Research has demonstrated that when a bilingual person uses one language, the other is active simultaneously (Pliatsikas, 2020). The phenomenon is called speech coactivation. The constant juggling between two languages requires regulating how much a person accesses a language at any given time. It is an essential skill from a communication point of view since it is difficult to understand a message when the other language keeps interfering.
Category Archive: Pili´s Book Club
Learning two languages instead of just one has obvious practical advantages in an increasingly globalized world. But in […]
¨Kike Calvo has done it again! The author who enchanted us all with "The Adventures of Pili" has crafted another’s children’s masterpiece. In “The Richest Hummingbird in the Rain Forest,” Kike shares the endearing tale of Walela and Unicorn, two adorable hummingbirds at the center of a parable that reminds us all of an important life lesson. The illustrations are also superb, lending even greater depth and appreciation to the story. Kudos to Kike!¨ ~Peter Antonucci. Author, Billionaire’s Paradise: Ecstasy at Sea.
New bilingual kids. Great gift for Christmas, including The Tale of a Flightless Mosquito; The Big Purple Book; and The Moon is made of Dreams
Nighthawk: The Tale of a Flightless Mosquito: Nighthaw was a special mosquito. So special he was born wingless. But how he wished he was like the others. He longed to buzz freely through the air, and explore the earth with long and strong wings. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! Take off on Nighthawk’s adventure as he goes in search of happiness, and discover how helping others can help you!