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March 24, 2017

Creative Language Financing

Paying for language classes can be expensive! And, even with a realistic budget in mind, shelling out money each month for every class or tutoring session can be a hard pill to swallow. That's why being creative in how you fund your child's language learning is key!
March 10, 2017

Foreign Language is not a Performance Act

This week we get some wise words from a fellow mom raising a bilingual kid. Tried of having her daughter put on the spot to speak her target language, Rashawnda shares some key strategies she has used to handle these situations with poise.
February 20, 2017

Drop Everything And Read!

If you haven’t bought a few books in your child’s target language, then now’s the time! If you’re concerned the books won’t get much use, then buy a bilingual version in English and another language.
February 7, 2017

Put it in an Email – Tracking Your Child’s Progress

If you’re like me, you’ve invested tons of time and money into teaching your child a second language. So, the question becomes, how will you document their progress? When my son was a toddler, he would come home with fun crafts or coloring pages in Chinese. As any mom would do, I tried to save every little piece to help him practice the words and for me to keep an eye on what he was learning and mastering.
January 30, 2017

Summer Language Option – StarTalk

Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about the summer! Soon, school will be out and your child’s foreign language learning may take a backseat to the pool, the beach or the playground.
January 24, 2017

FlashSticks – Our Language Hodge Podge Game

Next time you’re looking for a way to combine language learning and fun try mixing and matching your child’s target language with their native language.
January 18, 2017

Don’t Be Afraid To…

Teaching your child a second language takes a risk and sometimes you have to “think outside” of the box and not be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new!
January 15, 2017

Expand Their World View – Custom Maps for Growing Minds

I recently received a beautifully designed world map from Pictureta. When we took it out of the long cardboard tube it was shipped in, my son’s eyes immediately lit up and he was instantly curious to know what the colors meant, what the words said, and about all of the animals on the map.
January 11, 2017

Marie & Isaac – Their French and Korean Language Journey

I am happy to share a guest blog from Marie! She’s a dedicated “language mom”, who has had to find creative ways to expose and teach her young children, Regina (3) and Vincent (2) both French and Korean.
January 3, 2017

Virtual Language Lessons – Yes or No

With busy schedules and crazy rush hour traffic, going outside of the home for language lessons can be challenging. Instead of giving up completely, many are turning to online tutoring as a viable and affordable option.

Hey! I’m Llacey.

I’m a workaholic, creative mom on a never-ending quest to raise an inquisitive English, Chinese, and Arabic speaking kid. Follow our journey and score great resources! See you inside!

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