myths of multilingual families

Myths of Multilingual Families

The key to learning languages in the home—whether one, two, or even more—is interaction. Interaction involves speaking and listening. In many intercultural families, however, children do not become bilingual.
10 best things about bilingual kids

10 Best Things About Raising Bilingual Kids

The best 10 things about going bilingual with your children.
make a pinata

How to Make a Pinata (according to my six-year-old)

Jasmin only just turned six but suddenly has the ability to do entire craft projects on her, from conceptualization to set up and actualization. Tonight she decided to just "make a pinata" after dinner. First, she assembled her materials: balloons, newspaper, a bowl, glue and water. She cut strips of newspaper, added the glue to the water and then started pasting the strips on the blown-up balloon.

Chirashizushi Recipe

All the flavor of sushi, with half the effort. A favorite with my children!

How to Reinforce the Minority Language at Home

Early on, I read quite a bit about language acquisition and discovered that children need interactive language exposure in order to learn a language. This means that sitting your...

An African Guide to Death and Mourning

I heard it over and over again in the U.K.. “They crossed the street and wouldn't speak to me, after he died.” “No one would talk to me about it.” “It was...