Multilingualism

Music: The Secret to Raising a Bilingual Child

What do I mean by “Actively Bilingual?” I mean that when raising a bilingual child, they do not only understands a family’s target language (in this post, Spanish), but also speak it back to you.  It’s perfectly normal for children to be passively fluent in a second language, especially when it is not the dominant …

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GIVEAWAY: “Little Bun” & “First Mandarin Sounds” Bilingual English-Chinese Books

Multicultural Kid Blogs is proud to offer its readers this amazing giveaway from Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett. She is the author of several books, including the two featured in this giveaway. Read on to learn about what inspired her to write these bilingual English-Chinese books, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this …

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10 Ways to Boost Your Minority Language this Summer | Multicultural Kid Blogs

10 Ways to Boost Your Minority Language This Summer

For most bilingual children who attend school in the majority language, long school days, homework, and extra-curricular activities, unfortunately mean there is often little time for minority language activities before bedtime. As parents aiming to bring up bilingual or multilingual children, once school starts it can feel as if the majority language has a monopoly …

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Using Literacy to Build Multilingual Identity

At the start of our journey raising multilingual children, it is often clear that we want our children to understand and speak our language(s) to connect with us and our family. When we live abroad, we also often want to pass on our culture and repeat the traditions we grew up with…because they are part …

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Activities to celebrate bilingual child month | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Fun Activities for Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month

We love October for many reasons, but our favorite is that it’s Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month! According to the Migration Policy Institute, more than 11.2 million young children, or 33% of all U.S. children under the age of 9, are dual language learners. So October is a perfect time to celebrate the extraordinary contributions …

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