letter from a Bilingual Child: Tatyana Leskowicz In this guest post, Tatyana Leskowicz writes a lovely letter to her parents, reflecting on her upbringing as a bilingual child. How to Use Poetry with Your Bilingual Kids (And Why You Should) How much do you use poetry with your children to nurture the

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Highlights from Bilingual Monkeys: November-December 2013

Recommended Resources: Word Games in the Minority Language The regular use of word games, from an early age, can promote a child’s love of language and bilingual development. Your Efforts Today Have a Profound Impact on Tomorrow Don’t ever doubt that your small, daily efforts matter—they do, and a great deal more than we usually recognize. 56 More Inspiring Quotes for Parents Raising Bilingual Children More wise words that can help inspire parents in their quest to raise bilingual children.

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