A box full of… language!

A box full of... language!

A box full of what? Yes, language, or at least anything that can promote the playful use of a second language. At my workplace, it’s a flat, green IKEA box in which I store any material (e.g. printed and felt props, books) with which we play during the given period. Sometimes it occurs that I [...]

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 [...]