Raising bilinguals can be a fun and at times a challenging journey. Parents are eager to raise bilingual kids but often face challenges that may not always be answered by others around. Bilingual parenting books are rarely available. In this post, I share some of the best books parents can learn from.
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Language Development Books
Dual Language Development & Disorders
This book offers insights into the simultaneous acquisition of two languages in the early years, shedding light on typical and atypical development patterns in bilingual and EL children. SEE BOOK.
7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child
Steiner provides practical advice, combined with expert knowledge, on how parents can engage their children in language learning and enrich their bilingual environment. SEE BOOK.
Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide
Cunningham addresses the common myths about bilingualism and provides parents with practical tools for helping their children learn two languages. SEE BOOK.
The Power of Parent-Child Conversations: Growing Your Child’s Heart and Mind
This book provides parents with how to have rich conversations with their children that cultivate language development. The book provides specific ideas and guidance about having conversations about stories, history, science, math, and conversations that grow the heart. SEE BOOK.
Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age
Thiagarajan delves into the differences between Eastern and Western parenting methods, offering insights on blending the best practices from both worlds. SEE BOOK.
Engaging the Families of ELLs: Ideas, Resources, and Activities
Filled with practical activities, this book helps parents bridge the gap between home and school to ensure their EL children’s academic success. SEE BOOK.
Parenting As A Second Language
Social and Emotional Well-being
Crossing Cultures with Jesus: Sharing Good News with Sensitivity and Grace
A guide emphasizing the importance of emotional well-being, cultural sensitivity, and faith during the journey of English acquisition. SEE BOOK.
Arroz con Pollo and Apple Pie: Raising Bicultural Children
Bellas touches on the emotional challenges bilingual children might face, offering parents guidance on supporting their children in the modern day. SEE BOOK.
Do you know of any books that should be included in this list? Leave a comment with suggestions and I’ll be happy to include it!