Free summer memory game to download

Free summer memory game to download

I created some cards I use with my children and with the little ones in the private daycare where I work. The topic is summer, of course, as summer has really arrived now in my country. The cards are free to download (see link at the bottom). What can you play with the cards to [...]

Language Play: H for Hangman

Language play: Hangman

I want to show you a classic game I used to play as a child – with a twist. I also used this when I taught at high school, and a couple of weeks ago the time arrived to introduce it to our home, especially to my daughter, who’s just finished 3rd grade at primary [...]

Pass on the Joy of Language Learning

the-joy-of-language-learning

After 9 years I have a better perspective of what I started then. Giving the opportunity of acquiring a language to my two children as a non-native speaker – in my country for many it is something shocking and reprehensible. They often mention hundred-times-heard misbeliefs and myths (for example this can cause personality disorders, to [...]

Happy Birthday, Eric Carle!

Eric Carle books for language learning

He’s 82 today (wow!). And it’s time to say thank you too besides the birthday wishes. Thank you for the amazing input your books and stories provide in our bilingual fun, not to mention the beautiful artwork which develops children’s sense of art and aesthetics. The internet is full of Eric Carle activities (you can [...]

10+1 essential tools in your bilingual home

Essential tools to promote bilingualism

A list of must-have things and tools in a household where bilingualism or early language leaning is thought to be important. These tools can help you make the use of your second language something your children don’t object to but enjoy. How many do you have at home? 1. Children’s books in the second language. [...]

Why do I teach English to my children?

Why teach English to children?

English is considered to be the dominant language (lingua franca) of our modern world. It’s in the top 10 most widely spoken languages of the world, and the most important as a second language. Here in Europe (including my country, Hungary), English is the most common second language children learn at school. I’m a non-native [...]