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Multicolored (Multicultural) Butterfly

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By Trisha Yonekura Photo Credit: Paul Wever Originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine “Come on, Bailey, let’s go,” I said waving good bye to his day care mates and the teachers. “Mommy, no English, please. My ears hurt,” came Bailey’s reply like a thousand needles right to my heart. I can understand how he feels. […]

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Families

Language Transitions: My Favorite Time of Day

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By Trisha Yonekura Originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine Bundled up in a puffy down coat and a knit cap, he almost pulls my arm off with his excitement. “Today I played with Hiroto-kun and ate an orange and blew bubbles.  Mommy, I am so good at blowing bubbles,” the words flow out in Japanese. […]

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Family, Friends, and Français: Art and Drama

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By Sarah Dodson-Knight Photo credit: rick When you’re teaching a minority language to your children, you need to make it as interesting and as relevant to them as possible so that they see the language as useful and they really want to communicate in it. What better topic to focus on than friends and family! […]

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Activities

Language Activity: Time For Car ABC’s

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This fun activity was sent in to us by Christiane.  As many of us find ourselves driving here and there in the car, it is a great time to enhance our children’s language exposure and skills!  Try the following activity and let us know how it goes!

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Expert Advice

Ask François Grosjean: Are My Bilingual Children Getting Enough Exposure?

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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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