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Online English learning resources for kids

There are hundreds of free and paid English learning resources for children online. We have put a list of fifteen English learning websites and apps for your children. Dino Lingo Babbel Rosetta Stone Little Pim DuoLingo Youtube Outschool Amazon Muzzy BBC 123 teach me Preply Digital Dialects Abcmouse Ixl Adapted Mind

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Challenges and Changes in Mixed Roots and Multicultural Families

Identity is something that many if not most all of us wrestle with whilst growing up. However, like most minorities, this is perhaps even more so for many mixed roots, multicultural and third culture kids; from dealing with being treated differently by others and searching for groups to identify with, and feel a…

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Developing Reading Fluency with Children

In some of our previous blogs, we’ve talked about Enjoying Reading with your Child and Making Reading a Routine Reality. But how about helping children to become independent readers?  Author, teacher trainer, and owner of her own language school in Japan, Mari Nakamura, has developed a Three-Stage Literacy Program at her school, English…

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The Social Advantages of Exposure to Other Languages

Recent studies show that “multilingual exposure improves not only children’s cognitive skills but also their social abilities” (“The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals”, The New York Times, March 11, 2016). Whilst I’m wary of sound bites that may mistakenly encourage us to think that people are ‘superior’ simply by virtue of speaking more…

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Making Reading a Routine Reality

  1. Make books part of your family life – Always have books around so that you and your children are ready to read whenever there’s a chance. We have a few low bookshelves dedicated to our kids and they’ve always enjoyed being able to access them freely (even if it sometimes drove us…

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What Parents Want to Know about Bilingualism

It’s generally recognized that most people across the globe are bilingual or multilingual and use 2 or more languages or dialects in everyday life. And the diversity of bilinguals within multicultural societies continues to grow. Beyond sharing fascinating facts about how this came to be (Bilingualism’s Best Kept Secret), Prof. Grosjean addresses 11…

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Enjoy Reading with your Child

Reading is a key ingredient in a language-learning environment. For infants, pre-schoolers and school-aged children, reading with your children from an early age helps to foster strong learning habits for life with lifelong benefits. The reading of picture books with your child is one of the most important and enjoyable ways of spending…

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50 ways to teach kids a second language

1 Fairy tales and storybooks Read with your child. Children love to share reading time and they will always remember this as a bonding experience. Books with illustrations work great! DinoLingo has tons of books and stories that are fun and easy to share. Discuss the pictures with your child, point to things…

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Start Simple Start with some simple greetings and every day words. E.g. good morning/ how are you? Be consistent, use the words or phrases you have chosen every day.  Items in your environment that you see or use every day can be used repeatedly and naturally in the 2nd language. Here you are/thank…

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Your Neighbourhood can Determine How Open Minded Your Child is

A recent study found that small children who live in neighborhoods where more than one language is spoken are more likely to learn from and interact with people from different backgrounds. This means, no matter what language is spoken at home if a child grows up in an ethnically rich neighborhood, he/she is…

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