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Raising a bilingual (or multilingual) child is hard! A favorite part of our Habbi Habbi journey has been meeting and hearing the stories of other parents. Their tips and tricks, motivations, backgrounds... are all so interesting - inspiring and comforting us along our own paths. We've shared them here, in hopes that they can do the same for you!   We hope you love. xo, H&AL 

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#HabbiHabits: How we use Habbi Habbi in our kitchen 

[Guest Contributor: Kate] As non-native speakers, our family is always looking for ways to incorporate Chinese into our daily lives. It isn’t the most natural thing for us, so practice is deliberate, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. One way we’ve been slyly sneaking in Chinese play with our youngest (age 3) is by pairing her Habbi Habbi book, Foodie Friends, with our play kitchen ...

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#HabbiHabits: Tips from a speech therapy expert and bilingual mom

We loved this chat with Grace - speech therapy expert and bilingual mom. A 5-minute conversation evolved into a much longer discussion about how she uses Habbi Habbi and how she would advise different age groups and family types to use it (e.g. native and non-native). We left the conversation with new ideas on ways to use our own product and decided to write it up, in case you find it helpful too! 

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#HabbiHabits: How we use Habbi Habbi in our kitchen

#HabbiHabits: How we use Habbi Habbi in our kitchen

[Guest Post] As non-native speakers, our family is always looking for ways to incorporate Chinese into our daily lives. It isn’t the most natural thing for us, so practice is...

#HabbiHabits: Tips on using Habbi Habbi across ages, from a speech therapy expert and bilingual mom

#HabbiHabits: Tips on using Habbi Habbi across ages, from a speech therapy expert and bilingual mom

We loved this chat with speech therapy expert and mom - Grace. A 5-minute conversation evolved into a much longer discussion about how she uses Habbi Habbi and how she would advise different...

Literacy, Independence & Enjoyment: 3 Keys to language learning from a French-Japanese Teacher

Literacy, Independence & Enjoyment: 3 Keys to language learning from a French-Japanese Teacher

Yoshito has a fascinating profile. He’s both a foreign-language teacher and a dad, French-Japanese living in the UK, with a Korean wife, raising his sons in French, Korean, and of course English....

Language is the heartbeat of a culture: Perspective from an American mom raising an adoptee from China

Language is the heartbeat of a culture: Perspective from an American mom raising an adoptee from China

We still remember the first time we met Liz. She reached out on Instagram, expressing such gratitude and love for Habbi Habbi. As we started to chat, we were overwhelmed by...

Finding identity in the Global Chinese Diaspora: <br> One mom's journey to becoming quadrilingual

Finding identity in the Global Chinese Diaspora:
One mom's journey to becoming quadrilingual

We first met Dianna (@coolmumdianna) while living in Beijing and marveled at her language ability. She can effortlessly move between English, Beijing Chinese accent, Southern Taiwanese accent, Hong Kong Cantonese, and...

Speaking Spanish in Japan: <br> A Global Mom Raising a Trilingual Toddler

Speaking Spanish in Japan:
A Global Mom Raising a Trilingual Toddler

We had so much fun speaking with Javi - we were fascinated by her @Japan.with.Chile account where she speaks a mix of English / Spanish / Japanese and labels her...

Bilingual learning: <br> Make it fun, make it natural, make it daily

Bilingual learning:
Make it fun, make it natural, make it daily

We recently met Yvonne, the mom behind Bilingual Kiddos and love how she is sharing her bilingual journey - from activities she does with her own kids to tips for us parents....

How one mom pursues multilingualism at home

How one mom pursues multilingualism at home

Thinking of introducing a second (or third) language at home? Valicia is a mom of 2 who loves languages - she is fluent in Spanish and English, with some proficiency...

Interested in Homeschooling? Tips on how to start.

Interested in Homeschooling? Tips on how to start.

With schools turning to online learning and so many people opting to keep their kids at home, we wanted to get guidance from the amazing experts who do it every...

Tips from a Chinese Tutor: <br> Structuring a bilingual environment at home

Tips from a Chinese Tutor:
Structuring a bilingual environment at home

We were thrilled to sit down with Mandy - originally from Shanghai, she is now a private tutor and creator of ‘Fun with Joy Mandarin.' Given her experience teaching kids...

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