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18 82 MY NEW BOOK: Bilingual Success Stories Around the World
by Adam Beck
Aug 9, 2021 14:24:52 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
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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!)

419 2,182 Hello from the UK
by Francesco
Sept 3, 2021 4:54:20 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.

349 3,008 Can't get the balance going
by Marisa
Sept 18, 2021 11:05:41 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.

212 1,744 Ideas/materials to teach English as a third language
by Mayken
Sept 28, 2021 2:06:26 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.

62 4,477 Keeping up the pace in our bilingual journey
by Marta
Sept 21, 2021 18:09:06 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 17 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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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
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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
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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
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Adam Beck: 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 *
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Sara: I haven’t been here in ages. So many different aspects of this community were a great help for me in the beginning of my multiple languages journey. Both professionally and personally. Thank you! Jun 28, 2021 12:21:34 GMT 9
Adam Beck: You're very welcome, Sara! Your warm feedback is really gratifying to hear! Thanks right back to you! Jul 2, 2021 15:34:26 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Recommended Resources: “The Toolbox for Multilingual Families” Offers 123 Practical and Productive Ideas for Fostering Your Child's Minority Language bilingualmonkeys.com/the-toolbox-for-multilingual-families/ Jul 22, 2021 10:52:15 GMT 9 *
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