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Raising Bilingual Kids

Website: http://spanglishbaby.com
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Latest Activity: Dec 9, 2011

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Comment by Cecia Peraza on January 27, 2010 at 2:50am
Hey Ladies!!!!
Comment by Melissa on September 2, 2009 at 2:36pm
Hi everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Melissa and i have a 15 month old son. He is half cuban american and half caucasian, we are raising him bilingual (although he does not talk yet lol) He has many bilingual toys and books, and play his movies and shows in spanish too. It's great because I feel that I will learn spanish right along with him!
Comment by lvlc @ FromMomToMom on May 22, 2009 at 11:06pm
Nice to find this group. My son is FULLY bilingual: Spanish/English. He speaks and reads both languages. Its been a great experience and a FUN one when he translates from one language to the other and make up very funny and silly words! :)
Comment by Solnushka on April 13, 2009 at 5:59pm
Hi there. I'm British and my husband is Russian and we live in the UK. Our home language has been Russian for a few months as my MiL has been staying and as a result my son seems to understand it better than English. Which I'm pleased about as, obviously, outside the house he's going to get English all the time.

She's off back home though, so we'll probably revert back to English. My Russian isn't that good anyway, so it wouldn;t be very good for him to get my ungramatical models. I worry that he's not going to get enough exposure. I think I'm going to try to make contact with others of the Russian community here, as eventually at least, I guess it's the interaction he'll need.

Any other Swedes living in Brazil?

In the meantime, there's always Teletubbies in Russian.

Actually, what worries me is that some biligual people seem to be a bit lacking in at least one of their languages. Is true bilingualism actually possible? I heard, for example, that the immersion method in Canadian schools can produce people who are fluent but not accurate.

That got a bit long...
Comment by Saretta on March 7, 2009 at 2:13am
I think exposure to the language is the key Linda. Of course, you should try to use Swedish with your son as much as possible. Additionally, it's great if you have the chance to take him to Sweden for extended visits with family or if your Swedish family or friends can come visit you and speak to him in their language. Barring that, get ahold of books, DVDs, etc. for children in Swedish.
Comment by Linda on March 6, 2009 at 11:19am
Hello, I'm a Swedish mom living in Brazil trying to raise one bi-lingual little boy :) I'd love to talk about how we can easier help our children learn the second language.
Comment by Clemencia on March 4, 2009 at 10:24pm
Hi I am new in the group, I am raising 2 bilingual children, one is 14 y. old, and the second one is 4 y. old, I am teaching Spanish to my little one by myself mostly talking to her, I thought I would stop and say hi :)
Clemencia http://www.storytime-storytime.blogspot.com/
Comment by Kathleen on February 20, 2009 at 7:38pm
Although I live in Canada (where French is the other official language) I am teaching my kids (and myself) Spanish because I just love the language so much. My kids are just barely 3 and not quite 2 and they can both say spanish words. The 2 year old doesn't know what they mean but she can say some and the 3 year old knows that the two words mean the same (like puerta means door etc..) We just won the Boca Beth Bilingual Beginner's kit from a contest and I hope that will help us along.
Comment by Saretta on February 18, 2009 at 11:17am
I'm raising two sons bilingual in English and Italian. I'm American, my husband is Italian and we live in Italy. Honestly, my kids speak to me in Italian all the time! I don't want to force them to speak English. There are so many other things to fight about!
Comment by Ana on February 9, 2009 at 3:03pm
Hi!
Welcome to this group.

We want to invite all the moms who are raising bilingual children to share their thoughts, experiences, fears, doubts, joys, etc..
The best way to learn is from each other.
Feel free to post any links to your blogs or to any useful resources you've found and want to share.
Our blog's url is:
http://SpanglishBaby.com

The information we post applies to any combination of languages.

I look forward to sharing with you.

Ana Lilian
 

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