It is summertime in Europe, and we’ve been fortunate enough to be ready to journey to Greece, my home country. We started with a vacation in Crete, my father’s homeland and the kids were pretty psyched to find out that they have several older family members and a single aunt in particular who’s 93, extremely chatty, nutritious, and powerful :). We put in time with my father’s twin sister and the children bought to see the backyard and how watermelons, cucumbers, aubergines, tomatoes, and loads of other fruit and veggies mature. In times like this, I am reminded of how essential it is to pass on our languages to our small children. The ordeals, the bonding with individuals and spots, are so a great deal further, total when they can properly converse and come to feel the language at an emotional level.
Now we’re in my parents’ state residence in mainland Greece, but continue to shut to the sea, and I have nearly completed my new children’s book titled “Nelly’s Box“. This e book will be the 3rd 1 in the bilingual guide series and it will be published this month. It is about a kid who’s now attending a international language class, and this language also takes place to be a single of her residence languages. The awesome illustrations are by the artist Eve Farb. The to start with bilingual editions will also be published for the duration of July.
The story has been published although obtaining in thoughts the needs of bilingual young children, their family members, and instructors + to be utilized for language classes these as practising conjugating verbs applying the existing tense, vocabulary, etcetera cautiously weaved in a storytelling structure. For the individuals who have just lately subscribed to my weblog and newsletter, I was initially educated as a foreign language teacher (Bachelor’s diploma in French Language and Literature/Philology from the Nationwide and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Certification of Proficiency in English by the College of Cambridge), and later on on, I received an MSc diploma in Worldwide Marketing and advertising from the University of Cambridge. I converse Greek (native), English, French, and some essential Norwegian. I’m in an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically blended relationship, boosting trilingual small children.
We’re producing a e-book collectively as soon as a lot more!
-> I shared this model of the story in my FB readers’ group (there have been some little edits due to the fact that post). “Spanish” will be changed with “Greek”, “French”, “Italian”, “German”, and so forth, relying on the goal language for each bilingual version. I’d love your feed-back and strategies for adjustments via e mail if any.
-> There’s also a poll likely on in the group, asking for your input, so that I can prioritize translations based mostly on your desired language(s). If you are not in the FB team, you can also permit me know by means of electronic mail – just hit “reply”. The best choices appropriate now are Italian, Spanish, French, Greek, Dutch, and German. As often, you will be able to obtain the E-book editions for free of charge on start.
-> I will function children’s bins in the previous web pages of my new ebook “Nelly’s Box” (like I did in “Cousins Forever” with our children’s paintings and favored words). Some of you have sent me pics of packing containers with some of your kid(s)’ preferred items – thank you so much 🙂. If you haven’t accomplished that but, and you’d like your child’s box to be bundled, remember to send me a photograph (significant resolution) at [email protected] by Friday the 15th of July! Here’s what I have so much.
An awesome new study course for mother and father elevating bilingual children
Ute Limacher-Riebold Ph.D., Language Guide & Intercultural Interaction Professional, and also chosen researcher and contributor at PEaCH – EU Task, introduced her very own Ute’s International Lounge Academy with courses for parents increasing bilingual little ones and multilingual little ones! I attended “E.N.J.O.Y. Raising Youngsters with Many Languages for mothers and fathers of to 4 yr aged children” and this is the review I posted on my website.
PS. Here’s a photograph from our getaway in Crete exactly where I acquired to fulfill Early Childhood Educator and Author Christina Konstantoudaki, operator of the Paper Kittens On-line Bookstore, who imports and sells completely my guides in Greece. We satisfied online quite a few yrs back, and we have been exchanging strategies and manuscripts ever because. It was very distinctive assembly her in man or woman ❤. Enjoyment simple fact, she launched me to a good friend who’s married to a nearby guy, who as luck would have it, turned out to be a distant relative and 1 of my father’s nephews :).