*** Want more information on raising multilingual children? Visit MomsRising's bilingual parenting resource site: http://action.momsrising.org/survey/bilingual_baby/?source=blog
In May, we are looking to elevate the stories of bilingualism-- the proud moments of dual language learners, the magical moments, what your bilingual kid is reading, the challenges, the wins -- we want to hear it all!
This month, parents from all over the country will be sharing their special dual language learning / bilingualism / multilingualism stories on
MomsRising. We will also be sharing stories from bloggers, advocates and experts in the field.
Will you join our #BilingualRisers campaign and share your special moments with us?
Your voice is important! YOU can inspire others to also raise bilingual
kids, or share your wins to motivate parents who may be struggling--
after all, raising bilingual kids is a marathon, not a sprint and it takes a village!
Share your stories with us through visual storytelling on Instagram, simply tag us (@momsrising) and make sure to use the hashtag #BilingualRisers.
Here's why Dual language learning is a win:
- Six benefits of bilingual education include: Flexible Brains, Increased Executive Functioning,
Stronger Empathy, Better Reading Comprehension, Overall School
Performance, and Protection against Alzheimer's and Dementia.
- Speaking your home language with your child builds strong cultural connections and is great for their development.
- Knowing multiple languages set youth up to be competitive in a global workforce as adults.
- Over half of the world’s population is estimated to be bilingual or multilingual.
For more benefits and resources... head over to MomsRising/MamásConPoder's dual language resource page.
We can't wait to see your beautiful photos and stories on Instagram!
And make sure to check back here for links to our resources, blog posts and advice from experts through the month of May!
P.S. Have you joined MomsRising's Spanish speaking community? Join today! http://moms.ly/unirseHOY