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A great site on raising Mandarin bilingual children

April 11, 2013

There’s a San Francisco Bay area  Mandarin-speaking mom named Vickie Tsui who was frustrated enough at the lack of good bilingual books that she sat down and wrote one herself. She’s also got great tips about raising bilingual kids when you speak Mandarin but the world around you doesn’t. Check out her blog (and her book) here:

http://mandarin-tiger-mom.blogspot.com

She’s also got a great web site

http://vickietsui96.blogspot.com

where she reviews and explains books in Chinese and has a great link to files where she’s actually read them aloud. She totally rocks.

And for those in the Bay area, a nice spreadsheet of afterschool and Saturday Chinese programs, along with local immersion schools.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2013 1:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Utah Mandarin Immersion Parents Council and commented:
    Nothing quite like Mommy power.

  2. April 12, 2013 2:53 pm

    kind of interesting. but she has very young children and by her description of her children’s spoken chinese by age 6, it sounds more that they will lose their language the older they get.

  3. Oliver permalink
    February 18, 2014 10:26 am

    I recently started blogging on our experience of raising our daughters bilingual and biliterate in Chinese and English in the US. My daughters are almost 8 and 11 now. After 10 years of moving heaven and earth to achieve this, we have achieved good success, so far. My daughters speak Chinese fluently and converse in Chinese also. They write and read too. I hope that our experience can be helpful to others.

    http://chinese-englishbilingualparenting.blogspot.com

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