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Why Kids Are So Often Teased for Having an Accent

It’s not right, but teasing about speech or accents is usually brushed off. Here’s why that might be, and signs your child is feeling insecure in his or her speech.

Here's How Knowing Another Language Benefits Your Child's Brain

The effect bilingualism has on the brain is absolutely astounding! Click below to see the top ten benefits. 

Ask an Expert: How can I help my child be confident in her second language skills?

If your child loves learning Spanish or another language in school, but clams up when it comes to speaking it in public, these tips from Clarissa Duskin, M.Ed., the parent representative for the National Association for Bilingual Education, will help! 

Ask an Expert: How Can I Teach My Child a Language I Don't Know?

You're not alone! Plenty of parents want their kids to know a second language, even if they never learned it themselves. In addition to learning it together, here's what you can do, according to Liliana Diaz-Vazquez, M.S., CCC-SLP/L, a bilingual speech therapist.

Ask an Expert: What Are Dual Language Programs, and Are They Right for My Kid?

We spoke to a dual language kindergarten teacher to answer all of your questions about these language immersion schools. 

5 Ways to Use Malty to Boost Your Child's Learning Skills Before School Starts

The savvy tricks will help your little one sharpen reading comprehension, language, and critical thinking skills before roll call — whether they're headed back to preschool or elementary school. 

Ask an Expert: How Can I Use Story Time to Boost My Child's Language Development?

The way you read can have a big effect on your child's language skills! Here, Jann Fujimoto, M.S., CCC-SLP, R.SLP, a certified speech-language pathologist answers all of your questions about reading and language skills. 

We Are a Military Family Raising and Homeschooling Bilingual Children—And This Is Why

Catalina Burton's family approaches learning in a special way. This is her story as a bilingual mother of a 5-year-old and 2-year-old, and her advice for parents considering raising multilingual kids.

Ask an Expert: How Can I Help My Child Embrace Their Unique Interests?

New York City-based middle school counselor Jennifer Hernandez weighs in on what a huge role your support plays!

Ask an Expert: How Can I Encourage Good Homework Habits Early On?

David Timony, Ph.D., an educational psychologist and chair of education at Delaware Valley University, weighs in on how to make homework as fuss-free and enjoyable as possible.

7 Fast Facts About Malty's New French Book!

Give the little ones in your life the gift of language with Maddie la tigresse bleue — the same story you love, now in English and French. 

Ask an Expert: How Can I Teach My Child About the Value of Friendship?

Lauren Mosback, LPC, explains how children begin forming relationships at as early as 6 months of age—and how you can raise a kid who's a great friend to others. 

How to Improve Nightly Story Time

Follow these easy tips to make this valuable time of day better than ever. Bonus points if you use bilingual children's books—like Malty the Blue Tiger!

Ask an Expert: What Are Effective Ways to Help Kids Deal With Bullies?

Novea McIntosh, Ed.D., assistant professor of education at the University of Dayton, Ohio, explains how to encourage your child to open up about bullying, and how to help him or her develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills from the experience.

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