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Table of Contents

* Getting Past the Misconceptions of Bilingualism * The Logistics of Raising Bilingual Children * Introducing a Second Language to a School-Age Child * Challenges at Home * Schooling Options * Bilingual and Recommended for English Honors * The Benefits of Bilingualism * Listen Up! - Helpful Insights from Experts in Childhood Bilingualism and Second Language * Acquisition and Encouraging Advice From Fellow Parents * From Puppet Shows to Bilingual Scrabble: 50 Activities to Enjoy with Your Kids at Home * From Bilingual Story Time to Kids' Language Clubs: 50 Activities in Your Local Community

About the Author

Global nomad and bilingual writer Virginie Raguenaud is a mother of French-and English-speaking twins. She is currently studying for a degree in Intercultural Relations.


Virginie Raguenaud is bilingual by choice and wants her children to be so too. Bravo, Virginie, for showing us the way to helping our children retain their language heritage as they grow. - Joshua A. Fishman, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Yeshiva University and Stanford UniversityAn amazing book exactly what countless parents in our globalizing world have been looking for! As more and more bicultural and bilingual families form, the issues Virginie Raguenaud addresses become increasingly urgent. Not only does she dispel common anxiety-producing myths, but she also gives clear, practical ways for how parents can help their children develop fluency in each heritage language.

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