Books for Future Global Citizens

Books for Future Global Citizens

This year I’ve been obsessing over beautifully illustrated collective books that offer a glimpse into languages and cultures around the world. While we can’t always jet set to another country, we can broaden our horizons by opening up a book. Check out...
How I Embraced My Preschooler’s Love of Language Learning

How I Embraced My Preschooler’s Love of Language Learning

  Almost four years ago, I made the decision of a lifetime. I decided that I would teach my son Chinese. Little did I know, that decision would completely restructure my life. I researched hours every night when he was a toddler for the best books, language apps,...
Digital Communities for Multilingual Families

Digital Communities for Multilingual Families

One of the hardest things about being a multilingual family is the feeling of being alone on the journey without others to talk to. Few of us really know much, if anything, about effective techniques, available language resources, or multilingual brain development...
How to Maximize Language Exposure at Home

How to Maximize Language Exposure at Home

This week we asked our FAVORITE bilingual family podcaster, Marianna du Bosq, to share with us how she was able to maximize her daughter’s exposure to English and Spanish while living in Germany. These strategies apply to any and all parents looking to keep...
Introducing Chinese Characters

Introducing Chinese Characters

Over the winter, I decided that it would be a great time to introduce my 4 and almost 3 year old sons to recognizing and possibly writing Chinese characters. Just to remind you, my Cantonese speaking capability is about the level of a 3 year old. I’m a pretty...
Multilingual Code Switching

Multilingual Code Switching

Baby J has recently learned a new skill – code switching! Ok, fine… it’s not really a skill so much as a natural byproduct of being raised multilingual. Let me step back a second and explain code switching. Code switching is the act of switching languages...