Most people understand the importance and benefits of being bilingual. Increased brainpower, academic advantages in kids, increased awareness of cultures, improved competitiveness in the job market, and making it easier to learn a third language are just some of the benefits. For me, I believe that language is the basis of culture and, without language, the culture eventually disappears.
When I became a mom, I didn’t know there were so many resources out there that could help in learning Ukrainian. So much has changed since I was a kid. After nine years and four kids, I thought I would offer a list of compiled resources that have helped my family, as well as some tips on raising truly bilingual children. I hope this may help others in their quest for their kids to know Ukrainian as well. This obviously is not all-encompassing, but it is meant to offer a good base from which to begin.