Bilingual Avenue https://www.bilingualavenue.com Helping you in your journey to bilingualism! Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:41:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/www.bilingualavenue.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/cropped-Untitled-design-10.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Bilingual Avenue https://www.bilingualavenue.com 32 32 103896066 What NOT to do when Raising Bilingual Kids https://www.bilingualavenue.com/what-not-to-do-when-raising-bilingual-kids/ https://www.bilingualavenue.com/what-not-to-do-when-raising-bilingual-kids/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:41:05 +0000 https://www.bilingualavenue.com/?p=15457 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 ...

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Is my Bilingual Child Confused? https://www.bilingualavenue.com/is-my-bilingual-child-confused/ https://www.bilingualavenue.com/is-my-bilingual-child-confused/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:01:22 +0000 https://www.bilingualavenue.com/?p=15451 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 ...

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The Benefits of Talking to your Bilingual Children https://www.bilingualavenue.com/the-benefits-of-talking-to-your-bilingual-children/ https://www.bilingualavenue.com/the-benefits-of-talking-to-your-bilingual-children/#respond Tue, 27 Nov 2018 21:05:54 +0000 https://www.bilingualavenue.com/?p=15449 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 ...

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My Best Games for Bilingual Kids https://www.bilingualavenue.com/my-best-games-for-bilingual-kids/ https://www.bilingualavenue.com/my-best-games-for-bilingual-kids/#respond Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:21:25 +0000 https://www.bilingualavenue.com/?p=15445 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 ...

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Creating a Need for Bilingual Children https://www.bilingualavenue.com/creating-a-need-for-bilingual-children/ https://www.bilingualavenue.com/creating-a-need-for-bilingual-children/#respond Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:00:09 +0000 https://www.bilingualavenue.com/?p=15443 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 ...

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Increasing Exposure for Bilingual Kids https://www.bilingualavenue.com/increasing-exposure-for-bilingual-kids/ https://www.bilingualavenue.com/increasing-exposure-for-bilingual-kids/#respond Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:25:55 +0000 https://www.bilingualavenue.com/?p=15431 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 ...

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Getting your bilingual kids to speak! https://www.bilingualavenue.com/getting-your-bilingual-kids-to-speak/ https://www.bilingualavenue.com/getting-your-bilingual-kids-to-speak/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 02:52:52 +0000 https://www.bilingualavenue.com/?p=15349 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 ...

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5 Easy ways to celebrate your bilingual journey https://www.bilingualavenue.com/5-easy-ways-to-celebrate-your-bilingual-journey/ https://www.bilingualavenue.com/5-easy-ways-to-celebrate-your-bilingual-journey/#respond Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:10:50 +0000 https://www.bilingualavenue.com/?p=14922 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 ...

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Survey & 10 must-listen episodes! https://www.bilingualavenue.com/survey-10-must-listen-episodes/ https://www.bilingualavenue.com/survey-10-must-listen-episodes/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 02:56:25 +0000 https://www.bilingualavenue.com/?p=14122 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 ...

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Five easy strategies to teach preschoolers Spanish https://www.bilingualavenue.com/teach-preschoolers-spanish/ https://www.bilingualavenue.com/teach-preschoolers-spanish/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 12:39:28 +0000 https://www.bilingualavenue.com/?p=14053 I have been wanting to write a post on how to teach preschoolers Spanish for a long time now. This is one of my favorite age groups because they are so eager to learn! They are much more aware of their language abilities and they are thirsty for more.  I am excited to share with you some of my favorite ...

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