My favourite quotes and memes about bilingualism, language, early childhood and education. Feel free to share any quote or meme that you like, but please do give credit to Bilingual Kidspot.
I’m Bilingual, what’s your superpower?
There are a hundred languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all
“You can’t make your child speak a language. However you can set the stage so they will want to speak it” – The Bilingual Edge
“The limits of my language are the limits of my world” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where it’s people come from and where they are going” – Rita Mae Brown
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way” – Frank Smith
“Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Doing is better than not doing, and if you do something badly, you’ll learn to do it better.” -Twyla Tharp
“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things” Flora Lewis
“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” Geoffrey Willans”
“If children cannot learn the way we teach, then maybe we should teach the way they learn” Ignacio Estrada
“To have another language is to possess a second soul” – Charlemagne
Everything you say to your child is absorbed, catalogued and remembered – Maria Montessori
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers
Dream big little one, the sky is not your limit
While we try to teach children about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place” – Miriam Adeney
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