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New Podcast Interview with Adam Beck on Raising Bilingual Children (Plus 8 More Interviews About Bilingual Kids!)

The other day I had the pleasure of speaking to Scott Davison at The Dad Train for a podcast episode about Raising Bilingual Children. We had a great conversation and I hope all you dads (and moms) out there enjoy it! Raising Bilingual Children, with Adam Beck – Episode 18 And if you’re in the mood for more interviews that I’ve taken part in previously, here are those links, too… Podcast Interviews Raising a Bilingual Child – Episode 37 Preschool

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HaBilNet, an Empowering New Source of Support for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids

I’m so pleased to tell you that there’s a new organization which is quickly proving to be an empowering source of support for bilingual and multilingual families around the world. HaBilNet stands for the Harmonious Bilingualism Network and as the homepage states: “HaBilNet promotes and carries out research on harmonious bilingual development. Through HaBilNet you can gain access to research-based sources that will help your family develop bilingualism in harmonious ways.” HaBilNet is the brainchild of Dr. Annick De Houwer,

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Bilingual Lives: Beatrice Beckmann, Founder of KinderBooks, a Subscription Service for Children’s Books

To successfully raise a bilingual or multilingual child, the main requirement is language exposure: the child must receive an ample amount of meaningful input in the target language (or languages) on a regular basis. And the more of this input you can provide, from yourself and/or from other sources of exposure, the greater the odds of fostering active language ability. The two central pillars for providing this exposure are abundant speech (from you or from other speakers of the target

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Bilingual Lives: Victor Santos, Creator of Innovative Language-Learning Resources

When Victor Santos contacted me earlier this year, to share the innovative language-learning flashcards that he and his wife developed for their young son—and now for children throughout the world—I was immediately impressed with the thought and creativity that have gone into them. The fact is, these flashcards are unique, unlike any others you’ll currently find on the market, and could well be a valuable addition to the resources you use to promote your target language(s). I was also impressed

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Fantastic Bilingual Book Project for Children and Parents

Two years ago, I shared a creative project that was carried out by Nellie Robertson and her two children. They live in the U.S. and Nellie is originally from Hungary, which means that English is their majority language and Hungarian is their minority language. The project took place over the course of a full year and involved a stuffed alligator named Alfonzo, who they sent on a worldwide trip to enjoy “homestays” with a number of families (including mine!) who

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Bilingual Lives: Ana Cristina Gluck, Author and Publisher of Multilingual Books for Children

Have you ever thought about writing a children’s book? I think this idea has crossed the minds of many people, particularly parents who read a lot of picture books to their own kids. And some of these parents, of course, are seeking to raise bilingual children and so the book they imagine writing would be in their mother tongue, to help their kids—and other kids in the world—learn that language and appreciate that culture. Well, one parent who has fulfilled

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Bilingual Lives: Delia Berlin, Author of Bilingual Picture Books

Ever wonder about the value of bilingual books for kids? Delia Berlin, an author of bilingual picture books who grew up in Argentina and Brazil yet has lived in the United States through her adult years, wrote a very insightful guest post on this subject… A Writer’s Perspective on the Value of Bilingual Books for Children, Families, and Schools Honestly, Delia’s post had me looking at the value of bilingual books in a broader light and because I felt she

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7 Interviews with Adam Beck, Author of “Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability”

This post brings together seven interviews that I’ve given about raising bilingual and multilingual children (and other matters that may surprise you) through podcasts and video. Podcast Interviews Raising a Bilingual Child – Episode 37 Preschool and Beyond, with host Mike Dlott Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability – Episode 125 Bilingual Avenue, with host Marianna Du Bosq How to Raise Happy Bilingual Children – Episode 5 Bilingual Kids Rock, with host Olena Centeno Culture Clash! Something’s Different Here – Episode

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Raising a Bilingual Child, a New Podcast Episode with Adam Beck, Author of “Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability”

Breaking news! This week I was interviewed about raising bilingual children at the popular podcast Preschool and Beyond. The host is Mike Dlott and we had a great discussion. I hope you enjoy it! And I highly recommend the many other episodes at this podcast, too—it’s a goldmine of practical information about parenting issues. Listen to the Raising a Bilingual Child podcast episode at the Discovery Child Development Center website. Or listen to the Raising a Bilingual Child podcast episode

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Interview with Hennie Jacobs, Author of the Uniquely Bilingual “Betty & Cat” Book Series

Today I’d like to give a loud shout-out to author Hennie Jacobs and her uniquely bilingual children’s books. While it’s true that, as a rule, I no longer feature specific titles for bilingual children’s books at this site (continuing to do so is beyond my capacity), I feel that Hennie has taken an inspired approach to the challenge of creating “bilingual books” and I want to share her work with you. What makes Hennie’s books different from the many other

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VIDEO: Lively Discussion on Raising Bilingual Children with Adam Beck of Bilingual Monkeys and Amanda Hsiung Blodgett of Miss Panda Chinese

Since my book about raising bilingual children was released in the spring, I’ve been interviewed a number of times. These videotaped conversations—connecting me, in Hiroshima, Japan, to kindred spirits in other parts of the world—have been a real joy for me and I’ve been grateful for the invitations to speak about this subject. The truth is, I’m generally not a big talker, but when the subject is bilingual children, which I have a boundless passion for, I’m afraid it’s hard

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