Last Minute Holiday Gift for Global Kids

Last Minute Holiday Gift for Global Kids

1. Uncle Goose Blocks It goes without saying that Uncle Goose blocks are one of the best gifts out there for bilingual babies. I’ve purchased these for friends in French and Hebrew. These are now also available in Braille & Sign Language. (I would suggest...
Setting Family Language Goals

Setting Family Language Goals

As the kids get older, I realize that our family language diagrams have not necessarily changed as much, but the matter in which we go about it has changed. With both of my boys in preschool, the struggle continues in maintaining their interest in their home...
Behind the Scenes: Creating Gus on the Go Eastern and Western Armenian

Behind the Scenes: Creating Gus on the Go Eastern and Western Armenian

Early last summer the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) reached out to us to work with them to develop Gus on the Go in Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian. We’re so excited to finally be able to release this for the international Armenian community....
Team Gus 2015 Family Language Diagrams

Team Gus 2015 Family Language Diagrams

As our little “babies” get older and enter daycare and preschool, both Yono and I were presented with new challenges and some edits to our different family language diagrams. These days my 4 year old speaks predominantly in English and my husband and I are...
Learning Chinese with Children’s Songs in Cantonese & Mandarin

Learning Chinese with Children’s Songs in Cantonese & Mandarin

About a month ago, I stumbled onto this article on InCulture Parent, written by Fiona Falcone. Fiona was a new mom and determined to teach her son Cantonese despite the fact that she had forgotten much of what she had learned as a child. (Wait, did I just find my...
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...