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11
May

Easter Craft Ideas for Kids

Easter is round the corner and if you have not had time yet to decorate your home, no worries! We’ve got you covered!br / nbsp;br / You still have time to create wonderful crafts with your little ones. Creating something together will not only give your house a lovely Eastery touch, but it will also be great family fun!br / nbsp;br / Here are some simple Easter craft ideas that I have tried with my boys and they absolutely loved it!br / nbsp;br / nbsp;br / strong1. Handprint bunnies/strongbr / nbsp;br / The bunnies are very easy to make and they are so cute!br / nbsp;br / nbsp;br /

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11
May

9 Benefits of Reading to Children

Have you ever wondered how reading benefits your children?br / The a href="https://www.education.vic.gov.au/documents/about/research/readtoyoungchild.pdf" target="_blank"span style="color:#0000FF;"study by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development/span/a in State Government Victoria shows that there is an important role for parents in the development and educational performance of their children.br / nbsp;br /

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11
May

How to help your bilingual child speak your first language

I moved to the UK from Slovakia 8 years ago.br / nbsp;br / Our boys were born three years later.br / nbsp;br / Although I knew that English would always be their first language, I wanted them to speak Slovak too. It was unimaginable not having my children speak my first language.br / nbsp;br / While they were small and spent most of the time with me, it was not a problem. At one point, they even spoke more Slovak than English.br / nbsp;br /

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11
May

Ten Tips to Help Your Child Adjust to Life in a New Country

pAre you moving abroad?br / nbsp;br / Moving is a big deal, even if you're just moving across town, let alone if you are a href="https://uk.mantralingua.com/products/happy-after-all?sku=haaara" target="_blank"span style="color:#0000CD;"moving to a new country/span/a.br / nbsp;br / You have to think of so many things. You have to work out where to shop, how the transport works, where to find what you need, where to go for family days out. The life you know is gone and younbsp;have to re-create everything from scratch again.br / nbsp;br / Not easy at all!br / nbsp;br /

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11
May

Season's Greetings

A simple greeting from us, as 2020 draws to a close.br / br / nbsp;iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MVPj94X6ai8" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen/iframe

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11
May

In the Land of the Northern Lights

How do you explore languages and cultural differences in your classroom? It's often through looking at cultures we perceive as "different" that we discover things we all have in common. This week we look at the northern lights in mythology, but you can also take the time to talk about what causes the northern lights with your class from a scientific perspective.nbsp;br / br /

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11
May

Saving a Language

2019 was thea href="https://en.iyil2019.org/" target="_blank"span style="color:#0000FF;" International Year of Indigenous Languages/span/a. That didn’t escape us. We work, breathe, and dream language.

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11
May

Become a 'perfect' parent by stopping trying to be one

Are you a parent feeling under pressure to do everything ‘right’? Do you feel your children ‘should’ be more developed in certain areas? Do you think they are behind compared to other children?br / You are not alone. These thoughts and feelings are more common than you may think.br / nbsp;br / While I totally understand where they come from, have you ever paused and asked yourself: ‘What really is the right thing to do?’ ‘Who determines what is right and what is wrong?’br /

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11
May

Simple Ways to Boost Your Bilingual Child’s Language Skills

Raising bilingual children can be challenging, especially if you want them to speak fluently in two (or more) languages.br / br / If you live in an English-speaking country, the English language will always be dominant for your children, regardless of what language you speak to them at home.br / nbsp;br / It is easier when they are small, but once they start to go to school and be exposed to the English language for 6 hours a day, that is when things usually change. Even if they haven’t before, your children suddenly start to speak to you in English.br / nbsp;br /

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