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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.
December 10, 2016

Top Holiday Gifts to Teach Your Child a Second Language

With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, it’s time to set your sights on your growing holiday shopping list. For this year’s Christmas, why not replace a few toys from your child’s “Santa” list with some of these top five must-try language essentials?
December 4, 2016

10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Successful Life

Good parenting is preparing your child to be a successful adult. And, you can help your child along this path at almost any age and see both immediate and long-term results.
December 1, 2016

Are Dual Language Programs Widening the Academic Gap?

While some may see this is as a plus because it puts pressure to spread the availability of dual language programs, it’s actually hurting other ethnic groups because it’s keeping them out of these types of classes.
November 25, 2016

Why I Chose Chinese for My English-Speaking Son

On one random Thursday morning, staring down at my 2-week old baby boy, I made the decision of a lifetime. He would learn Chinese.

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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