It is summertime in Europe, and we have been lucky enough to be able to vacation to Greece, my dwelling country. We started with a vacation in Crete, my father’s homeland and the kids were really enthusiastic to uncover out that they have several more mature family and one particular aunt in certain who’s 93, pretty chatty, wholesome, and strong :). We spent time with my father’s twin sister and the kids received to see the backyard garden and how watermelons, cucumbers, aubergines, tomatoes, and plenty of other fruit and greens grow. In moments like this, I am reminded of how important it is to move on our languages to our kids. The encounters, the bonding with people and locations, are so substantially further, complete when they can effectively converse and experience the language at an psychological stage.
Now we’re in my parents’ nation property in mainland Greece, but nevertheless near to the sea, and I have just about finished my new children’s guide titled “Nelly’s Box“. This e book will be the 3rd 1 in the bilingual e-book series and it will be printed this month. It’s about a little one who’s now attending a foreign language course, and this language also comes about to be one particular of her dwelling languages. The wonderful illustrations are by the artist Eve Farb. The to start with bilingual editions will also be published for the duration of July.
The tale has been published while possessing in intellect the desires of bilingual youngsters, their households, and academics + to be made use of for language classes these types of as working towards conjugating verbs applying the present tense, vocabulary, and many others diligently weaved in a storytelling structure. For the persons who have just a short while ago subscribed to my blog and publication, I was initially educated as a foreign language trainer (Bachelor’s diploma in French Language and Literature/Philology from the Countrywide and Kapodistrian College of Athens, Certificate of Proficiency in English by the University of Cambridge), and afterwards on, I received an MSc diploma in Worldwide Marketing and advertising from the University of Cambridge. I communicate Greek (native), English, French, and some primary Norwegian. I’m in an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically combined relationship, increasing trilingual youngsters.
We’re building a e-book collectively after much more!
-> I shared this edition of the tale in my FB readers’ team (there have been some small edits since that write-up). “Spanish” will be replaced with “Greek”, “French”, “Italian”, “German”, and so forth, dependent on the target language for each bilingual version. I’d love your comments and tips for improvements through email if any.
-> There’s also a poll likely on in the group, asking for your input, so that I can prioritize translations primarily based on your preferred language(s). If you are not in the FB group, you can also permit me know by way of electronic mail – just strike “reply”. The major possibilities correct now are Italian, Spanish, French, Greek, Dutch, and German. As generally, you will be ready to down load the E book editions for totally free on launch.
-> I will function children’s containers in the previous webpages of my new book “Nelly’s Box” (like I did in “Cousins Forever” with our children’s paintings and favourite terms). Some of you have sent me images of bins with some of your kid(s)’ most loved points – thank you so considerably 🙂. If you have not completed that still, and you’d like your child’s box to be included, you should ship me a picture (higher resolution) at [email protected] by Friday the 15th of July! Here’s what I have so far.
An awesome new program for parents raising bilingual little ones
Ute Limacher-Riebold Ph.D., Language Specialist & Intercultural Communication Expert, and also chosen researcher and contributor at PEaCH – EU Venture, introduced her pretty own Ute’s Global Lounge Academy with classes for mothers and fathers elevating bilingual youngsters and multilingual little ones! I attended “E.N.J.O.Y. Increasing Young children with Various Languages for mom and dad of to 4 12 months outdated children” and this is the review I posted on my blog.
PS. Here’s a image from our holiday break in Crete in which I got to meet up with Early Childhood Educator and Writer Christina Konstantoudaki, owner of the Paper Kittens Online Bookstore, who imports and sells solely my books in Greece. We met on line numerous yrs ago, and we have been exchanging suggestions and manuscripts at any time considering the fact that. It was extremely unique assembly her in man or woman ❤. Entertaining simple fact, she introduced me to a mate who’s married to a community man, who as luck would have it, turned out to be a distant relative and one particular of my father’s nephews :).