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Highlights from Bilingual Monkeys: September 2012

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 Ten Commandments (of raising a bilingual child)
What are some basic principles for raising children with good bilingual ability?

What Is Captive Reading and How Will It Help My Bilingual Child?
Captive reading is a highly effective strategy for increasing a child’s exposure to reading material.

The Busy Parent’s Guide to Cloning Yourself
Increase your bilingual child’s exposure to the minority language, even when you’re not around.

The Secret to Raising a Bilingual Child
What’s the number one thing parents can do to nurture the development of the minority language?

Today’s Appetizer: Daddy — How to Boost Literacy (and Love) at Lunchtime
Personal notes placed in a child’s lunchbox can help foster literacy and a loving bond.

How to Get Your Child Hooked on Books
Chapter books which come in a series are a vital part of engaging a child’s interest in reading.

Strange-But-True Tales: Baby Chicks in the Bathtub
Tell your bilingual kids stories from your own childhood to engage their language ability.

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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 widely-read book Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability. I’ve been an educator and writer in this field for over 20 years as well as the parent of two bilingual children, now 16 and 13. I hope my work can help empower the success of your bilingual journey.

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