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Bilingual parents are awesome! Another homework-helper blog

October 24, 2011


It’s a trend, and a great one. Another bilingual parent, this time Christina Xue, a Kindergarten mom at Starr King Elementary school in San Francisco, has started doing a weekly pod-cast to help non-Chinese speaking parents figure out their kids’ homework.

It’s a simple thing, just walking through the week’s homework, pronouncing the words and showing how to write them. But for those of us who don’t have the knowledge, it’s huge. (That’s what I tell my kids when they complain we’re making them learn Mandarin – ‘We can’t, so we want you to be able to!’)

Thanks so much to the bilingual parents in our programs all over the country who do so much to help the monolingual families. You guys  totally rock!

If a parent at your school is doing something similar, drop a line and we’ll post it on the blog. No need to re-invent the wheel, we can all learn from each other.


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