June 23rd, 2011 at 5:01 am
If you’re raising bilingual kids, it’s important to know that you’re not alone, even though it might feel like it in a monolingual country like the U.S. Nothing is better than to know where to go when you have a question about the method you’re using or if your children are at the stage where they don’t feel like using their second language.
When my blogging partner — and best friend from college — and I started SpanglishBaby two and a half years ago, it seemed as if we were alone and that’s one of the main reasons we launched our blog for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children. Luckily, things have changed a lot in that time and now there a good amount of resources, blogs and websites regarding this topic.
I want to share with you just some of the insightful and helpful blogs that parents raising bilingual children have available in the blogosphere today. I’ll be sharing other resources in the future. The following blogs all offer info on this subject and a wide array of information and stories from parents who, like me, are raising children with more than one language. Enjoy!
Life as a Bilingual — This is probably one of my favorite blogs. Written by well-known bilingualism expert and writer, Prof. François Grosjean, it’s full of interesting insights and personal stories of his own bilingualism.
Multilingual Living — This blog is the extension of a popular digital publication which has been around since 2004. It is for parents raising bilingual and multicultural children in all language combinations.
Multicultural Familia — This is a new blog, but it’s already chock-full of great posts. It’s an online magazine dedicated to the modern multicultural, multiracial, multilingual families and it’s categories include culture, language, relationships and parenting, among others. It has a diverse group of contributors, representing all kinds of backgrounds.
Multilingual Mania — Written by the head of bilingual programs and dual language schools in Southern California, this blogs brings information regarding multilingual parenting, education and advocacy.
Mommy Maestra and Latin Baby Book Club — Both of these blogs are the mastermind of fellow blogger and mom who is raising bilingual children. The first one is for those homeschooling bilingual children and the LBBC was created for familias looking for bilingual children’s literature that celebrates the Latino culture.
Bringing up Baby Bilingual — This blog is by a mom who is raising a bilingual child (English/French) even though she’s not a native speaker of French. It’s full of anecdotes, profiles of others doing the same, and language learning activities, as well as tons of links to other blogs and resources for parents raising bilingual children.
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