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Multilingualism

Multilingual Book and Website Recommendations

There is a wealth of information on the internet and hundreds of books offering advice and support for those raising a bilingual child. To save you the hard work we have asked our members to recommend their favourites

A Bilingual Baby (Spain): I like this book by Annika B. It's easy to read and you can use her tips (some other books on raising bilingual children are not fun at all) http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/be-bilingual-practical-ideas-for.html

Go GranadaSpain (Spain) Here is a great little e-book illustrated by Katie Waple Watashino Arts “A little girl in Spain – disfruta la vida en el pueblo” about a little English-speaking girl growing up in a small pueblo in Spain.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/175153548/english-spanish-childrens-ebook-a-little?ref=shop_home_active_4

Richard Alan Barden (Spain): ANYTHING written by Jim Cummins

Meyer Kim (Spain) TCK third culture kids is a good start with multicultural children. In Madrid we have a site called Sinews who are helpful on this subject.

Michelle Courtright (Spain) There are quite a few Multilingual Living Raising a Trilingual Child Trilingual Mama

Adina En (Spain) A few bilingual resources for small girls http://www.amightygirl.com/catalogsearch/result?q=bilingual

Jane Mitchell (Spain) This is a really interesting and helpful facebook page - Raising Bilingual/Multilingual Children https://www.facebook.com/groups/106547209394767/?fref=ts. It's a group of intelligent, caring and non-judgemental parents giving each other ideas and support.

Connie Washington (Italy) The Bilingual Family: A Handbook for Parents - bought this 7 years ago after the birth of my first child, so it may be a bit outdated.  The internet is FULL of information on this topic now. I would search there before buying a book.

Valentina Pilozzi (Italy) www.bilinguepergioco.com

Leanne Bradbury (France) www.lapassiondupapier.com

Katrina Hart (France) We bought a couple of books that we found interesting - 7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child by Naomi Steiner and Raising a Bilingual Child by Barbara Zurer Pearson

Lucy McField (France) I found Language Strategies for Bilingual Families: The One-Parent-One-Language Approach full of useful info

Kate Eden (France) www.multilingualchildren.org

Laura Wood (Italy): My children have always loved the stories and games on the BBC (CBEEBIES)

Veronika Tauts (Spain): One book that I found really helpful was: 7 steps to raise a bilingual child by Naomi Steiner and Susan L.