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Language Choice For New Parents (PDF)

This brochure offers facts and strategies for new parents, who want to handle more than one language in their family.

MyLanguage

MyLanguage provides access to search engines, web directories and news in over sixty languages.
MyLanguage is a partnership between the State Libraries of NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, and WA
and the NT and ACT Library and Information Services. (If your browser cannot read the font for the relevant language, just check the English tags.)

State Library of Western Australia

Your guide to materials in other languages than English, accessible through your local library: http://www.liswa.wa.gov.au/find/services/languages_other_than_english

Australian Newsletter for Bilingual Families

Website of speech pathologist Dr Susanne Dopke from Melbourne who produced a great newsletter for bilingual families. Many article available free of charge over the web.

Raising Children Bilingually

This website was compiled by Kathleen Marcos, from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics. It contains many useful articles around raising children with more than one language. One of the many CAL Resources Online.

Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research Research digest compiled by Kendall King and Lyn Fogle from Georgetown University, contains many references.
Gerbers Online Book shop Purchase Books in your language without postage and freight. You can order books from America, Germany, Italy and Spain. The books normally arrive 6 weeks after order.
Raising Bilingual Children - The first five steps to success Article written by Christina Bosemark, founder of the Multilingual Children's Association
Being Multilingual Being Multilingual is a blog on the use of several languages at home, in school and in clinic, geared to a general readership, written by
Raising our kids bilingually Reflections by mother Karin Dykes, Nuremberg 2001 on her bilingual children
Early bilingual communication Information compiled by the UK National Literacy Trust in the series "Developing language for life"

Recommended reading for parents raising children bilingually

List of books recommended for parents, some Japanese references
Bilingual Families Page Website with practical help and resources for parents with more than one language
Multilingual Living Website with lots of links of interest for parents and educators with more than one language and culture, based in Seattle 
Language Centre Bookshop at 4/201 Carr Pl in Leederville (reserved parking in front of shop) offers a wide range of books in many languages, as well as books about children’s language development.
Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network Seattle network of bilingual and bicultural families with a wealth of information on the website.
Audio Book on Raising Children Bilingually

A Motivational Audio Guide by Alan Twigg
 

Blog on Raising Children with more than one language - Mummy do that! Written by a German mum living in Glasgow with great links to other blogs about bilingualism. Not updated since August 2009.
Blogging on Bilingualism Blog discussing practical approaches and tips for parents who would like to raise their children bilingually, US focus. 
Ethnic Disabilities Advocacy Centre The Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) was established to advocate for and empower people with a disability from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Raising Bilingual Children Article written by Antonella Sorace and Bob Ladd written for the American Linguistic Society.  
Kinderart This web site shows lots of ideas for creative activities. Treasure box for people who organise sessions and who need to occupy the kids on a rainy or hot day.
Pre-school Education This web site shows lots of ideas for creative activities. Treasure box for people who organise sessions and who need to occupy the kids on a rainy or hot day.
Enchanted Learning This web site shows lots of ideas for creative activities. Treasure box for people who organise sessions and who need to occupy the kids on a rainy or hot day.
Bilingual resources on the net List of internet resources compiledc by Ivan Moody in 2006.
Raising Bilingual Children Various information on the topic prepared by Multilingual Education.
Cafemom group on Raising bilingual children This group is for parents who are raising their children bilingually or who would like more information about raising bilingual children.

 

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