I Am Raising A Bilingual Child

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    My dictionary to a bilingual spanish child: Muna- Moon/Luna Chocoyate- Chocolate Miyo- Me/yo Potatoees- Please/porfavor Tank-u- Thank-you Miya- Look My ultimate favorite that my child has said to me in every grocery market.. Which has brought me the shamless looks from other...
    ThreeMarys ThreeMarys
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 3, 2011

    The "outcast" Factor...

    As I said in my first story, our daughter grew up with 2 languages right from her birth. We were running a Bed and Breakfast place and accommodated guests from all over the world, so she was exposed to different languages and realized from a young age, that it's an advantage to...
    IQplusfun IQplusfun
    56-60, F
    1 Response May 20, 2012

    The Wow Factor...

    Both, my husband and I, are originally from Germany, but live in Australia. When my daughter was about 3 and a half years old, we spent a weekend at a tourist resort and were playing around in the pool, talking German. Nearby were three elderly ladies and watched us. Suddenly my...
    IQplusfun IQplusfun
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 17, 2012

    Teaching Early

    My boyfriend and I are teaching my daughter english and spanish now, she is 11mo and we talk to her now in both and as she gets older we will teach her to read in both and introduce her to french. In our family it is necessary because his family is from Venezuela and for the...
    KelseyC KelseyC
    18-21, F
    Aug 20, 2012

    My son is bilingual. On weekends,

    we used to do Spanish ONLY. But we have moved away from that as he's become more involved in sports and activities that require English. Now we sprinkle in the Spanish.
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB
    31-35, F
    May 22, 2015

    See The Importance Of Being Bilingual ?

    That´s exactly what I mean   !!
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    Dec 1, 2012


    I am sitting in the livingroom of my friend.. Mateo speaks mostly spanish while Caleb speaks mostly English.. Playing away with their trains.. when I hear them arguing about whos going to have Thomas.. and whos going to get Percy. My son makes me so proud he picks up the lesser...
    ThreeMarys ThreeMarys
    26-30, F
    5 Responses May 29, 2011

    I Love That They Connect With Their Home Cultures

    I am Danish, born to a mother and father who lived and worked in Nuuk, Greenland. Unlike most mainland born residents, they had attempted to learn Greenlandic (not common for government officials from places like Copenhagen) and were both fluent, having moved over the year they...
    CadmiumGold CadmiumGold
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2013

    7 Habits that will help your child become

    bilingual Raising bilingual children starts with a few small steps, a few minutes per day. It should not be overwhelming. We are all busy and we are trying our best. Using everyday activities to teach a language is key. Integrating these habits into our week will generate huge...
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    3 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    Teaching Early.

    My little girl Brooklyn will bee taught spanish almost as soon as she gets english down. She's half puerto rican , so I figure I misewell let her speak two languages. Brooklyn Carter Lyree Roberson.
    AmandaLanae21 AmandaLanae21
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2013

    Two Done One More To Go

    I raise my two older sons to be bilingual Spanish-English.  The second oldest can speak either of them with no accent at all. The older is good enough, he just feel insecure when speaking Spanish.  Which oddly his first language. It helped a lot being through out the years in...
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    Apr 30, 2011
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