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Teaching My Children to Read in Two Languages

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Teach Multilingual Children Read in Two Language

By Ana Paula G. Mumy Photo Credit: David D The thought of homeschooling bilingually was initially overwhelming to me.  I knew I wanted my children to read and write in both Portuguese and English, but I had no idea how I would accomplish that.  I feared I would confuse my kids or make the process […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: Baby Steps to Biliteracy

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By Maria Hawkins Photo credit: ThomasLife A few days ago a parent in my youngest daughter’s soccer class asked my advice on teaching her daughter to read.  I took a deep breath to collect my thoughts before I answered.  Her daughter had just turned three. The world of reading and writing opens so many doors […]

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Teaching Children to Read and Write in More Than One Orthography: Tips for Parents

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By Xiao-lei Wang, Pace University Photo credit: Lance Shields As our world becomes increasingly globalized and mobile, more and more parents are now motivated not only to speak their heritage language to their children, but also to teach them to read and write it. Compared to oral language development, the process of learning to read […]

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Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family: Chapter 7 (Final Chapter)

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What bilingual or multilingual family is not at least curious about how to raise biliterate and multiliterate children? Yet it can seem like a daunting task. Helping our children speak another language may already be a challenge, how can we even begin to think about teaching our children to read and write in additional languages? […]

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Biliteracy: Bilingual Children Can Learn to Read in Any Language

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Use the Hieroglyphic Typewriter to decode the image above. The interesting thing about teaching our bilingual children to read is that we are often more worried about the details than they are. We furrow our brow and tense up our muscles when we think about how to explain to our children that […]

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Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family: Chapter 6

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What bilingual or multilingual family is not at least curious about how to raise biliterate and multiliterate children? Yet it can seem like a daunting task. Helping our children speak another language may already be a challenge, how can we even begin to think about teaching our children to read and write in additional languages? […]

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When Is the Best Time to Teach Bilingual Children to Write in Their Languages?

by Madalena
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Dear Madalena, I read so much about bilingualism, but it all focuses on the “oral” part. I have many questions about the written part: Is it better to learn one language in writing first and then the other? After how many years can you add the writing of the second/third language? Or can you do […]

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Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family: Chapter 5

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What bilingual or multilingual family is not at least curious about how to raise biliterate and multiliterate children? Yet it can seem like a daunting task. Helping our children speak another language may already be a challenge, how can we even begin to think about teaching our children to read and write in additional languages? […]

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Biliteracy: Teaching Bilingual Children to Read and Write in More Than One Alphabet

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Henry Scott As you have already read in Bilingual Homeschooling: Reading and Writing in More Than one Language and Biliteracy: Reading and Writing Starts with the Words Around Us, helping our children to learn to read and write in more than one language is 1 part teaching and 9 parts […]

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Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family: Chapter 4

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What bilingual or multilingual family is not at least curious about how to raise biliterate and multiliterate children? Yet it can seem like a daunting task. Helping our children speak another language may already be a challenge, how can we even begin to think about teaching our children to read and write in additional languages? […]

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Playmobil Taught My Bilingual Child to Read (ok, not really, but it is helping)

by Corey
Corey's son reading his beloved Playmobil catalog (Jan. 2007)

By Corey Heller This post originally appeared in 2007 on the blog An American Between Worlds. I would like to officially thank you, Playmobil, (and other toy manufacturers), for your free color catalogs which we pick up at numerous toy stores around town. I hate to admit it, but your catalogs have helped my son […]

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Biliteracy: Reading and Writing Starts with the Words Around Us

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Photo credit: Erica Olsen Long before our bilingual children learn to read and write, they will have been exposed to the written word in many different formats. They see words on signs, in books, on computers, and plastered across billboards. In fact, it is difficult to get through the day without being […]

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