What NOT to do when Raising Bilingual Kids

We spend a lot of time talking about the things we should do and try with our bilingual kids to help them on their language journey. But have you given some thought to the things that you should not do? I am going to share three things that I NEVER want you to do with your bilingual kids. I never …

Is my Bilingual Child Confused?

It is not rare for bilingual parents to wonder if their bilingual children are getting confused when more than one language is in the mix. I am happy to share that your bilingual child is most likely NOT confused. Children from early on start assigning language. The brain can do fascinating thing when it comes to language learning. But you …

The Benefits of Talking to your Bilingual Children

Want to know my favorite trick for increasing the exposure with my kids to Spanish? I talk about my day, all day every day! You have heard me talk about playing with your child a lot.  And playing is my go to “activity.” But talking about my day is how I fill in time with my little ones when I …

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 …