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Highlights from Bilingual Monkeys: November-December 2013

Highlights from Bilingual Monkeys: November-December 2013

As I explained earlier, I’m now taking a little break from blogging to focus on other writing projects. Over the past two years I’ve written more than 200 articles about raising bilingual children so this is a good time to take a short pause and let you catch up with previous posts that you may have missed.

One writing project is a book about raising bilingual children. My goal for this book is to provide ideas that will not only help parents achieve success, but maximize that success. This will be my mission moving forward: maximizing our children’s bilingual development.

If you’d like “inside information” on my new book—I’ll keep you posted on my progress and even give you the chance to win a free preview copy—just click this link to add your email address to a special list. (I’ll only email you occasionally, and only about my book.)

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At the same time, I’ll continue to remain active at the forum for our community, The Bilingual Zoo, so please stop by and say hello. It’s a friendly, lively place for “keepers” of bilingual kids and admission is free for all.

P.S. Don’t miss my major update of the most popular post on this site, titled My Best Tips for Raising Bilingual Kids. It now contains 44 important tips and runs over 5,000 words.

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.

When You Feel a Lack of Support for Your Bilingual Journey from the People Around You
What can you do when you feel a lack of support from a spouse, relative, or friend?

The Power of Using the Minority Language to Help Others
Motivate your bilingual child by providing opportunities for him to use his ability in the minority language to benefit others.

My Favorite Way to Get a Bilingual Child Reading More in the Minority Language
This strategy not only nurtures a child’s literacy development, it’s great fun for both parent and child.

Parents Trying to Raise Bilingual Children: Stop Confusing Your Poor Kids with Two Languages!
I received this message the other day from “A Concerned Citizen” and thought it might be of interest.

Help! My Bilingual Children Are Losing Their Ability in the Minority Language!
What should you do when your children start “losing” their minority language after entering a majority language school?

Thought Experiment: What Will Your Children Remember Most About You?
What impressions will you leave in your children’s minds and hearts, and how is this important, right now, in your efforts to foster their bilingual ability?

A Bilingual Child’s Christmas List
See the fun things my son put on his Christmas list!


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Welcome to Bilingual Monkeys!

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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