I know that raising bilingual kids is fun, because I did it – with raging success! I was that child that grew up bilingual! My fondest childhood memories are from activities we did to keep the legacy of our two cultures alive. The two countries are Denmark and the United States, my native tongues are Danish and English. I can’t really say that one is “more native” than the other because my parents blended the cultures so well.
If you are currently raising your children bilingual or simply plan to introduce a second language, check out these fun activities. Blending cultures is a family commitment. It is hard work and it takes dedication from all parties – but rest assured it is possible – and you are giving your family a gift that lasts a lifetime.
- Get a library of books in both languages. We were a family of readers and my parents encouraged us to read books in English, even if we didn’t understand every word.
Continue reading this article over at Your Modern Family where I am guest blogging today! I have lots of great tips for raising a bilingual family – and having fun while doing so!
You may also love this article I wrote on how to blend two cultures while keeping your mother-in-law (and other relatives) happy! Tips to Create Family Traditions, Peacefully!