Sharing Sunday

Sharing Sunday

Parenting
  It's Sunday! This week I'm sharing on Bilingualism, Circumcision and Acting Out. This is a very powerful story here from a young man and not having been give the choice over his circumcision. Beyond the Bris: Me But Not My Son: A Young Jewish Man Breaks Rank on Circumcision "No matter what, I can’t cut my kids. I will never know the advantages of being intact—how much difference this really makes—but I do know skinning a baby’s penis is wrong. I will give my sons the choice I never had." ** I really enjoyed this article from the NYTimes Why Bilinguals Are Smarter : The key difference between bilinguals and monolinguals may be more basic: a heightened ability to monitor the environment. “Bilinguals have to switch languages quite often — you may talk…
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The Language Switch

Family Communication, Parenting, Preschoolers 3-5 yrs
This post was written as a submission to the June edition of  Blogging Carnival on Bilingualism hosted by Bilingual Russian and Bilingue per Gioco. The Carnival starts on June 30th. The Switch As I walk into the playroom I find my two favorite dudes and all their Playmobil dudes hanging out in a city built with blocks and boxes.  The firefighters are to the left and the police officers to the right, some knights mixed with pirates and Vikings are gathered by a box. This box is the knights’ “Castello” I am informed – a newly learned Italian word (meaning “castle”) from playschool earlier in the day.  I am given the grand tour of this city; part of the tour is in German, the part about firefighters and Vikings. On…
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