A Chatty Little Thing

So 2 months have passed since my last update for Mia. I've been trying to write these mini blog posts on a monthly basis, but with work and other commitments...well...I'm sure as parents you understand! Anyway, Mia's becoming more independent, more mobile,...

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A Quiet Little Baby

There hasn't much improvement this month in terms of Mia speaking. Of course she's still babbling away in her own little world, but last month she was very chatty and started speaking several tangible words. The only new word I've heard this month is...

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A Few Spoken Words

We're now approaching our second Christmas as a family of three. Where is the time going? Sasha's parents are coming over from Moscow later this month so our 2 bedroom flat is going to feel a lot smaller! Anyway, the big announcement this month us that we...

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Understanding Russian Better Than English?

Mia is now 15 months old. She's certainly beginning to understand a lot more words in the past few weeks. It's funny because I feel she understands more words in Russian, and Sasha thinks Mia's understanding of English is far greater. Different perceptions I suppose,...

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A Growing Vocabulary

Mia is now 14 months old. Her understanding of English/Russian vocabulary is steadily developing. However. she's not speaking any clear words as yet, just lots of da-da, ba-ba and ma-ma sounds! Early days though... Here are some words she's learnt this...

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Pros And Cons Of Bilingual Education

Mia is growing up so fast. She’s just turned 14 months, and it’s amazing to see her develop. She’s pulling herself up, walking by herself and becoming steadier each day. However, in terms of language, my wife and I are still yet to hear a word. Just lots of ba-ba,...

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Bilingual Baby Speech Development | Signs Of Progress

Mia is just over 13 months old now. I'm pleased to report that she is starting to point out more and more things when Sasha and I speak to her, in both English and Russian. No words as yet...but it's clear her understanding is developing in both languages....

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14 Things To Do Before Baby Arrives

You won’t need me to tell you that the next few weeks or months will be a bit of a rollercoaster ride as you prepare for your new role as a parent. The first 3 months were a complete blur for me and Sasha. Sleep, feed, sleep, feed etc (that's our baby we're talking...

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5 Benefits Of Being Bilingual In The Workplace

What are the benefits of being bilingual for your career? Along with the social, cultural and health benefits of speaking two languages fluently, there are various studies which show that it can be a valuable asset in the workplace too. The job market is a tough...

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Raising A Truly Bilingual Child

So Mia is now just over 1 month old! Lots of nappy changes, sleepless nights and as you can imagine... ...not much time for anything else! - During Sasha's pregnancy we often discussed how we would help Mia become a bilingual child. And to be honest, it's something...

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Welcome Baby Mia

Welcome baby Mia! Born on 2nd August 2016 at 6.13 am! This is the first post on this blog, and it'll probably be one of the hardest to write. You see trying to remember the whole experience of Mia's birth is a bit of a blur, as I'm sure it is for many parents during...

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