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It's never too early or too late to start!

My siblings and I grew up in a bilingual and bicultural household. As a Canadian living in Mexico City, my mom did a fantastic job at making sure that we spoke English at home and celebrated Canadian holidays. We went to a bilingual school (which is very common in Mexico) and when friends came over she talked to them in English. As a result, my siblings and I are perfectly bilingual and understand the cultural differences between Mexico and Canada. 

Having set down roots in Canada with my Canadian, English-speaking husband, I have started a family and I wanted to ensure that my Mexican heritage, and my Spanish language is a skill - a gift - I pass on to my daughters. The trick was figuring out how to do this in an English-speaking country with a partner that does not speak Spanish. 

There are a number of resources available online on how to raise bilingual children, but many are designed for older children (+4 years old). I was looking for a simple easy-to-follow weekly plan that would keep me accountable and remind me daily to speak in Spanish to my little ones (ages 6 months and 3 years old). 

I created bilingualbabies because I couldn't find an easy-to-follow weekly content that I could use to motivate myself to speak more frequently to my daughters in Spanish. I also wanted to create content helpful to parents where there is only one native speaker in the house. It makes it a lot more challenging to motivate yourself to speak your native tongue when you communicate in another language with your partner. 

I envision bilingualbabies to be a platform with great tools on  how to raise bilingual babies and toddlers. From great books, to great sites and youtube channels, you will find a great number of resources available to suite your family’s needs.  Additionally, the progam "Diez semanas en español" is a simple weekly program with fun activities for parents to do with their children to keep Spanish present in the household. 

Whether you are a native speaker looking to establish a stonger bond in Spanish with your child, or a parent/caretaker looking to teach your child some Spanish basics, this site is for you! 

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