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Resources and links

Below you can find are many resources that can help you to raise multilingual or bilingual children. We collected links and useful articles for families below. 

You can also download our directory of bilingual groups in Perth below

Links

Podcasts

Recourse

Useful resources for parents in English, Czech (Česky), German (Deutsch), Spanish (Español), Polish (polski), Slovak (Slovensky), French (Français), Russian (Русский,) Ukrainian (Українська) :  http://www.multilingual-families.eu/repository/for-parents

Self-access guide for parents: https://sites.google.com/site/mfselfaccessguide/english

Online collection of materials in all 24 EU official languages to support the development of children’s language skills

 https://bilingualfamily.eu/resources-for-parents/

French resources: https://frenchba.org.au/

Spanish resources: https://www.lorenaylennox.com/spanish-resources 

Fun activities: https://www.mammaprada.com/home/fun-activity-ideas-for-parents-raising-a-bilingual-child

Raising multilingual and bilingual children: options

https://raisingchildren.net.au/babies/connecting-communicating/bilingualism-multilingualism/raising-bilingual-children-tips

Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network, sister network in Seattle, USA, with a new free online magazine and a wealth of information on the website http://www.biculturalfamily.org

Bilingual Families Connect, great website that allows for chats and interaction between bilingual people al over the world, run by Emily Serna, at http://www.bilingualfamiliesconnect.com.

Articles and Blogs

  1. What not to do when raising bilingual kids https://www.bilingualavenue.com/what-not-to-do-when-raising-bilingual-kids/

  2. My best games for bilingual kids https://www.bilingualavenue.com/my-best-games-for-bilingual-kids/ 

  3. Increase exposure for bilingual kids https://www.bilingualavenue.com/increasing-exposure-for-bilingual-kids/ 

  4. Bilingual Playdate activities https://www.bilingualavenue.com/bilingual-play-date-activities/ 

  5. https://www.drrosina.com/blog/2015/10/7/myths-benefits-challenges-of-raising-a-multi-lingual-child# 

  6. FaQs about bilingual children https://bilingual-babies.com/faqs-about-bilingual-children/ 

  7. MY CHILD HAS AN ACCENT IN THE MINORITY LANGUAGE!?! https://bilingual-babies.com/my-child-has-an-accent-in-the-minority-language/ 

  8. INFOGRAPHIC: MILESTONES IN CHILDREN’S LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT https://bilingual-babies.com/milestones-in-childrens-language-development/ 

  9. 10 Myths about Bilingualism - Bilingual Babies (bilingual-babies.com) https://bilingual-babies.com/10-myths-about-bilingualism/ 

  10. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BILINGUAL? https://bilingual-babies.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-bilingual/ 

  11. https://mothertongues.ie/news/ 

  12. Language Strategies https://www.trilingualchildren.com/p/language-strategies.html 

  13. The importance of songs in language learning: http://thebilingualadvantage.com/2016/12/19/sing-away-list-kids-music-french-english-sing-away/

  14. The importance of the Mother Tongue: http://thebilingualadvantage.com/2014/01/27/the-importance-of-the-mother-tongue/ 

  15. Community Languages in Family Day Care: http://www.bilingualoptions.com.au/consTXTFDC.pdf 

Videos

  1. S2: Prof. Antonella Sorace - Common methods to raise multilingual childre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_E5AvqQd0A 

  2. S5: Prof. Ellen Bialystok - Why is speaking more than one language good for your child? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByM3kE6nQaE 

  3. S6: Jonty Yamisha - Raising multilingual children in endangered and less accessible languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVsJmBZaq4s 

  4. S7: Prof. Mila Schwartz - Importance of the role of children when choosing a right language strategy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9bTD2zNwRY 

  5. S8: Dr. Mary Pat O'Malley - When Your Bilingual Child Seems Late To Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW9IMC6UmKM 

  6. S10: Ellen Rose Kambel - The Language Friendly School: Creating a Global Community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVlkfbEB00Y 

  7. S13: Shereen Sharaan - Impact of bilingualism on autistic children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT9XWbD3cxo 

  8. S17: Parents Session - Languages in families on the move: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7cMoXBtuEw

  9. World Language Credit Program Honors Bilingual Immigrant Students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgCMhiM1N-o 

  10. No Child Left Monolingual: Kim Potowski: https://youtu.be/pSs1uCnLbaQ 

  11. How to raise a bilingual child? 5 myths debunked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHA0SRimMeo

  12. How to raise a bilingual child? 5 tips to keep your child motivated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI5qDvMbQus

  13. How to raise a bilingual child? 5 tips on introducing your language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJMwPmLB4ZA

  14. How to raise a bilingual child? 5 tips for language learning in everyday life:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_FZSeeOojE 

  15. How to raise a bilingual child? Choosing a family language strategy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeO3XxHojJM 

