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Cultivate and celebrate bilingualism with the Bilingual Parenting Podcast, presented by Bilingüitos and hosted by Kaila Diaz. We exist to encourage and equip families who desire to give the gift of bilingualism to their children.

Bilingual Parenting Podcast Kaila Diaz

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

Cultivate and celebrate bilingualism with the Bilingual Parenting Podcast, presented by Bilingüitos and hosted by Kaila Diaz. We exist to encourage and equip families who desire to give the gift of bilingualism to their children.

    Language Goals for our Children and Family (+ Season Finale)

    Language Goals for our Children and Family (+ Season Finale)

    Have you ever thought about your language goals for your child's bilingualism, or even for your family language dynamic? But like, really truly thought about it and clearly defined those goals? Whether your answer is yes or no, this episode is a foundational one for anyone on the journey of raising a bilingual child.
    Listen in to hear not only how to set and categorize goals, but also to hear about what should be the first and foremost goal for ALL of us. The answer might surprise you. We hope you find this episode insightful and encouraging!
    Enjoy this episode? Screenshot and share on social media so that you can help others find it! :) Let us know your main takeaway!
    Want to connect further? Find us on instagram (@bilinguitos) or visit us online at www.bilinguitos.com. You can also join our Bilingual Parenting Network group on Facebook!

    • 49 min
    Trilingualism in Toddlerhood and Language Goals for our Children (with Kelly and Justin from TryByBaby)

    Trilingualism in Toddlerhood and Language Goals for our Children (with Kelly and Justin from TryByBaby)

    Curious to hear about what it's like for other families raising bilingual kids? Or in this case rather, TRIlingual kids? In another bilingual family spotlight episode, we had the pleasure of chatting with Kelly and Justin from the multilingualism account TryByBaby (instagram.com/trybybaby) to hear all about how their family is pursuing not just two but three languages with their toddler. We also have a really meaningful conversation about language goals and our role as parents in our children's multilingualism. I think you will feel very encouraged and comforted by our conversation on this episode!
    Ready to listen in on our conversation? Me too! Let’s go!
    Enjoy the episode and want to connect further? Find us on instagram (@bilinguitos) or visit us online at www.bilinguitos.com. You can also join our Bilingual Parenting Network group on Facebook! Also don't forget to check out our live virtual Spanish Immersion Playclasses, where you can tune in from anywhere! Find out more on our website or IG. :)

    • 48 min
    Using Music to Foster a Love for Language and Culture (with Christina and Andrés from Musical Duo 123Andres)

    Using Music to Foster a Love for Language and Culture (with Christina and Andrés from Musical Duo 123Andres)

    In this episode we have the honor of sitting down with the fantastic musical duo 123Andres to talk all about the importance of music in language learning. How can families raising bilingual kids use music in their homes to foster a love for language learning, and hopefully beyond that, a love for the cultures that music represents? And what role do we, as parents, play in this? Christina's answer to that last question had me almost in tears! You do not want to miss it!
    Christina & Andres (known as 123Andres) are a musician-educator duo, passionate about blending music, language, culture, and education. They believe strongly that music goes beyond just notes on a page; music is connects us on a deep, emotional level. 123Andres now has more than 7 albums with music in both Spanish and English, lots of incredible videos on YouTube, and now even books as well! "Hola, Amigo" and "Diez Pajaritos" are two beautifully illustrated books that both have a corresponding song. Their most recent third book (Sept 2021) is all about community helpers, called "Mi Comunidad." Oh, and did we mention that they are Latin Grammy award winners as well?! Whew, we can't say enough good things about these two, why don't you see for yourself? Can't wait for your to tune in!
    Enjoy the episode and want to connect further? Find us on instagram (@bilinguitos) or visit us online at www.bilinguitos.com. You can also join our Bilingual Parenting Network group on Facebook! Find Christina & Andres on https://123andres.com/ :) Also don't forget to check out our live virtual Spanish Immersion Playclasses, where you can tune in from anywhere! Find out more on our website or IG. :)

    • 42 min
    Help! My child understands the target language, but refuses to speak it!

    Help! My child understands the target language, but refuses to speak it!

    Does your child understand the target language, but doesn't want to actually speak it? We hear you. You're not alone. But there's a reason for this AND little things you can do to start changing this pattern. So in today's episode we're going over practical and tactical tips to help you guys get get around this obstacle while prioritizing your relationship, your communication, and your little one’s feelings.
    Enjoy this episode? Screenshot and share on social media so that you can help others find it! :)
    Want to connect further? Find us on instagram (@bilinguitos) or visit us online at www.bilinguitos.com. You can also join our Bilingual Parenting Network group on Facebook!

    • 29 min
    Time and Place Strategy & Living the Intercontinental Spanglish Dream (With Corrie Wiik from Mama Llama Linguist)

    Time and Place Strategy & Living the Intercontinental Spanglish Dream (With Corrie Wiik from Mama Llama Linguist)

    Curious to hear about what it's like for other families raising bilingual kids? In another bilingual family spotlight episode, we had the pleasure of chatting with Corrie Wiik from Mama Llama Linguist to hear about her language journey as a non-native speaker of Spanish now raising bilingual children using the Time and Place strategy. We also chat about her and her husband's intercontinental British-American love story (too cute, you can't miss it) and about how they're now living the "Spanglish Dream" in a fixer-upper cottage in San Diego, California. 
    Corrie is former high school Spanish teacher turned blogger and content marketer at www.mamallamalinguist.com. Her website is dedicated to families learning Spanish and raising little linguists. Ready to listen in on our conversation? Me too! Let’s go!
    Enjoy the episode and want to connect further? Find us on instagram (@bilinguitos) or visit us online at www.bilinguitos.com. You can also join our Bilingual Parenting Network group on Facebook! Also don't forget to check out our live virtual Spanish Immersion Playclasses, where you can tune in from anywhere! Find out more on our website or IG. :)

    • 38 min
    How to Help Your Child Adjust to a Language Immersion Setting

    How to Help Your Child Adjust to a Language Immersion Setting

    Going into a language immersion setting for the first time can be overwhelming for a child, especially older children, and understandably so! As adults we can totally identify with this. However, unlike adults, children can adapt to an immersion setting rather quickly as their language learning skills are still extremely sharp. We of course want our young kids to take advantage of those sharp language skills by gaining exposure to a language as early as possible.
    So perhaps that’s where you find yourself now; you’ve enrolled your child in a language immersion program, (maybe one of ours?) but you’re feeling a little apprehensive about how the first few times are going to go. Completely normal to feel that way, but how do you approach this topic with your little one? In this episode, we share some tips that we think will help make this new experience as seamless as possible. :)
    See the blog version of this episode here: https://bilinguitos.com/adjustingtoimmersion/
    Want to connect further? Find us on instagram (@bilinguitos) or visit us online at www.bilinguitos.com. You can also join our Bilingual Parenting Network group on Facebook!

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

senorahinson ,

Awesome!

So encouraging for me as a non native speaker of Spanish trying to raise my daughter to be bilingual. Husband doesn’t speak Spanish so it’s all me. Love the tips!

Annie_uns ,

Valuable resource!

This podcast has been so encouraging for me! I am a non native speaker who is conversational in Spanish and trying to raise my children to be bilingual. I’ve come away with great ideas and the confidence that I too can give my girls the gift of bilingualism!

DanielleReyes ,

Love this podcast!

I have been feeling very overwhelmed with my desire to raise my son as bilingual. It’s not easy but this resource is giving me the motivation and encouragement I need to run the race. Such great information with each and every episode.

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