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Bilingual Baby Signing

Inside: Bilingual babies sing language.   We have been using baby sign language with our first son, since he was about ten months old. I meant to start earlier, and teach more signs than I did, but even the 5 or 6 signs we've mastered have been incredibly helpful. And...

How We Met: A Bicultural Story

Marrying a Peruvian guy from the jungle was not something I'd ever imagined. And marrying a bookish American girl was not something my husband had ever pictured, either. When we met, I didn't speak Spanish and he didn't speak English. So, how exactly did we end up...

Why Bilingual Families Need Books

When I was pregnant with our first, I would confidently pat my expanding belly and share with friends our plans to speak Spanish at home. We were right to make this plan: our little ones simply wouldn't get enough Spanish time only speaking with Papá, a native...

5 Reasons We’re Raising Bilingual Kids

Inside: Why we're raising bilingual kids. We never expected to be here, raising a family bilingually. My husband didn’t speak English until after we got married, and I didn’t speak Spanish until after I met him. And yet here we are, a mix of cultures and languages,...

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