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Must Read Books For Parents Raising Bilingual Children by Spanglish

by Spanglish, posted to Parenting

A list of recommended reference books for parents raising bilingual children by some of the experts in the field.

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Bilingual Life and Reality by Francois Grosjean

Professor Grosjean is no stranger to bilingualism. Not only is he one (English/French), but he has basically dedicated his career to this topic and his expertise includes code-switching and borrowing – two of my favorite areas when it comes to biling...

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Consigue que tu hijo sea bilingüe by Barbara Zurer Pearson

This was like our bible when we first started trying to figure out how to raise bilingual children. Pearson definitely knows this subject well and now that it is available in Spanish, more parents can take advantage of her knowledge.

No matter what your language background is—whether you never passed Spanish in high school or you speak Mandarin fluently—King and Mackey will help you: select the language that will give your child the most benefits; find materials and programs that...

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7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child by Naomi Steiner MD and Susan L. Hayes

The authors explain how the brain learns more than one language, explode common myths, address frequently asked questions, and reveal an array of resources available to families.

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Bilingual Siblings: Language Use in Families by Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert

Taking a different perspective to traditional case studies on one bilingual child, this book discusses the whole family and the realities of life with two or more children and languages. What do we know about the language patterns of children in a gr...

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Multilinguals are...? by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira

Deals with myths, paradoxes and misconceptions about multilingualism, which, as we all know, are so prevalent, especially in this country.

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It is extremely easy to read and has tons of useful resources including activities and techniques for making sure your children stay bilingual.

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