Why Start Them, Young? – Bilingual Blog

In 1996 the Spanish socialist government decided it was time to lay the foundations in order to build the next generation of multilingual children. The reason why I say multilingual and not bilingual is that in Spain not only is Castellano spoken but there are four other languages including Valenciano, Gallego, Euskera and Catalan. El… Read More

How To Be A Bilingual Parent -Part 1

Did you know that 43% of the world’s population is bilingual, 13% are trilingual, and 40% of the worlds is population is estimated to be monolingual? There are 11 indigenous languages spoken throughout the British Isles including Welsh, English, Scots, Irish Cornish and Scottish Gaelic to name but a few. There over 100 different languages… Read More

Growing Up Bilingual – Guide For Parents

I was brought up in a bilingual home from birth. My native language is English, but my mother tongue is Bengali. I was born in England in the 1960s to Bangladeshi speaking parents. My parents spoke Bengali to each other but made a conscious decision to speak a mixture of English and Bengali to me… Read More

‘Cool Kids’ Can Go On To Become Losers In Later Life, Study Finds

Popular Children Can Be More Likely To Experience Problems As Adults Being the “cool kid” might seem ideal at school but it can land you in difficulties later on in life, according to a new study. The work, “Whatever Happened to the Cool Kids?”, was published in the journal Child Development by researchers at the… Read More

Asian Mum’s Network Interviews Shweta Aggarwal Children’s Author Of Dev And Ollie: Kite Crazy!

Asian Mum’s Network interviewed Shweta Aggarwal children’s author of Dev and Ollie. This is a magical tale of kite crazy Dev and his owl Ollie. Vibrant, colourful and informative, this beautifully illustrated book can be enjoyed not only by children but also adults and is available on Amazon:  Dev and Ollie: Kite Crazy! “Dev, a… Read More

Older Siblings Have Higher IQs

“Huge study suggests first-borns are that little bit smarter” Sibling rivalry can be a scourge for many families. But now new research has poured fuel on the fire by revealing that older siblings have higher IQs. However, whilst first-borns are technically smarter – they aren’t ahead by much. The study found that whilst older siblings have… Read More