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List of Multilingual Language Coaches and Experts

My List of Multilingual Language Coaches and Experts

There is lots of information online and in books on how to raise a multilingual child and it is easy to get overwhelmed. In this post I am sharing a list of language experts and coaches that helped me on my family's multilingual journey that I hope will contribute to yours!

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Boom Card learning

The Ultimate Guide to Boom Cards for Home Learning

Today, I sharing with you the ultimate guide to getting started on using Boom Cards. Boom cards are self-correcting, paperless task cards that make home learning so much easier, especially when it’s in a language you may not understand or a concept you don’t remember.

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Multicultural Book Review and Interview

How Our Skin Sparkles book review and interview

This month we are reviewing the multicultural book "How our Skin Sparkles" by Aditi Wardhan Singh We are also interviewing her about the role of multicultural books and the importance of multicultural education in today's world.

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How to deal with negativity bilingual family

How To Deal with negativity when raising a bilingual family

Even though we live in a world whose population is more than half bilingual; parents wanting to raise bilingual children are often told not to. The comments we receive at times make us feel like they would be better off raising monolingual or children with one language. Below you find a list of ways to deal with the negativity that you may receive.

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Apricot Pudding

Kids in the Kitchen: Qar Al Deen

This Ramadan we are sharing dishes from around the world and how to make them with kids. This week is qar al deen or apricot pudding which is a staple and favorite dessert in Egyptian households.

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Raising a Bilingual Child Series

Raising a Bilingual Child Series

Over on Instagram, I am sharing a 30-day series filled with questions, tips and activities on how to raise a bilingual or multilingual child. This is from my point of view as a parent. You can follow the whole series with the hashtag #youcannevertalktoomuch and read more about the series on our blog.⁠

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Tips to raise globally aware children

6 Tips to Raise Globally Aware Kids

Both The Turk and I would like to raise our three children to be conscious and aware of the countries and cultures they are from, but as well be globally aware. Today I am sharing 6 tips on how to raise globally aware children.

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Creative Ramadan Crafts

Creative Ramadan Activities

Every year, about a month before Ramadan, I sit down and make a list of activities that I would like to do with my kids. It gets a little overwhelming because the list keeps getting longer because there are lots of ideas on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Below you will find a list of creative activities and crafts that my kids and I do together every year plus a few new ones.

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Our Language Strategy

Our Language Strategy at Home

This whole situation that we are in right now with Covid-19 and confinement has had both a positive and a negative side for our bilingual / multilingual children. This in-home situation has made our ideal language strategy come to life but has also forced us to speak the majority language of French a little more than we usually do!

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Elisavet Arkolaki

Multicultural Books Review and Interview with Elisavet Arkolaki

The word multicultural may seem like a misunderstood word, but these two books "Where am I from?" and "How to Raise Confident Multicultural Children" by Elisavet Arkolaki may be just the key to understand it's meaning. Since we are a multicultural family, I was asked to review these books in exchange for an interview with the author which you will find below.

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35 ways to keep kids busy at home

35 Activities to Do When Kids are at Home

Most schools around the world are officially closing next week due to the coronavirus epidemic. Ours here in France will be closed from Monday till next month. Some parents are trying to figure out childcare while they will have to go work or how they will be keeping their kids occupied throughout the day, so let me help make it easy for you. I asked some blogger friends of mine to share some of their favorite posts on how to keep kids busy when you have to stay home.

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How to encourage a child to pray salah

How to encourage your child to pray salah

I am sharing with you today, why parents should teach their children about salah and how to encourage them to pray. A free downloadable lesson plan is available at the end of the post to help you get started.

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Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you See by Eric Carle

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Activities for little ones

I am sure you have heard of "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see" a children's book classic, written and illustrated by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle, making it a perfect read-aloud for young readers on World Book Day! It is even great for young bilingual readers and learners as it reviews vocabulary words and colors. This book has probably even been translated into your target language. In this post, I am going to share a few hands-on activities that your kids can do as you read them the book or after they have read it to you!

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How many books do we own in our house

Our Family’s Home Library

I have been writing a lot about books, reading and how to start a home library that I am sure you’ve asked our self how many books we have in…

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Favorite Book Lists By Language

Favorite Book Lists by Language

Earlier this month, I shared some tips on how to start a book collection at home and today I am going to share some popular book lists from other multilingual organized by language.

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Multilingual Family Interview

Multilingual Family Interview | English/Singaporean/Pakistani in Ireland

Multilingual Family Interview for January 2019⁠ ⁠ This month, we interviewed Khadijah (@thekidspart) and her trilingual (English, Arabic, and Sindhi) family who live in Ireland.⁠ ⁠ Khadijah who has a unique background, is half English/Irish/ Singaporean and her husband is Pakistani. They have three kids that they are currently homeschooling. ⁠ ⁠ One of their language challenges is the lack of reading materials available in Sindhi but a success is her son being able to read Arabic books from a young age. ⁠

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Starting a Home Library

How to Start a Home Library

Starting a book collection or home library in the minority language does not have to be difficult task. Some people may say it is expensive to purchase books but with…

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Book Review

Book Review : The Arabic Quilt, by Aya Khalil

Kanzi’s family has moved from Egypt to America, and on her first day in a new school, what she wants more than anything is to fit in. When Mama wears a hijab and calls her daughter Habibti (dear one). When she leaves, the teasing starts. Continue reading to find out what my kids and I thought of the book.

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Winter Crafts for Toddlers

Winter Crafts with Toddlers

Here are two winter crafts you can do with your toddler this year. that are easy to make and use craft supplies that are good for small hands. Toddlers can enjoy experimenting with paint by mixing the colors or swirling it around, clapping their hands in it. They may actually enjoy it more on their hands than painting on a piece of paper or canvas.

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Multilingual Family Interview

Multilingual Family Interview | British Spanish Family in Spain

Today, we interview Nina and her British/Spanish family. Her son is learning English, Castellano and Valencio Spanish. Nina's son was diagnosed on the autism spectrum when he was younger and there may have been challenges along the way. But with the success of him going from being non-verbal to speaking three languages is really wonderful and awesome. One of his favorite activities is drawing in his sketchbook.

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5 Books that Every Bilingual Family Home Needs

Today, I am going to share five books that I think every bilingual family should have in their house. Recently, I have been reading more and more about bilingualism and multi-language learning in order to share more tips and activities with other multilingual families as well as my own.

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