Bonjour French, Adios Spanish! Our Plans for Pre-School French
Before our kids were born I decided I would speak to them in Spanish as much as possible. A fine plan! I’ve been low-key trying to get Alfie into Spanish since he was born. First with nursery rhymes, then simple peekaboos, the odd book, a cartoon here and there and visits to Spain. And he just wasn’t into it. Ever. Over the years he’s had a tiny amount of exposure to French and about 6 months ago I noticed that he was far more receptive to French than he’d ever been to Spanish. I resisted switching languages for a long time but I’ve finally faced facts that, for reasons unknown,…
Bilingual Baby; How to Raise a Bilingual Child – Montessori Resources from Birth to Three Years
This post is brought to you by Eva from Eva Montessori at Home. “Hi, I’m Eva! A language teacher born and raised in Girona (Catalonia). In love with my family and Montessori philosophy, I am the proud mama of a feisty toddler called Arnau. Languages and travelling are my passions. Since motherhood, my days are filled with laughter, storytelling, music, beach trips, forest walks, practical life, sensorial and pretend play and many more.” . My mother tongue is Catalan but I am a fluent English and Spanish speaker, so when my son was in the womb he got to listen to English, Catalan and Spanish on a daily basis. Children…
Bilingual Baby – Getting the Most from Digital Resources
A guide to the best online resources for helping your little one learn a second language.
Bilingual Baby – How to Choose the Best Second Language Books
Books and literature are an important part of the bilingual home, particularly when introducing the language for the first time. However choosing the right books can be daunting, especially if you don't speak the second language fluently. These tips will get you started with second language children's books.
Bilingual Baby – Using Songs and Signs to Introduce a Second Language
Songs should be an important part of your home especially if you're learning a second language. This week we are looking at how simple sign language can help