Letting go of guilt over our lack of Lunar New Year decorations and Asian food. Culture can be shared and enjoyed in many ways, and we will make our own family traditions!
Raising multilingual children requires honesty, commitment, and flexibility. Here's a look back on lessons learned with my husband and 2 kids in 2018.
These videos show how my daughter went from reading single words to fluid reading. It's humbling to look back and see the growth over the past few years!
Despite my lack of fluency, my daughter loves to speak, sing, and read Chinese. She knows and understands >1000 characters due to strategies described in this post.
The multilingual language journey is filled with challenges. But surrendering everything to Jesus gives faith, love, and hope.
This summer was productive for Chinese and Korean learning, but there was not enough time and interest for English reading. Although my daughter seemed ready to transition to workbook math, she benefited most from hands-on materials and verbal word problems.
After making a summer bucket list for fun outings, we made a schedule and set learning goals for Chinese, Korean, English, and Math.
Reflections on our kids' trilingual schedule for 2017-2018: Balancing English, Chinese, and Korean requires consistency and flexibility!
Both of my parents died around Mother's Day, and I used to struggle around this time of year. Prayer led me to embark on a Chinese learning journey with my kids, and I finally feel peace.
A peek inside our Montessori-inspired, mid-century modern home! Playing, reading, art, exercise, and practical life skills are encouraged in this prepared homeschool environment.