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May 11th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

6 Blogs To Follow If You’re Raising Bilingual Kids

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If you’re raising bilingual children, you should know you’re not alone. There’s a ton of other parents just like you who’re in the same journey and several of them share all about their experience in their blogs. Since one of my tips when raising bilingual kids is to make sure you have support from others like you, following some of these blogs is a great idea.

1. Bilingual Monkeys: Adam Beck’s blog is full of great resources and it’s simply super fun to read. This dad lives in Japan and him and his wife are raising them bilingual in Japanese and English. Adam’s posts are inspiring, funny and very honest.

2. Kid World Citizen: One of my favorite blogs to help you with ideas and resources when raising global citizens. Raising bilingual children is about the language, but it’s also about the culture, history and traditions that go with that language. In this blog, you’ll find everything you need to help your children become world citizens.

3. Growing Up Bilingual: A bilingual blog by Guatemalan mom-of-2, Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz, who writes about culture, travel and family. In this blog you’ll find anything from recipes to crafts always with a Latino touch.

4. Latinas 4 Latino Lit: A great blog dedicated to promoting and pushing for more literature that represents Latinos. Its Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program is about to launch and it’s definitely worth checking out with your kids.

5. Mommy Maestra: This blog is full of resources. Created by a mom who homeschools her children, it’s great for those of us whose kids don’t go to a dual-language immersion school. I’ve found a lot of great recommendations for materials I can use with my own bilingual kids at home.

6. SpanglishBaby: (Disclaimer: I’m the co-founder of this blog). Although we’re no longer updating this blog, all the information we gathered there the last five years is still available and searchable. From book reviews to Ask-an-Expert posts, there’s something for everyone. Plus, we’re still very active on Facebook where we interact with an ever-growing community of over 65,000 followers!

Are there any others you’d add to this list?

Photo Credit: Mark Evans, Flickr

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