My Best Games for Bilingual Kids

I have been talking a lot about the benefits of playing with your little ones.  It is a fantastic way to help increase the amount of exposure that you give them while also creating a need to use the language. For some parents, playing with their kids comes really natural.  But what if it doesn’t? Or what if you are …

Creating a Need for Bilingual Children

In order for our children to use all the great vocabulary that we are exposing them to, they must feel the need to use it! Children like adults are pragmatic and if they can get away with using their “more dominant” language they will.  Therefore we need to create a need for them to use the target language. We already …

Increasing Exposure for Bilingual Kids

When raising bilingual kids, two of the best things you can do are 1) provide them with plenty of exposure to the target language and 2) create a need for them to use that language. In this post, we will talk about how to ensure that your kids are being exposed to plenty of the target language. In order for …

Getting your bilingual kids to speak!

We all start out on this language journey with the best intentions. For some families, things start to feel less than ideal at some point along the way. You may be working hard at raising your bilingual kids but start realizing that more and more, they are becoming passive bilinguals instead of active bilinguals.  In other words, they may understand …

5 Easy ways to celebrate your bilingual journey

October is here! Did you know that October is the month of the Bilingual Child? It’s easy to focus on the challenges of raising a bilingual child but are you taking the time to celebrate the journey?  Are your talking to your kids about the power of what it means to be bilingual? Make sure you set the time aside …

Survey & 10 must-listen episodes!

This week’s episode is a short request for a favor and an index guide to some must-listen episodes. If you have just five minutes, consider  filling out the Bilingual Avenue Survey. Simply click here and help to make Bilingual Avenue better! You will also have a chance to be entered for  a 20 minute one-on-one consultation. If you are still …