World Book Day 2019 - Bilingual Book Ideas

World Book Day 2019 - Bilingual Book Ideas

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again when we all celebrate the brilliant initiative World Book Day! It seems to come around so quickly and this year I have two children old enough to take part!

They will be going to school as a shark and a penguin carrying their favourite books. There has been a bit of backlash this year from people claiming that children just dress up and don’t actually care about the books.

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German Bilingual Children's Books - Week #20

German Bilingual Children's Books - Week #20

German Bilingual Children's Books

Bilingual Children - Week #20

This week on our Bilingual Children series I'm focusing on German resources. 

This is actually a language I studied at school and although I'm very rusty, I'm considering introducing it to my son as his third language. 

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Italian Bilingual Children's Books

Italian Bilingual Children's Books

Italian Bilingual Children's Books

Bilingual Children - Week #15

This week on our Bilingual Children series I've decided to focus on a language close to our family's heart! Italian!

I suspect this will mainly be useful for those of you who are either Italian yourselves or raising Italian children in the UK. But if you are planning on going on holiday to Italy these can also be useful to get by, for adults and children alike! 

I've put together a list of resources for different age groups, which will help you introduce Italian at home, should you wish to! 

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French Bilingual Children's Books - Week #14

French Bilingual Children's Books - Week #14

French Bilingual Children's Books

Bilingual Children - Week #14

This week on our Bilingual Children series I've decided to focus on the French language. 

Hopefully this will be useful as many families will have French as one of their home languages. However even if your family is monolingual this is one of the first languages English speaking children learn at school.

I've put together a list of resources for different age groups, which will help you introduce French at home, should you wish to! 

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Tips For Submitting Minority Language to Memory

Tips For Submitting Minority Language to Memory

Bilingual Children - Week #13

All words are equal, but some words are more equal than others

When I started attaching a word of the day to the front door before going to work, back in September 2016. I didn’t have a real plan: I didn’t know how long it would have lasted for, I didn’t focused on any particular group of words.

I didn’t set a target . It was only my genuine desire to grow my son’s vocabulary in the minority language. A simple yet unrefined attempt to boost the number of words he could understand and pronounce in Italian.

It was a Monday to Friday exercise and started almost by chance.

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Bilingual Children - Week #12

Bilingual Children - Week #12

How to stay Bilingual on holiday!

So how do you keep your language learning on track while you're away. You may think it's easier when you're in a routine but going somewhere new can actually help bolster the learning for your children rather than throw them off course.

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Bilingual Children - Week #9

Bilingual Children - Week #9

Bilingual Children - Week #9

This week on Bilingual Children I decided to actually interview my children about learning languages and their two cultures! 

You've heard don't work with children or animals... well I'd say there's some truth in it! 

Watch here to find out more and join in the discussion with your anecdotes on raising children with languages whether it be at school or home! 

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World Book Day - Bilingual Children - Week #8

World Book Day - Bilingual Children - Week #8

World Book Day

This week in honour of the brilliant initiative World Book Day, we are concentrating on great bilingual books in a variety of languages. 

World Book Day is a day for celebrating anyone involved in the creation of books and stories and most importantly it’s a celebration of reading.

UNESCO have recognised it as a worldwide project to promote books and reading, and it's celebrated in over 100 countries all over the world.

The initiative has been running for 21 years and the next one will take place on 1st March 2018.

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Bilingual Children - Week #7

Bilingual Children - Week #7

Our Bilingual Week

This week we are back to sharing Our Bilingual Week with you, what we've been working on and our observations of our children's learning. 

Festivals

As we learnt last week from our mothers of bilingual children. Learning a language is about more than words. When you share your language with your child, you're sharing your heritage too. It's often hard to infuse the culture of the minority language in to your every day life but there are little ways to do this.

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Bilingual Children - Week #6

Bilingual Children - Week #6

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to week Six of Bilingual Children! Sadly this is the last week in our Series of speaking mums raising bilingual children! I hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as we have enjoyed sharing with you. 

This week we're looking at the reasons why it's important to us that our children are learning our languages and how to not give up in those difficult times. 

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Bilingual Children - Week #5

Bilingual Children - Week #5

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to week FIVE of Bilingual Children! Last week I spoke with lots of mums raising bilingual children and asked them to share their challenges. They were very kind enough to be honest about the hurdles that they face and this week I’ve asked them to tell me about the different approaches that they use. 

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Bilingual Children - Week #4

Bilingual Children - Week #4

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to Week Four of Bilingual Children! I've been really busy last month collecting feedback from other Bilingual Mums. So throughout February I will be sharing all of their challenges, different approaches and reasons for helping their children learn a second or multiple languages.

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Bilingual Children - Week #2

Bilingual Children - Week #2

Our Bilingual Week

This week we've been focusing on remembering new vocabulary through songs. Children learn best when they don't realise they are being taught and they are having fun. 

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Bilingual Children - Week #1

Bilingual Children - Week #1

Our Bilingual Week

I'm starting a new series on Mammaprada. Every Wednesday I will give you a little insight into our bilingual learning. What has challenged us and which products we've found useful. There will be some interviews with others raising bilingual children, an expert in the subject or a creator of a product or service which helps us all in raising our children bilingually. 

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What to Consider as you Raise Bilingual Children

What to Consider as you Raise Bilingual Children

This topic is the foundation of what Mammaprada is all about. We don't profess to be experts, we are simply parents hoping to pass on the best of our dual heritage to our children and to give them, in our eyes the benefit of two languages from birth.

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