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How we Foster a Multicultural Mindset in our Family - Multicultural Kid Blogs

How we Foster a Multicultural Mindset in our Family

Aside from being bilingual in Spanish and English and kicking off with his Tagalog (my national language from the Philippines), my son is in touch and connected with our world. He understands how big and diverse our universe is and even if we come from different backgrounds, ethnic groups, or origins, we are all the …

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Motivating Children to Read in a Minority Language

For many multilingual families, motivating our children to read in a minority language can be difficult. Making sure our children read and write, as well as speak, our home language(s) is important. However, it can sometimes feel impossible to interest our children in books in our language(s). Maybe they find the books too difficult to …

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Preparing Your Child to Learn a New Language at School | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Preparing Your Child to Learn a New Language at School

It’s that time of year again when (at least in the northern hemisphere) kids and parents are getting ready to go back to school.  For some, it is an exciting time when everything is possible, with new horizons and interesting challenges.  For others, the end of the holidays can spell doom and gloom. A lot …

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Choosing A School for Kids of Color: 5 Things To Consider

I realize that, in choosing a school for kids of color, some families don’t have much of a choice. Geography, jobs, finances, and other family circumstances can all influence where our children spend their school days. However, if you do have some choices, there are several things you might want to consider. Even with limited …

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4 essential lessons for parents raising multi-literate children

Raising Multi-literate Children: Four Lessons and Five Reminders

I am a father raising multi-literate children. Two and a half years ago, I decided to teach my eldest, aged six at the time (and later on my youngest), to read and write in our home languages – French and Korean. Being a foreign language teacher, I had the technical knowledge, but teaching my own …

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