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Being bilingual is an asset. It improves your odds of personal and professional success and can help broaden your perspective and appreciation of different cultures. If you feel it’s too late for you to learn—and it really never is—give it a try with your kids. You will be giving them an invaluable gift which they will appreciate for the rest of their lives. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of our most helpful articles and posts meant to help you in your quest to raise a bilingual child. Click on each title to read the full post.
REALIZE THE BENEFITS OF BEING BILINGUAL: If you’re on the fence about making the investment of time and effort in making your kids bilingual, or need to convince the other parent, Monica Rohr’s arguments in favor are irrefutable.
BILINGUAL IS BETTER: We’re still at the convincing stage here. Bilingual moms Ana Flores and Roxana Soto’s book Bilingual Is Better is a manifesto that every bicultural or culturally curious family should read.
WHEN YOUR BILINGUAL KID HATES SPANISH CLASS: So you took the plunge and signed the kids up to Spanish class. It’s all going great until they realize most of their peers don’t speak another language. Tracy López explains what she did in that same situation.
Read Related: 5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Bilingual
TELL YOUR KID BILINGUALS ARE SMARTER: Because, it´s true! Elizabeth Heath explores the science behind a NY Times article that explains that bilinguals are more cognitively adept and have more adaptable brains. Make your reluctant teen read this post!
KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CAN LEARN LANGUAGES TOO: Eliana Tardío, the mom of two children with Down syndrome, explains how she’s raising her kids to speak two languages, and so can you!
SHARE YOUR BILINGUAL AND BICULTURAL PRIDE WITH YOUR KIDS: If you are fortunate to speak two languages and have two cultures, share your pride with your kids, daily. Mamiverse editor in chief Lorraine C. Ladish gives tips on how to keep your Hispanic roots alive at home.
MAKE LEARNING SPANISH FUN! Sure, the kids are going to battle learning Spanish in a regular classroom setting. Karen Cordaway explains how to make learning into a game at home, while cooking, playing online, reading or indulging in a Scrabble match!