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#IMLD - Being an OPOL family - guarantee of success?

I am reposting series of blog posts on different methods of raising bilingual children when you are not within a bilingual community of practice. In this first post, I tackle the issue of why the OPOL method does not always “work” to produce fluent bilinguals. 870 more words

Bilingual Families

Language Grows Out Of Understanding Between People

This article, written by a LEX member in Japan, appears in the book Anyone Can Speak 7 Languages.

He hadn’t seen grandpa in a while, but immediately my middle son began earnestly telling him, “Eefeater buto, bap, baguys, dat!”  Seeing grandpa’s puzzled look, my eldest son explained, “Beefighter kabuto went zap and killed the bad guys, just like that!” “TV,” I added. 290 more words

LEX Language Project

Promoting Language Development in Infants

I recently read an article I read entitled,”How to Promote Language Development in Infants” by Nannette Richford, Demand Media.

Research in the early childhood field is discovering that language development starts before a child is born. 366 more words

Right from the start - helping develop your child's early literacy skills


This month at our school in communications with parents we are focusing on literacy development. I would like to share some memories, ideas and thoughts on literacy development for the prereader. 714 more words

Montessori Education

When should my child start talking?



SOUND SMART Speech and Hearing Centre 10 more words

The limits of my language are the limits of my world....

It is recognised that children with Speech and Language Impairment (SLI) form a diverse group with varying degrees of language deficits (Archibald & Gathercole, 2006). 217 more words


Read to Discover!

Asking questions while reading to your child is a great way to catch and keep your child’s interest.  It also helps your child understand what the book or story is about. 213 more words