Multilingual Tips for Families
There are many different ways multilingual families can support their child's literacy, education, and social-emotional health. These resources, available in multiple languages, offer tips and ideas to try at home! For more resources, see our multilingual family literacy video series and our bilingual family literacy guide.
These tip sheets were made possible by our founding partner, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association.
- A tip sheet in 16 languages
- An animated video available in 8 languages
- An outreach guide with ideas for using the tip sheets and video series in family engagement
Video: Being Bilingual Is a Superpower!
Learn how families can support literacy at home, whether their children are babies, toddlers, preschoolers, or in elementary school. These reading tips are available in 13 languages.
"Thanks to your site, the literacy committee at our school in St. Paul, MN, will provide Parent Tip Sheets to families who speak Spanish, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, and Vietnamese at home. I've already given tip sheets to a Korean parent who is on the committee, and he just beamed. He said, 'I can read English, but I can just look at this and read it in 10 seconds!'"
If a child needs special education services, families may have many questions. This tip sheet offers basic information about special education services, families' rights to information in their home language, and an overview of different team members who may be involved in evaluations or instruction. These tips are available in 14 languages.
"Great resource for dually identified students! Share this with your multilingual families!"
This tip sheet offers ideas on how families can support their children's social-emotional health and find support resources in their home languages. This tip sheet is available in 16 languages.