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Review

Dino Lingo Vietnamese for Children: A Review

by Corey
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While putting things together for Language Challenge 180, I was delighted to come across a new company producing language learning products specifically for children in 30 different languages: Dino Lingo! For families looking for children’s language learning products to use at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, after school practice, etc.) this is […]

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Review

Dino Lingo Japanese for Children: A Review

by Corey
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While putting things together for Language Challenge 180, I was delighted to come across a new company producing language learning products specifically for children in 30 different languages: Dino Lingo! For families looking for children’s language learning products to use at home (homeschoolers, children who haven’t yet started school, after school practice, etc.) this is […]

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Families

Motherhood & Language Learning: An Attempt to Reach the Lower Level of Babel

by Corey
Motherhood & Language Learning: An Attempt to Reach the Lower Level of Babel

Today’s Multilingual Living blog post is part of a “language learning moms blog carnival” inspired by Aaron Myers at The Everyday Language Learner. The posts in this carnival are written by moms, for moms and are intended to be a great resource of encouragement, advice, tips and ideas for language learning moms. If you’re a […]

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Families

The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter K

by Corey
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K is for… Keep on going! Do you know the story of The Little Engine that Could? He’s just a little guy, trying to pull his load and there rising before him is a big, massive, long, large, enormous, hulking mountain. Do the tracks go around it? No. Do the tracks go through it via […]

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Children Reshaping Our Memories of Home

by Corey
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By Corey Heller This originally appeared in 2008 at An American Between Worlds. I grew up in the foothills of northern California and have always had mixed feelings about the place. It is a small town and I grew up in a small house on two acres surrounded by oaks, manzanita, deer and quiet – […]

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Why Don’t My Bilingual Children Care? Blame the Daycare Lady!

by Corey
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By Corey Heller Over and over again I hear parents of multilingual children around the world sigh in frustration when they talk about their efforts. Day in and day out, week after week, year after year we do what we can to raise our children multilingually and multiculturally but it feels like we are having […]

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Passing the Bilingual Blame, Or: That’s Not My Poop!

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By Corey Heller I am exercising in my husband’s office (the home of my beloved elliptical trainer) while my son Patrick bounces endlessly below me on a mattress left over from a recent family visit. A box of my husband’s Physics papers falls from the mattress to the floor. Oooops! My son looks at it […]

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Making Language Deals at the Dinner Table

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By Corey Heller Originally appeared at An American Between Worlds in April 2008 My husband and I often speak English with one another. Ok, I’ll admit it, we speak English with one another much of the time. It comes naturally to us.  It was the language we spoke when we met 16 years ago on […]

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Ask an Expert

Can I Support My Bilingual Child’s Reading in Both Languages?

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Every day, as our children are growing we have so many questions about how to continue raising them bilingually.  Lately, we have had an encounter with our 1st grader.  It is the issue of reading. How can we help our our son learn to read in his second language but also help him with his […]

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Expert Advice

Why Making Friends with the F-Word Is the Answer to Multilingual Parenting

by Corey
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Been letting the “F” word take over again? It always seems to creep up when we least expect it, when we are feeling our best, feeling our strongest. Your kids tell you they don’t want to use your language anymore and wham, the “F” word raises its ugly head. Your neighbor tells you a story […]

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Expert Advice

Are You Taking Your Children’s Multilingualism Personally?

by Corey
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We sometimes forget a few important things along our parenting journey.  We forget essential things, necessary things, like the fact that our children are not perfect reflections of ourselves. If little Paul acts up in the grocery store, that in itself does not mean that I am a bad person, even if others are giving […]

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Expert Advice

Ask François Grosjean: Can I Change From One Language Or Method To Another?

by Corey
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While Prof. Emeritus François Grosjean was working on his wonderful book Bilingual: Life and Reality, he asked me to send him a list of questions that I felt weighed the heaviest on the minds of parents raising multilingual children. It is my honor to present both my questions and Prof. Grosjean’s answers here at Multilingual […]

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