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4 essential lessons for parents raising multi-literate children

Raising Multi-literate Children: Four Lessons and Five Reminders

I am a father raising multi-literate children. Two and a half years ago, I decided to teach my eldest, aged six at the time (and later on my youngest), to read and write in our home languages – French and Korean. Being a foreign language teacher, I had the technical knowledge, but teaching my own […]

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World Music for Kids

World Music for Kids: A Multilingual Round-Up of Song Lists

Music connects us to culture in an almost magical way. We are transported to specific times of life or travels, just by overhearing that certain song on the radio. As parents raising global citizens, it makes sense that we want to fill our homes with songs from around the world. World music is a wonderful

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Back to School Multilingual Printables

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

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The Language Journey: Teaching and Learning Language Without Force

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

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