  16. What is translanguaging, really?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNOtmn2UTzI 

  17. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvGWMAUZ79_BFnVydzgNAHQ 

  18. CREATING A SUPPORT NETWORK FOR BILINGUAL PARENTSCreating bilingual minds | Naja Ferjan Ramirez | TEDxLjubljana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp2Fvkt-TRM 

  19. Insight: Learning my family's native language helped me find my identity https://www.statepress.com/article/2021/03/specho-language-as-identity?fbclid=IwAR038fbBQlCF6EydTyyK4sHMiJu9yZa6_jhhedWV-BMAZZLeLMsx9a952Kk 

  20. One culture, two generations: Learning my mother tongue https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-45903564

Books on raising bilingual children

  1. Baker, Colin (2014). A parents' and teachers' guide to bilingualism. 4th edition. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. https://www.amazon.com.au/Parents-Teachers-Guide-Bilingualism/dp/1783091592/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=A+parents%27+and+teachers%27+guide+to+bilingualism&qid=1619243189&sr=8-1 

  2. Zurer Pearson, Barbara (2008). Raising a bilingual child: A step-by-step guide for parents. New York, USA: Living Language (Random House). https://www.amazon.com.au/Raising-Bilingual-Child-Barbara-Pearson/dp/1400023343/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Raising+a+bilingual+child%3A+A+step-by-step+guide+for+parents&qid=1619243357&s=digital-text&sr=1-2-catcorr 

  3. King, Kendall & Alison Mackey (2007). The bilingual edge: Why, when, and how to teach your child a second language. New York, NY, USA: Collings Living. https://www.amazon.com.au/Bilingual-Edge-Alison-Mackey/dp/0061246565/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+bilingual+edge%3A+Why%2C+when%2C+and+how+to+teach+your+child+a+second+language&qid=1619243389&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 

  4. Wang, Xiao-lei (2008). Growing up with three languages: Birth to eleven. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. https://www.amazon.com.au/Growing-Three-Languages-Parents-Teachers-ebook/dp/B005MRI7MO/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=A+parents%27+and+teachers%27+guide+to+bilingualism&qid=1619243189&sr=8-4 

  5. Wang, Xiao-lei (2011). Learning to read and write in the multilingual family. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. https://www.amazon.com.au/Learning-Multilingual-Family-Parents-Teachers-ebook/dp/B01MYE3BIS/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&qid=1619243298&refinements=p_27%3AXiao-lei+Wang&s=digital-text&sr=1-4&text=Xiao-lei+Wang 

  6. Maintaining Three Languages: The Teenage Years (Parents' and Teachers' Guides Book 22) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Dr. Xiao-lei Wang (Author)  https://www.amazon.com.au/Maintaining-Three-Languages-Teenage-Teachers-ebook/dp/B01N3A71Q7/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1619243298&refinements=p_27%3AXiao-lei+Wang&s=digital-text&sr=1-3&text=Xiao-lei+Wang 

  7. Harding-Esch, Edith & Philip Riley (2003). The bilingual family: A handbook for parents. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. https://www.amazon.com.au/Bilingual-Family-Handbook-Parents-ebook/dp/B003HS5TBC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+bilingual+family%3A+A+handbook+for+parents&qid=1619243414&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

  8. Bilingual – Life and Reality (by François Grosjean) https://www.amazon.com.au/Bilingual-Fran%C3%A7ois-Grosjean-ebook/dp/B009ZVO196/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Bilingual+%E2%80%93+Life+and+Reality&qid=1619243456&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 

  9. The Bilingual Brain (by Arturo E. Hernandez) https://www.amazon.com.au/Bilingual-Brain-Arturo-Hernandez-ebook/dp/B00HNSNTU0/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=The+Bilingual+Brain&qid=1619243488&s=digital-text&sr=1-2 

  10. An Introduction to Bilingual Development (by Annick De Houwer) https://www.amazon.com.au/Introduction-Bilingual-Development-Textbooks-Book-ebook/dp/B01N9XDOXP/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=An+Introduction+to+Bilingual+Development&qid=1619243502&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 

  11. Bilingual First Language Acquisition (by Annick De Houwer) https://www.amazon.com.au/Bilingual-First-Language-Acquisition-Textbooks-ebook/dp/B01N6WQJQD/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1619243517&refinements=p_27%3ADr.+Annick+De+Houwer&s=digital-text&sr=1-2&text=Dr.+Annick+De+Houwer 

  12. Bilingual Siblings (by Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert) https://www.amazon.com.au/Bilingual-Siblings-Language-Families-Teachers-ebook/dp/B01N6WLUFA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Bilingual+Siblings&qid=1619243541&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 

  13. Language Strategies for Trilingual Families (by Andreas Braun and Tony Cline) https://www.amazon.com.au/Language-Strategies-Trilingual-Families-Perspectives-ebook/dp/B01N3A6W8C/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Language+Strategies+for+Trilingual+Families&qid=1619243556&s=digital-text&sr=1-1