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Highlights from Bilingual Monkeys: March 2013

During our trip to the U.S. in June, I’ll regularly post highlights from Bilingual Monkeys—selected articles from each month since the site was launched last fall. Be sure to read the articles you may have missed! I’ll be back soon with reflections on our trip and fresh posts on raising bilingual kids!

The One Thing You Absolutely, Positively Must Have to Raise a Bilingual Child
Without this, the odds of successfully raising a bilingual child will plummet dramatically.

Recommended Resources: The Extraordinary
The captivating images at this site can be used to engage children in discussion and stimulate language development.

Recommended Resources: The Captivating Songs and Stories of Bill Harley
The songs and stories by Grammy-winner Bill Harley are not only great fun, they’re also a rich source of language exposure.

How Messages in the Minority Language Can Boost Literacy (and Much More)
Writing messages to your children in the minority language can have a positive impact on literacy and other aspects of their development.

“It’s a Little Bit Funky”: I Interview My Son on Being Bilingual
Interviewing my 6-year-old son about his bilingual ability confirmed that, to this point, his feelings toward his own bilingualism are quite positive.

“I Can Help People”: I Interview My Daughter on Being Bilingual
Interviewing my 8-year-old daughter about her bilingual ability brought out some concerns about homework and using her minority language in public.

How Images Will Stimulate Your Child’s Bilingual Development
Make conscious use of the images around you to nurture your children’s bilingual ability.

What to Do When Your Bilingual Child Won’t Speak Your Language
To activate a child’s passive ability in the minority language, you must address the areas of “need” and “exposure.”


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I’m Adam Beck, the founder of this blog and The Bilingual Zoo, a lively worldwide forum for parents raising bilingual or multilingual kids. I’m also the author of the popular books Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability and Bilingual Success Stories Around the World. I’ve been an educator and writer in this field for 25 years as well as the parent of two bilingual children, now 19 and 16. I hope my work can help empower the success of your bilingual journey.

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