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13 49 How is your family coping with the coronavirus pandemic?
by Amy
Mar 30, 2020 22:11:48 GMT 9
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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!)

385 2,008 Hello from London, UK! Intro and trilingual concerns in one
by Vaishali P
Mar 13, 2020 23:35:20 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.

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by Raquel
Feb 25, 2020 18:09:11 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.

200 1,646 Resources available during coronavirus lockdown
by Marta
Mar 30, 2020 22:46:42 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.)

18 98 Say Hola to Leo & Miri
by Ilyssa
Feb 25, 2020 9:36:47 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.

13 570 Challenge #3: Maintain an Effective Homework Routine
by Stefania
Jun 22, 2019 4:53:35 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.

57 4,062 2 Spaniards raising Eng-Spa bilingual children in Spain
by Raquel
Mar 31, 2020 0:50:03 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.

24 92 Polish small penpal?
by Stefania
Aug 21, 2019 6:26:38 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.

50 283 100 most-spoken languages in the world
by Raquel
Feb 26, 2020 19:52:02 GMT 9
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My two monkeys, Lulu and Roy (now 15 and 12), 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.

29 102 Speaking with each other
by Undraa
Jul 26, 2019 10:17:57 GMT 9

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Adam Beck: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 3 Essential Ways Parents Raising Bilingual Children Should Be Like Zombies bilingualmonkeys.com/3-essential-ways-parents-raising-bilingual-children-should-be-like-zombies/ Nov 1, 2019 8:41:02 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Reflections on My Five Weeks in Europe, Part 5: Back to Japan, and Back to Our Key Habits and Routines bilingualmonkeys.com/reflections-on-my-five-weeks-in-europe-5/ Nov 1, 2019 8:42:08 GMT 9
Adam Beck: EXCITING SURPRISE! I have a special new book out in the world and I'd love your support! Thank you! :) I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL! bilingualmonkeys.com/i-want-to-be-bilingual-book/ Nov 12, 2019 10:29:17 GMT 9
Mayken: Please tell me that ml toy commercials on ml TV count as linguistic and cultural exposure (because I can't cut them out)... :| ;) Nov 17, 2019 20:39:49 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW POST ABOUT MY DAUGHTER: This Is the Bottom Line for Success at Raising Bilingual Kids bilingualmonkeys.com/this-is-the-bottom-line-for-success-at-raising-bilingual-kids/ Dec 12, 2019 11:47:07 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW POST ABOUT MY SON: I Did Something the Other Day That I Thought I’d Never Do
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Mayken: Time to update my profile and adding that so important ½ to my daughter's age. Everyone, don't forget to update your kids' ages at least once a year! Dec 31, 2019 1:19:40 GMT 9 *
Amy: Totally agree with you ;) Jan 12, 2020 5:25:49 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! The first post of the year at Bilingual Monkeys: All the Crazy Mischief I’ll Be Making in 2020 bilingualmonkeys.com/all-the-crazy-mischief-ill-be-making-in-2020/ Jan 13, 2020 19:39:59 GMT 9
Marisa: "Victory moment:" My almost 4-year-old daughter told me yesterday in the ml (rough translation): "mom, there's something wrong with the cartoons, can you fix it, please?"... she was accidentally watching TV in the ML! So I gladly obliged :) Jan 18, 2020 4:15:02 GMT 9
Amy: Awww bless her, Marisa!!! That was so cute!! <3 Jan 18, 2020 5:25:44 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Marisa, give that little minority language lover a big hug from me! :) Jan 18, 2020 8:04:49 GMT 9
Marisa: Will do! :) Jan 18, 2020 22:20:02 GMT 9
Adam Beck: In-depth guest post by Vivien Won: The Multilingual, Multicultural Life of a Third Culture Kid bilingualmonkeys.com/the-multilingual-multicultural-life-of-a-third-culture-kid/ Jan 29, 2020 12:18:06 GMT 9 *
Mayken: We're at Harry Potter Book Night at the English bookshop in Paris. The activities are all in French but my daughter teamed up for the treasure hunt with a girl who also speaks ouf ml German! Feb 8, 2020 3:50:49 GMT 9
Adam Beck: My Daughter Hits the Biggest Milestone of Our Bilingual Journey Together bilingualmonkeys.com/my-daughter-hits-the-biggest-milestone-of-our-bilingual-journey-together/ Feb 10, 2020 14:04:03 GMT 9 *
Wojtek: www.kqed.org/mindshift/42177/what-parents-can-gain-from-learning-the-science-of-talking-to-kids Feb 10, 2020 21:41:55 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW! Big News About My Blog! :) bilingualmonkeys.com/big-news-about-my-blog/ Feb 20, 2020 11:09:26 GMT 9
Amy: Was stunned to hear eldest had an anglophone (ml) accent when she began to read in the ML this afternoon!! Didn't last more than a paragraph until her brain switched language, but chuffed mum here!! 8-) Mar 7, 2020 23:05:49 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter found the secret stash of ml books I'd bought at the closure sale of the ml book store two months ago and hidden away for later. Guess it's a good time for new books now, right? Mar 18, 2020 5:29:38 GMT 9