Aug 26, 2013

Raising Multilingual Children Blogging Carnival - August Edition

Welcome to August's Raising Multilingual Children Blogging Carnival. What's that you ask? It's one day a month where bloggers all over the world, speaking all manner of languages with their kids, share links to fantastic articles about issues that affect them (us!).

For more information, or to sign up for as a host or participant, please check out the lovely Piri-Piri Lexicon!

Taco de lenguas tackles the question of how ML@H families deal with caregivers who speak the majority language in Childcare and maintaining the minority language.

FromaDaddy deals with the age-old parenting issue of cursing- but with a twist! in When in Rome...Still be Polite.

Adding an extra language or two to your family always comes with costs, and both the financial and emotional costs are laid out in What is bilingualism costing our family? at Journal of a Bilingual Family.

A really good question is posed and answered by Raising a Trilingual Child; Can babies distinguish foreign languages?

How kids distinguish between speakers of different languages is covered by The Piri-Piri Lexicon in Becoming Multilingual: Who Speaks What.

Babelkid talks about the joy of meeting up with another multilingual family in Blast from the Past.

Discovering the World through My Son's Eyes discovers Puerto Rico through her son's eyes in Our Son's First "Real" Spanish Immersion Trip to Puerto Rico.

Head of the Heard takes a playful approach to multilingualism in Playing with Language.

Not all plans for multilingualism go completely smoothly, and MotherTongues has some wise words about that in Making Peace With Our Language Journey.

Sandra is also mourning lost plans at BXL Sprout in From Trilingual to Bilingual, with an impending big move.

Bilingual Monkeys has A Sneaky Way to Get Bilingual Kids to Use the Minority Language - what kind of mystery will you choose for your family?

I'm sure we all fret about our multilingual journeys at some point, and Open Hearts, Open Minds is no different. Drop by How Will I Keep the Spanish Going? (Or, Worrying about the Future) and give her some great ideas!

I love lists and 5 Simple Things Every Bilingual Kid Needs & Parents Can Give from SpanglishBaby is no exception!
Best4Future is taking on a new role as a teacher at her daughter's Chinese school, and shares her very interesting experiences in Chinese parent vs. Chinese teacher.

Biling├╝ebabies is expecting! She has so many exciting plans for her new baby chronicles in Letter to My Unborn Child.

I talk about the changes we make when a majority language speaker visits a minority language household in Fighting the Embarassment.

We have a lot of really amazing blog posts this month, I hope you all visit these and leave comments, and build our little community. 


  1. Thanks Perogies and Gyoza for putting this all together!

  2. Excellent job! So happy to see so many posts in one spot on bilingual parenting and learning. I learned a lot!

  3. Sounds great Perogies and Gyoza!Thanks! Can´t wait to read all these interesting posts! Hopefully I´ll be able to take part in future carnivals!

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  5. Thanks for organizing this, Jen! As always, I'm looking forward to reading everyone's posts (while I kick myself for not blogging more myself).


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