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French Songs for Kids: A Playlist for Beginners

French Songs for Kids: A Playlist for Beginners

Inside: A collection of French songs for kids on YouTube.    As we raise our two bilingual kids, I've always planned to introduce a third or even fourth language. While this has always been the goal, I've been pretty spotty on following through. My son is super...

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Things Bilingual Moms Do In Public

Things Bilingual Moms Do In Public

Inside: Thing bilingual moms do.   Mothering is interesting. So full of sweet moments!.. and also full of moments in which we would clearly choose teleportation of the entire family as our superpower.  Sometimes I think my kids save up those "special moments" for the...

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Spanish Bug Books for Toddlers and Kids

Spanish Bug Books for Toddlers and Kids

Inside: Spanish bug books for kids.    My kids are really into bugs. Sometimes I'll find them turning over rocks in the yard to see what treasures they'll find underneath. I've had to study up to learn a lot of the names myself! Today I've collected my favorite books...

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The Best Spanish Board Books for Babies & Toddlers

The Best Spanish Board Books for Babies & Toddlers

Inside: Spanish board books (or bilingual books) for babies and toddlers.    The earlier you start introducing language, the better. Studies show, in fact, that babies recognize language sounds from the womb.  By far, my favorite baby shower and birthday gifts have...

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3 Must-Own Books for Every Spanglish Home

3 Must-Own Books for Every Spanglish Home

Inside: Recommendations on books for bilingual families and raising bilingual kids. I often start posts on bilingual parenting by describing the beginning: a new mom. Staring into my new baby's eyes, hoping I wasn't crazy to think I could raise him in Spanish. All...

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50 Picture Books Every Spanglish House Needs

50 Picture Books Every Spanglish House Needs

Inside: Bilingual books in Spanish and English, for kids. No Spanglish home is complete without a stash of bilingual books for kids in Spanish and English. Thankfully, there are more and more available now! I often walk in the door exhausted after a day of teaching,...

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Creating JOY in the Bilingual Home

Creating JOY in the Bilingual Home

Inside: Joyful bilingual parenting, as part of the “A to Z of Raising Multilingual Children” series, from the Piri-Piri Lexicon. Good teachers know this about their students: they won't remember most of what you say. They will always remember how you made them feel....

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Hey! I’m Elisabeth, a non-native Spanish speaker and teacher, raising two bilingual kids in the Peruvian jungle. Read our family’s story here.

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