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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.
December 28, 2016

Erica & Ehrin – We Can Do It!

I’m always on the lookout for other parents on a similar language journey and a few months ago I met a remarkable young lady, Ehrin and her mom, Erica.
December 20, 2016

You Know You’re Raising a Bilingual Kid If…

Whether you’re teaching your child a second or third language yourself or by way of a language tutor or babysitter, then your child has a slightly different take on the world than most. If you’re raising a bilingual kid, then you’ve likely heard these statements from your budding linguist.
December 15, 2016

So, you’re raising a bilingual child?

Whoever has done it will have to agree that raising bilingual children is a difficult experience. (Not that the rest of childhood is a cakewalk anyway.) Difficult yes, but enriching nonetheless.

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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