Have you ever wondered how to make Christmas time more exciting with learning a language? Homemade Advent Calendar can make the waiting time very special! It also gives an amazing opportunity to talk with your child about culture, tradition and customs. Last year was the first year when my son was able to understand the […]

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Here’s a very simple idea for an activity that will allow you to practice a second language with your child and that will encourage him/her to read books. The first time we made a bookmark, my son loved it ! So made more and we gave them away as gifts to our friends. But the first […]

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Would you like your child to have more occasions to practice the second language? Smart multitasking might come in handy! I’m not a big fan of multitasking; I’m not a big opponent either. It just all depends on how we use it. Sometimes it’s amazingly simple and gives great results! The three situations that I […]

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Do you ever wonder what to do with your child’s old Halloween costume? Have you ever wished you used it more than once? I certainly did. Then, I came up with an idea how to use a Halloween costume while… learning a language! For last Halloween my son was dressed as a fireman. He wore […]

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Do you ever use your child’s ideas to help him practice your mother tongue? The other day my son had a brilliant idea! I don’t know why we ended up talking about a fan (he must have made it at school) and then my son asked me if I wanted him to make a fan […]

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After the birthday party and the previous post I couldn’t stop wondering how else use this occasion to practice another language with my son. And I figured it out. We threw another birthday party! This time for Mickey Mouse 🙂 . Goal: “plan” and organize a birthday party Time: 10-15 minutes Here’s what we did: […]

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Are you looking for ways to practice your minority language with your child? Every occasion is a gift then! 🙂 My son is turning 5 years old. He can’t wait for his birthday party, so I thought it would be great to use this excitement in the learning process. It’s hard sometimes to incorporate minority […]

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Does your child have nice associations with your mother tongue, your culture, your background ? Here’s an idea how to promote it: making ethnic food together is a great opportunity to be together and to teach our children much more than a language. It turned out that my son discovered pancakes before he discovered “naleśniki » ! […]

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Do you speak to your child in a minority language? Do you ever get the impression that she/he does not remember the vocabulary that you use fairly often? There’s a way to check that! Use this activity to review useful words or expressions that will facilitate the communication with your child. Goal: remember where to […]

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Teaching your child your mother tongue might be an exceptional and unforgettable experience if you introduce the exotic elements of old traditions and customs celebrated in your home country. “Wianki”, it’s an old Polish Midsummer festival, still celebrated  in a variety of ways, including the traditional wreath floating in the river. After we’d celebrated Father’s […]

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