Category Archives: Bilingual

Meeting Little Friends at the Art Show in Westport

It is always fun to see children and families whom I have worked with in the past. Over the weekend, I went to the Art Studio’s annual spring show to see the work of Helen Werngren. Helen had contacted me … Continue reading

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Bilingual Children Learning Letters, Colors

I recently heard from a mom who had a question about her child’s ability to learn letters and colors since she is raising her bilingual: Hi Sherry, I have a small concern and I was wondering if you could help.  … Continue reading

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Mom Starts Art Studio In Westport, CT

One of the delights of my business is to meet terrific families and get to know them. Today, I stopped in to see a mom I had spent time with several years ago, and saw her new art studio. Five … Continue reading

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More Tips on Raising a Bilingual Child

My last post included a note from a parent raising her child bilingual. She encountered some resistance from her child as she entered school and mom was encouraged by a fellow bilingual parent’s advice. When I wrote back to this … Continue reading

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Getting Your Bi-lingual Child Back on Track

Yesterday, I received the following note from a mom I have known since the birth of her child. She wanted to speak Spanish to her baby, which I encouraged her to do. However, mom has run into some bumps in the road in … Continue reading

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Resources for Raising a Bilingual Child

As you know I have an interest in families who are raising bilingual children. I have blogged about this and want to get a dialogue going among parents so we can share resources. I just got a note from a … Continue reading

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How To Raise A Bilingual Child-7 Steps

Many parents of newborns ask me about the best way to raise their child to be bilingual. Some parents ofr spouses speak a second language,  have relatives or a nanny available to talk to their child in another language. There … Continue reading

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Questions From New Moms and Dads About Their Babies, Books and Language

I just talked to a group of new moms and dads at Greenwich Hospital. I love it when dads come and we actually had three! Here were some of their questions: My husband and I are speaking different languages to … Continue reading

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Great Websites–Resources for Parents, Teachers and Speech Therapists on Reading and Bilingual Learning

Check out Reading Rockets, www.readingrockets.org, offering “a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities to help young children learn how to read and read better.” This site is packed with practical ideas from preschool resources to encourage pre-reading skills, including … Continue reading

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Best Questions from New Moms on Baby Language

I spoke to a group of new moms at Greenwich Hospital yesterday and wanted to share what was on their minds: 1.  Should I talk baby talk to my baby?       I want to make a clear distinction between “baby … Continue reading

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