The Disney Controversy: To Watch, or Not to Watch
    September 23, 2010
    The Disney Controversy: To Watch, or Not to Watch

    As most of you who read my blog know, I am the mother of two young boys under the age of five and the creator of Little Pim, an educational DVD series that introduces babies, toddlers and preschoolers…

    Media Literacy
    June 11, 2010
    Media Literacy

    Our world is becoming more and more crowded with media.  Whether in our living rooms, on our commutes or in our classrooms, every waking moment can be occupied by consuming media. Whether it’s look…

    Fun with Languages While Traveling
    April 16, 2010
    Fun with Languages While Traveling

    With the arrival of summer you may be planning a family trip by car, plane, train, or in this economy, bicycle! When you have your little ones captive during travel time, it’s a great opportunity to…

    Your Child's Foreign Language Future
    April 15, 2010
    Your Child’s Foreign Language Future

    Last week the New York Times reported on the unfortunate rate at which foreign language education programs in schools in the northeast are being cut to help balance budgets. If you’ve been following…

    Culture At Home: Meals Around the World
    April 14, 2010
    Culture At Home: Meals Around the World

    I am always looking for ways to introduce my children to new languages, and also to the idea that we live in a world with many different cultures, traditions, foods and lifestyles. (more…)…

    Language and Your Child: Introducing Dr. Bialystock
    April 13, 2010
    Language and Your Child: Introducing Dr. Bialystock

    I was pleased to attend a talk at a local Barnes & Noble by Dr. Ellen Bialystok, who was speaking about the cognitive benefits of children being bilingual. She is a Distinguished Research Professo…

    Parents Want To Know: Can Learning Two Languages Cause Speech Delays?
    April 12, 2010
    Parents Want To Know: Can Learning Two Languages Cause Speech Delays?

    I recently spoke to a wonderful group of mothers at a Big City Mom’s lunch on the upper east side in New York. I have been speaking to moms groups in cities across the country, and one of the questi…