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16 80 Today is the 5th anniversary of my first book!
by Adam Beck
Apr 19, 2021 21:04:06 GMT 9
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What do you think of The Bilingual Zoo and Bilingual Monkeys? Have some ideas for making them even better?

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by Andrea
Sept 22, 2017 1:04:49 GMT 9

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Tell us about you and your family. Where do you live? What are your languages? What's your bilingual journey been like so far? What do you hope to gain, and give, through your participation here? (Share your warm welcome with new members of this community, too!)

413 2,152 Hello from a Korean mom in Los Angeles
by Amy
Apr 20, 2021 15:23:42 GMT 9
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What questions do you have about raising bilingual (or multilingual) kids? What challenges are you currently facing? Share them here, and lend support to others.

347 2,998 CONCERNS
by Angela
Apr 19, 2021 20:57:15 GMT 9
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Share strategies, ideas, and resources that have worked for you. Ask for advice to find resources in your target language.

209 1,724 Informative podcast for children in Spanish
by Amy
May 12, 2021 17:05:52 GMT 9
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Share a photo of your beautiful bilingual-to-be baby with this community! We love babies! (If you're not sure how to post a large photo, just send Adam a private message for support.)

20 106 Our future quadrilingual
by Amy
Aug 26, 2020 4:44:06 GMT 9

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Challenges are designed to empower your efforts and boost your children's bilingual development. Try one (or try them all!) and tell us what happened.

14 573 Challenge #4: Make Use of Captive Reading
by Adam Beck
Nov 13, 2020 9:21:08 GMT 9
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You want accountability? Tell us about your aims and your efforts. Share what you're going to do, then do it and report back on your progress. Help others stay on track by offering encouragement.

61 4,418 Keeping up the pace in our bilingual journey
by Adam Beck
May 17, 2021 7:54:03 GMT 9
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Connect with others, near or far. Make new friends to exchange experiences, ideas, and support. Post your appeal to the world. Respond to requests.

25 93 Virtual playgroup: ml English for a 3 year old
by Eva
Mar 7, 2021 18:03:21 GMT 9

Time to Unwind

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Relax at the snack bar and talk about all things off-topic. Get to know one another a bit better. Free coffee and animal crackers.

51 284 FSI free language courses
by Marisa
May 10, 2020 6:51:27 GMT 9
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My two monkeys, Lulu and Roy (now 16 and 14), want to take part in our community, too! So feel free to ask them any questions you like--about their lives and their experience as bilingual children--and I'll have them respond. Your questions can be addressed to them as a pair, or individually.

30 105 If you ever have children...
by Heather Broster
May 31, 2020 20:15:01 GMT 9

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Adam Beck: Najwa, it's hard to respond to your question without knowing the full details of the situation. I suggest starting a thread at a suitable board and offering as much information about these circumstances as you can. :) Dec 1, 2020 20:54:20 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! And let us hope that 2021 is a much better year for the whole world! Dec 24, 2020 9:00:27 GMT 9
Marisa: Merry Christmas to you, Adam, and to everyone! I also hope 2021 is better than this year we're about to end. It shouldn't be too difficult, right? ;) Dec 26, 2020 1:03:58 GMT 9
Amy: Happy Christmas Adam and Zoo Keepers! May you all enjoy some quality time with you loved ones. Stay safe. Dec 26, 2020 22:37:02 GMT 9
Adam Beck: My New Year's Message for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids During a Pandemic bilingualmonkeys.com/my-new-years-message-for-parents-raising-bilingual-kids-during-a-pandemic/ Dec 31, 2020 20:40:12 GMT 9
Mayken: Happy New Year, my dear fellow zookeepers! (Annual reminder: Check your profile if you need to update your monkeys' age. ;)) Jan 5, 2021 3:28:54 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Read This If Ever You Doubt the Meaning of Your Bilingual Aim with Your Child
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Jan 8, 2021 17:50:45 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Curious What My Plans Are for 2021? (Hint: They Involve Bilingual Kids and Bearded Dragons) bilingualmonkeys.com/curious-what-my-plans-are-for-2021/ Jan 14, 2021 11:56:24 GMT 9
Caro C.: Hey Adam and zoo keepers. Last night I wrote a new blogpost I would like to share with you all: bilingualmomdares.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/redescovering-elmo/ Jan 25, 2021 1:40:24 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Caro, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Salomé! I hope you two have a fun and productive day, and a fun and productive year, with Elmo! :D Jan 25, 2021 11:17:48 GMT 9
Mayken: Love it, Caro! Jan 26, 2021 5:23:16 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s time to celebrate our bilingual kids with a replay of this popular video! Please enjoy it again, or for the first time... bilingualmonkeys.com/video-replay-20-things-to-love-about-bilingual-children/ Feb 14, 2021 10:12:43 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW POST AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS: There's Finally Light at the End of This Tunnel
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Feb 27, 2021 10:58:18 GMT 9 *
Caro C.: My daughter, 2yo was rocking her bunny while trying to sing her own way. This was something completely new so I made a video... just s couple of seconds had passed when she clearly says a whole spontaneous sentence in the mL: "this is the music". #EpicWin Mar 11, 2021 14:08:31 GMT 9 *
Caro C.: It is just now, many hours later that I came to savour the moment since I had a pretty busy/moved day... so excited about this, something small but meaningful 😍😁 Mar 11, 2021 14:11:43 GMT 9
Mayken: That's so cool, Caro! Mar 12, 2021 3:37:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Good for you and your daughter, Caro! :D Mar 15, 2021 10:59:32 GMT 9
Adam Beck: VIDEO: Adam Beck of Bilingual Monkeys Speaks Again (4 Year Later!) with Amanda Hsiung Blodgett of Miss Panda Chinese bilingualmonkeys.com/adam-beck-speaks-again-with-amanda-hsiung-blodgett/ Mar 29, 2021 16:25:07 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Instagram Live Interview with Adam Beck :) Watch the replay at this link: www.instagram.com/p/CNlqDXSH49Y/ Note: The video freezes in the middle, but then unfreezes shortly after that. ;) Apr 13, 2021 22:08:44 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: New at Bilingual Monkeys! Guest Post: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Raising Bilingual Children 10 Years Ago bilingualmonkeys.com/5-things-i-wish-i-had-known-about-raising-bilingual-children-10-years-ago/ Apr 30, 2021 20:42:55 GMT 9