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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The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter S

by Corey

S is for…  Stories As we all know, there is nothing more captivating than a good story! Adventure and mystery, romance and poetry – a tale told well will captivate even the most stubborn of audiences. Who can resist? When is the last time you told your children a good story in your language? Or […]

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Week in Review

Multilingual Living’s Weekend Review

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This is a list of articles, Tweets, Facebook posts and links that we think you might enjoy this weekend. Thank you everyone for sharing your tips, tweets, emails and more with me! Were it not for you, this post wouldn’t even be here! The Newsletter is Alive Again! After a few weeks of rest, the […]

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