Book 2 is Finally Here! We are really excited to see our Beginner’s Language Learning series growing. It has been our goal since we started this project to release enough books in this series to provide at least a full academic year of language instruction for small children and their families. At the same time, […]
It has been a while since I’ve posted and I just wanted to give a quick update on what we’ve been up to. As we’ve talked about before, our passion is helping families learn languages. Our own experience has taught us that finding curriculum suitable for small children is often difficult. Because of that, we […]
When my bilingual toddler yells “Die papa!” I give him what he wants: Challenges with multi-lingual children.
Raising a multilingual child has often been given a bad rap. We have had people ask us if we are stunting their development. This came up as our second child didn’t start speaking until he was almost two, and only then with very intentional coaching by me (I will post on that later). We also had […]
St. Patrick’s Day Wouldn’t Be Possible Without Language Learning Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If your family is anything like mine, your kitchen smells like corned beef and cabbage today. Though my family has many of its roots in Eastern Europe, somehow, a few generations back, the Irish managed to sneak into our family tree, so […]
Get your move on! Perhaps one of the best methodologies I have encountered for language learning is Total Physical Response, or TPR. As the name suggests, it really gets you up and moving! TPR is a method of language learning that began developing in the late 1950s as a way to both decrease stress in language learning and increase […]
A right thing for a wrong reason. I remember one day when we heard our three-year-old son washing his hands. We’d had talks with him about germs and the need to wash up after using the restroom, and thought, “Oh good, he’s starting to get it!” We even decided to reward him to reinforce this […]
The Journey Begins If you are checking out our site for the first time, odds are you have some desire to learn another language or learn about another culture. I (David) remember the first time I started learning another language. I was about ten years old, and it was a hot, boring summer day on […]