Spanish with Ella [Video Interview]

I write a lot about raising our kids bilingual. It's been a mixture of jubilant fist pumping and dramatic declarations that it's never going to work. And mostly, it's been a process of constant recommitment.

So instead of my thoughts on the matter today, I decided to go straight to the source. I asked Ella a few questions about growing up bilingual. You'll hear me fail vocabulary quizzes and her share some garbled Spanglish. She even offers a bonus: your very own Spanish lesson. 

And if it couldn't get any better... she's wearing her "singer" costume. Naturally. Hope you enjoy the video!

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What have you heard kids say about being bilingual? Or what words were easiest for them to learn in more than one language?


  1. Cute video! :)

    Micah just learned his second word (his first was "banana") but it goes something like this ... "Micah, can you say "Papi"?"

    Which makes me laugh, but I am taking it as a good sign of his biligualism to come! :)

  2. Haha. Yes! Micah is already code switching! :) Isaac says "da-da" too, which we have found amusing since I can't even imagine where he's heard anyone say "daddy."

  3. Katie8:11 PM

    It took me awhile to get to this, but oh my goodness is that cute. :)


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