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

5 Toys Kids Love Right Now

5 Toys Kids Love Right Now Need to buy a gift for a child in your life or are looking to start your birthday or seasonal shopping early but have no idea where to start? Fads are constantly changing and kids tend to have short attention spans, so keeping up with what they are into… Read More

Ways to Calm Kids Down Before Bedtime

Three Ways to Calm Kids Down Before Bedtime It’s been a long day and you’re looking forward to enjoying an hour or so of peace and quiet once the kids go to bed. Unfortunately, the kids are still running a million miles a minute and going to sleep is the last the thing on their… Read More