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Resources for parents
During the last 8 years I have been training myself on how to raise bilingual children and I will share with you what I consider some of the most helpful blogs, articles and resources to get started. I am not receiving monetary compensation for sharing these links on this website. (There are tons of resources, I am including here just a few, you can find much more in the links provided.)
Resources about bilingualism
Northern Illinois University: 10 reasons to be bilingual
Psychology Today: How to Raise a Bilingual Child: Seven Strategies for Success
Why Speaking Only English Is Not Enough by Nicholas Dirks, former chancellor and professor of history and anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.
Fatherly: Learning a Foreign Language Helps Kids Think and Make Money. Why Don’t American Parents Care?
The Conversation: Why the baby brain can learn two languages at the same time
Miami Herald: The benefits of raising a bilingual child
Blogs and Podast
10 Potcast Episodes for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids in Spanish
Facebook groups for parents raising bilingual kids
Instagram accounts about bilingual parenting
Spanish, a world language on the rise
With over 570 million speakers, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. Is the official language in 21 countries, and also the second most spoken language in international communication ... read more
Resources to introduce Spanish to children
Best articles and tips on how to use music to teach a child a language (Spanish playlists on Spotify for beginners and bilingual kids)
Blogs: Spanish Playground, Spanish Mama and Bilingual Kidspot (Find songs, games, apps, books, starter kits, and free printable activities)
TV show-PBS Kids: Oh Noah
Georgia Public Broadcasting award-winning Spanish language series: Salsa
Free online books with narration in Spanish: Unite for Literacy
Youtube Channel: Scholastic Story Books Treasures, narrated in Spanish (To add exposure to the language for bilingual kids)
PBS free app: PBS Parents Play & Learn (For kids that already know some Spanish, or parents that can guide their child's interaction with the app)
Quick links to TV shows, apps, audiobooks, games, Youtube channels, music, and more resources to add exposure to Spanish at home: for toddlers and older kids
Find short songs to introduce basic Spanish here !
Download the lyrics with translations to English, Portuguese and French here!
Tips for parents!
Ideas for teachers!
Get the most out of each song with the Tips and activities guides!
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