Archive for October 2014

5 Fears of Bilingual Parents - Halloween Edition

Raising a bilingual or multilingual child isn’t easy.  Like any parent, we’re worried if we’re making the right choice, if we’re going to succeed and truly help our child.  Bilingual parent forums are filled with endless questions, doubts, and concerns.  The experts and the research says it’s the right thing to do, but it’s still... Read more »

Bicycling on Amazing North Shore Trails

One of our favorite activities to do as a family is bike around the North Shore.  While the taxes here are absolutely ridiculous, the bike trails are certainly some of the best in the country.  You can go all the way from Chicago to Wisconsin and barely bike on a road.  Plus, with the said... Read more »

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival - Chinese Contest!

It’s finally upon us.  Ever since we moved here, people have constantly been telling us how we must attend The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest.  It’s attempting for the 3rd year in a row to break the Guinness Book of World Records for most lit jack-o-lanterns displayed.  The fest starts tonight at 6pm and runs through... Read more »

What Kind of Language Program Should My Kids Take?

So you’ve made the right decision and decided to get your kids learning a foreign language. But, you need to find classes because you don’t speak one yourself. Well, what do you look for? You’re looking for two key elements – fun and immersion. And both really boil down to excellent teachers. Do you remember... Read more »

Get Your Child Learning a Foreign Language Right Now

If you don’t have a child in a foreign language program, you need to start now. Children already start shutting out unknown foreign languages by the age of 3. They lose the ability to easily identify and make unfamiliar sounds by the age of 6. And by the age of 12, foreign grammar becomes much... Read more »