It’s summertime in Europe, and we’ve been lucky ample to be capable to vacation to Greece, my dwelling state. We started out with a getaway in Crete, my father’s homeland and the youngsters were being extremely energized to obtain out that they have lots of more mature kin and one aunt in unique who’s 93, quite chatty, healthful, and potent :). We invested time with my father’s twin sister and the youngsters received to see the backyard garden and how watermelons, cucumbers, aubergines, tomatoes, and tons of other fruit and greens increase. In times like this, I am reminded of how critical it is to pass on our languages to our small children. The ordeals, the bonding with folks and destinations, are so much further, full when they can successfully communicate and feel the language at an psychological level.
Now we’re in my parents’ region house in mainland Greece, but however shut to the sea, and I have virtually accomplished my new children’s e book titled “Nelly’s Box“. This book will be the 3rd one particular in the bilingual e-book collection and it will be published this month. It is about a kid who’s now attending a overseas language course, and this language also takes place to be a person of her residence languages. The remarkable illustrations are by the artist Eve Farb. The to start with bilingual editions will also be published all through July.
The tale has been penned whilst having in thoughts the requirements of bilingual children, their family members, and lecturers + to be employed for language lessons this kind of as working towards conjugating verbs working with the present tense, vocabulary, etcetera very carefully weaved in a storytelling format. For the individuals who have just lately subscribed to my weblog and publication, I was to begin with educated as a foreign language instructor (Bachelor’s diploma in French Language and Literature/Philology from the Nationwide and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Certificate of Proficiency in English by the University of Cambridge), and afterwards on, I received an MSc diploma in World Advertising from the College of Cambridge. I talk Greek (indigenous), English, French, and some basic Norwegian. I’m in an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically combined marriage, raising trilingual little ones.
We’re creating a e book together when extra!
-> I shared this version of the story in my FB readers’ team (there have been some little edits because that submit). “Spanish” will be replaced with “Greek”, “French”, “Italian”, “German”, and so on, based on the concentrate on language for every bilingual edition. I’d appreciate your feed-back and solutions for adjustments via e-mail if any.
-> There’s also a poll likely on in the group, inquiring for your enter, so that I can prioritize translations based mostly on your most popular language(s). If you’re not in the FB group, you can also let me know through e mail – just hit “reply”. The best selections right now are Italian, Spanish, French, Greek, Dutch, and German. As always, you will be equipped to down load the Book editions for totally free upon launch.
-> I will attribute children’s boxes in the last webpages of my new e-book “Nelly’s Box” (like I did in “Cousins Forever” with our children’s paintings and favored terms). Some of you have despatched me pictures of containers with some of your child(s)’ preferred items – thank you so much 🙂. If you haven’t performed that still, and you’d like your child’s box to be provided, please send out me a picture (superior resolution) at [email protected] by Friday the 15th of July! Here’s what I have so far.
An incredible new program for mothers and fathers increasing bilingual kids
Ute Limacher-Riebold Ph.D., Language Guide & Intercultural Communication Specialist, and also chosen researcher and contributor at PEaCH – EU Task, released her very own Ute’s Worldwide Lounge Academy with programs for moms and dads raising bilingual young children and multilingual kids! I attended “E.N.J.O.Y. Increasing Little ones with Various Languages for parents of to 4 year old children” and this is the review I posted on my site.
PS. Here’s a photo from our holiday break in Crete where I received to fulfill Early Childhood Educator and Creator Christina Konstantoudaki, owner of the Paper Kittens On the net Bookstore, who imports and sells solely my textbooks in Greece. We achieved on the net many years in the past, and we have been exchanging strategies and manuscripts at any time considering the fact that. It was incredibly unique meeting her in particular person ❤. Fun point, she launched me to a buddy who’s married to a local person, who as luck would have it, turned out to be a distant relative and one particular of my father’s nephews :).