Bilingual School Models: What to consider before jumping in!

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Another school year is starting or about to start for many children around the world! The back to school period is usually met with some excitement.  Even those who wished their school breaks had lasted a few weeks longer are, at the very least, wondering who their new teachers will be or if they will […]

Back to School Multilingual Printables

Back to school printable Russian

As most of the Northern Hemisphere goes back to school around about this time, we thought we’d share with you a few everyday objects a child can find around their classroom. You can print these sheets in the language(s) that interest you and get your kids to color them or even label them correctly in […]

Fathers and Daughters Across the World

The European Mama

There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. – John Gregory Brown Lana from Smart […]

5 Tips to De-Mystify Iran with Kids

Persian dishes | Pop Sugar

Thanks to a 36-year social and economic embargo between Iran and most industrialized nations, Iran remains a mysterious, misunderstood nation. As a generation of parents who might remember the 1979-80 hostage crisis and associate images of angry protesters burning American flags on Tehran’s streets, or simply have no personal contact with Iran or Iranians at […]

The Language Journey: Teaching and Learning Language Without Force

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As the last of 5 children I had more or less given up on teaching language to my youngest daughter, born in 2013 (we call her Zbear). After years of attempting to pass on my husband’s native language (Arabic), and my 2nd language (French), I figured I would let the chips fall where they may. The […]