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Blogging Carnival on Bilingualism: raising your child with more than one language

Submitted by on September 23, 2010 – 12:11 am7 Comments


After a brief summer break in August, the Carnival on Bilingualism is back and I am honored to host it this month. For those readers who are new to it, the Carnival on Bilingualism is a monthly appointment for bloggers who write about bilingualism to share their experiences, resources, difficulties and joys about raising children with more than one language and culture. Check out the schedule for future carnivals and sign up for the newsletter to keep up to date with carnival’s news. You will only receive a couple of emails each month. The carnival is hosted on a different blog each month, if you like to host it please contact Letizia at Bilingual For Fun who is the brain behind this monthly get together.

Contributions this month cover a wide range of topics. I enjoyed compiling the carnival so thank you all for sending your articles, get comfortable and let the party begin!

Smashedpea at Intrepidly Bilingual writes a very interesting post about families getting in the way of the bilingual journey – as they usually do!- and offers useful advice for Getting Family and Friends on Board.

Mamapoekie  at Authentic Parenting enjoys been A Citizen of the World and ponders over whether her child will experience her same feeling of not having one definite national identity as a result of living in many countries. I say good for you, I cannnot think of anything better than living in different countries and experiencing their culture.

Free books and stories and fables and poems and rhymes, all online, in so many languages! by Sarah at Bringing up Baby Bilingual is a detailed review of the online resources for multilingual reading. This is a priceless resource for anyone who is raising a child with more than one language.

Corey at Multilingual Living in her post Bilingual Children with One Hour of Language a Day makes a clever comparison between learning a second language and financial savings. Imagine our brain is the bank and language is the money: it is a slow process and if you manage it correctly you’ll find yourself with increased wealth in the end.

Melissa at Where Going Havo writes an emotional post Parenting Now about the struggles of her little girl at communicating on the playground. She knows it will be fine in the end, but the journey is not always easy. At Multilingual Mania she explains with an equally sentimental tone how you don’t need to be a native speaker to feel a language your own. The Language That Speaks To My Heart is a very poignant post about three languages blending into one family in perfect harmony.

Jan at BabelKid- Raising a Multilingual Child in her post Dora and the “Cho co late” has some interesting views about the production of the French version of Dora the Explorer. I totally agree with her and hope the producers will consider improving the language teaching by getting the pronunciation correctly at last. It is hardly too much to ask!

Eve at Blogging on Bilingualism looks back at the fun they had as a family in France in the summer and makes some interesting points about the importance of cultural influences in bilingual kids in her post Cooking and Culture in France (or anywhere).

Finally along the same line my post about Cultural differences: Tooth Fairy or Little Mouse recounts the funny side of multiculturalism and the benefits from exposure to two cultures.

In October the carnival will be hosted by Multilingualliving, sign up for the newsletter to not miss the next appointment.

Thanks for reading and do feel free to link up to this post and spread the word through Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks.



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