This is a review of the interesting articles, Twitters, Facebook posts and more which took place this week in and around our Multilingual Living universe. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips with me! Keep them coming!
Bilingual Blogging Carnival Has Arrived!
- Do you sometimes feel like you are alone on your bilingual family journey? No way! Check out these wonderful entries for the July Bilingual Blogging Carnival! Sarah from Bringing Up Baby Bilingual is hosting this month.
- Would you like to join next time around? Then go to the Blogging Carnival on Bilingualism sign-up page.
Looking for books about bilingualism for your kids?
- Check out this fabulous post by Zoe at Playing by the book! I had no idea that there were so many books for kids on my favorite topic. And while there, browse around and see what else you can find of interest.
- On Facebook, Annamari Bán suggested that bilingual families check out A Little Book of Language. I haven’t read it yet but it looks very promising! If you have read it, add a comment below and let us know what you think.
Multilinguals in the Media
- Multilingual Living reader and Facebook contributor, Christiane Williams, is in the news! Read this article about how her multilingual family is an “international incident”!
- A few years ago, when the Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network was still having Seattle gatherings, the Parent Television Network included me, my husband and kids, and members of the organization in a television program they produced titled Bilingual Families. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Odds and Ends
- This is a wonderful list of Modern French Singers which came to me via Twitter from French teacher, Genedi Shamburger (@gshamburger). Parents and youths, have fun keeping up with the latest music in France!
- Here is a neat article from Modern Familia about supplementing your child’s education with bicultural literature: Using Multicultural Children’s Literature to Supplement Your Child’s Education
- If you’re ready for some good-humored World Cup 2010 translations in English, Dutch, German, Portuguese and Spanish, check out this article: World Cup Languages: Quarterfinal Cheers & Jeers
In the News
- According to one study, one in five parents plan to bring their children up to be bilingual by sending them to a bilingual school or an afterschool club, according to CILT, the National Centre for Languages in the United Kingdom.
- Here is a nice compilation of a few articles about how bilingualism is beneficial for our brains: Bilingualism: The New Anti-Aging Secret for Your Brain?
HAPPY 4th of JULY for all of you celebrating!
Have a fabulous holiday from us at Multilingual Living!