My name is Alina andI live in Dallas, TX with my husband and our two little girls, four and three y.o.. I am Romanian and my husband is American. We always knew we wanted to raise our kids bilingual, English and Romanian, so as soon as we had our girls, we started on this mission.
When my older daughter turned two and my little one was only seven months old, we decided to bring a German au pair to help with childcare since both of us worked full time. Right then, we decided to introduce our girls to German. Since then, our au pairs have spoken only German to our girls and magically our kids became fluent in German within six months.
For the last two years, we have been living in a trilingual household where English, Romanian and German are spoken on a daily basis. Our kids speak English to my husband, Romanian to me and German to our au pair. While they sometimes stumble to find the right words for the appropriate audience, the girls have been fantastic at switching between the three languages with ease. It is indeed magical!
For the longest time, I have been meaning to share our language games with other kids and parents/ teachers!
I often struggle to find educational materials in the minority language (the nonmainstream language) so I decided to create my own!
I hope you will enjoy playing and learning with your little ones!