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3 Apps You can Use to Help Teach Your Kids Hmong

Here at HmongBaby, we love physical products. You can feel the flashcards on your fingers and smell the pages of the books. It's awesome! But the limitation of physical products is that if you don't have them with you, then your kids won't be able to practice their Hmong. And as we all know: practice makes permanent :) So what do we do? This is where Apps come in! Below, you'll find 3 Apps that you can download so that when you and your kids are at the grocery store, on a long road trip, or just waiting at the doctor's office, your they can continue to learn Hmong in fun ways :)   1) Hmong Kids TV App by MangoBlue (iOS) One way for children to...

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4 Steps for Teaching Your Kids Hmong

Wish your kids could speak Hmong? It's not as hard as you think! Here are 4 simple steps you can take to start your kids speaking Hmong: 1. Get Hmong children's books and Hmong flash cards. There are more and more products being created to help children learn the Hmong language. If you can't afford the products, you can also check out a local library if you live in a community with a large Hmong population. For example, the Saint Paul Public Library has a growing Hmong children's book collection :) 2. Read Hmong children's books to your kids daily. Children (and humans in general) learn best through repetition. Make it a normal part of your daily routine with your children to read...

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Can you read Hmong?

If you can't read Hmong, don't worry! You can learn it just like my 3 year old did :) If you'd like to get a copy of the book that my daughter is reading, Kuv Ua Tau (I Can Do It), click HERE!  It's available in both White Hmong and Green Hmong! As an email subscriber, you have access to an extended SPECIAL bundle deal where you can get the book + ebook + audiobook for only $24.99! Get the DEAL HERE :)

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It was my 3 year old daughter's birthday and her daddy gave her this

Gifts bought from the store are nice. But gifts created with your time, imagination, and energy are the ones that I love most :) One thing that I've always loved receiving are handwritten letters. It's so rare to receive hand written letters these days.  There's just something beautiful about the written word, when someone takes the time to pull out REAL paper, and write with a REAL pen, and share REAL thoughts with someone they love. The other day, my oldest daughter turned 3 years old. She's getting taller and smarter with each passing week! My husband started a tradition where he writes a letter to our children on their birthdays recapping the previous year. I'm so glad that he gave her this gift! Although...

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3 Things I LOVE About Hmong Culture

After college, my husband and I got married and moved from Wisconsin to North Carolina where my husband attended Duke University.  We had no family, no friends, and no job lined up in North Carolina. Just a childish sense of adventure. Although North Carolina has a decent sized Hmong community, it exists primarily in the western part of the state. We were in the eastern part of North Carolina where there were very few Hmong people. In fact, we knew of no Hmong people at all! (This was before FB got really savvy with connections). As we started building friendships and started getting more connected with a community there, we found that very few people even knew who the Hmong people were. They usually...

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