Raising A Bilingual Child

Ana Lynn Amelio

Mom. Wife. Designer. Blogger. Founder & editor of Our Blended Marriage. Croatian born, American at heart, I love organizing while keeping it simple. You can find out more about me by reading 76 completely random things about me.

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6 Responses

  1. Christine says:

    Love it. She is clearly a sharp little munchkin, and a true joy to have in your lives. What fun to raise a bilingual child! Brava to you for ensuring she learns an important part of her heritage and future.

  2. Ahhhh these are my joys and pains about to start….. boli mi glava!!

  3. Brittnei says:

    This is soooo cute! This happens a lot when people are learning 2 languages so no worries. The good thing about homeschooling my son is you know how we have English in school where we focus on grammar and writing and speaking correctly? I plan to do that with him in English and Spanish. But at 5 years old. I expect him to do exactly what your daughter is doing. I was in an Interpreting class one day for English and Spanish and one of the students was telling me this story about how a man was telling her to open the “envelo”….she had no idea what he was saying. “Sobre” is envelope in Spanish and she could tell that he was possibly saying “envelope” in English either. Turns out that was his made up Spanglish world for envelope! LOL. Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style! You were right. I enjoyed reading this. Don’t forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured :)
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    • Thanks for dropping by. And yeah, I know it’s normal for bilingual kids so I am not overly worried about it. I still crack up when she does it… recently she told my mother “Zasto ti usas my voda?” which would roughly be why are you using my water. Half the sentence was in English, half in Croatian, her words were mixed up, I laughed, my mother started in on me that I should stop insisting on bilingualism. However, I am determined not to give up!

  4. April says:

    I would love to teach my children another language. Unfortunately, both my husband and I are American, so it’s kinda like we have to learn a language and then teach it to them. I grew up speaking French and Spanish, but it’s like any other skill, if you don’t use it, you lose it and both were school taught. Kids are so bright and it is adorable that your daughter is catching on. It’s a great thing that she’s mixing it up. She’ll grow out of it, the schools will make her… Ultimately, she’s a bright kid. Thanks for linking up with Countdown in Style.
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