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The Think Bilingual Austin Advocacy Committee for Dual Language Programs in North and North

The Think Bilingual Austin Advocacy Committee Looking For Parents & Community Members to Get Involved in the Conversation to Support Dual Language Programs in North/Northeast and East AISD Schools If you are a parent and or community member from North, North East and East Austin and want to be part of the conversation to strengthen […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Discrimination

How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Discrimination Many of us are struggling with grief, helplessness, and, for families of color the additional historic and racial trauma over the events of the last few weeks. The deep pain and grief are stirred when we are reminded by the news about what seems like […]

Why language learning through music works so well with young children

Why Language Learning Through Music Works So Well With Young Children Introducing language learning at a young age has a range of benefits for children. Even before they can read and write, children can learn through pictures and songs, building their vocabulary and working on their pronunciation. Early years language learning can embed a second […]

Spotlight Interview: Bilingual Parent, Alejandra Hamlet

Spotlight Interview: Bilingual Parent, Alejandra Hamlet About Alejandra Hamlet: Alejandra is a bilingual professional and mother raising three bilingual children. An immigrant with roots in Mexico and Venezuela, Alejandra moved to the United States to pursue an MBA. After completing her MBA, Alejandra began her career in the US. Though she grew up bilingual, Alejandra’s […]

Webinar/Q&A,¿Cómo ayudo a mi hijo bilingüe mientras estamos en casa? Rompiendo los mitos del bilingüismo.

Webinar/Q&A ¿Cómo ayudo a mi hijo bilingüe mientras estamos en casa? Rompiendo los mitos del bilingüismo. The director of the ChiLDS Lab research center, Dr. Maria Arredondo, is an expert on how young bilingual children develop their languages. Dr. Arredondo will be speaking on how parents can help their children and she will be able […]

Even very young children can become prejudiced but schools can do something about it

Even very young children can become prejudiced but schools can do something about it Melanie Killen, University of Maryland Racism has negative consequences for children’s health. It harms the kids who experience it personally and those who witness it, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization that represents 67,000 doctors who treat children. […]

How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Bilingualism and Multiculturalism?

How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Bilingualism and Multiculturalism? People around the world in rural and urban areas are becoming more aware of two things: 1) how interconnected our world really is, and 2) how to become more socially isolated. With the rise in COVID-19 cases and its relatively high mortality rate, fear of contagion […]

Weekly Family Fun Activity List for Language Learning at Home

Weekly Family Fun Activity List for Language Learning at Home Mi lista semanal de actividades familiares divertidos para aumentar vocabulario de mi language en casa Think Bilingual Austin has modified our weekly checklist to help families maintain language learning in their home during this time of social distancing. We hope you find this checklist useful […]