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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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Homeschool

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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Homeschool

Biliteracy: Teach Your Bilingual Child to Read and Write in Your Language

by Corey
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Photo credit: Alan Cleaver School is finishing in many places around the world. Children are looking forward to lazy days on the grass, swimming under the hot sun and chasing sprinkler rainbows across the yard. Ah, the joys of childhood. Summertime is also a time for reading – under trees, on the beach, lounging on […]

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Activities

Get Your Bilingual Child Writing: Decode the Message

by Corey
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Oh how I enjoy doing this activity with my bilingual children! As long as your children can recognize and write letters and numbers, then they are old enough for this fun activity. Do you want to bring your multilingual child into the world of intrigue and mystery?  Tell your child that you have a secret […]

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Teaching Very Young Multilingual Children How to Read and Write in Their Languages?

by Corey
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We have a 2.5 year old daughter and speak Turkish at home.  Recently we moved to Cheyenne Wyoming.  I’m feeling concerned a bit about the future. What I have observed in my friends who grew up here is that their use of oral language is perfect, but writing is almost always a problem.

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