Raising a Truly Bilingual Child
13th February 2018
"True bilingualism is a relatively rare and a beautiful thing, and by “true,” I mean speaking two languages with the proficiency of a native — something most of us will only dream of as we struggle with learning languages in school and beyond."
Article written by PERRI KLASS, M.D. for The New York Times
Myths and Misconceptions in Multilingualism
27th November 2017
"Education and cognitive science, have in common in terms of implicit assumptions made in respect to language learning and use."
A great post about the Myths and Misconceptions in Multilingualism post by Dr Thomas Bak, Co-director of Bilingualism Matters
10 reasons why your bilingual child has an advantage at school
20th November 2017
4. Arithmetic, problem-solving and creative thinking:
“Our study has found that [bilingualism] can have demonstrable benefits, not only in language but in arithmetic, problem solving and enabling children to think creatively” - says one study.
Read to Your Future Bilingual Baby
16th October 2017
"Reading stories out loud helps all babies, but it is especially useful when trying to raise a bilingual child."
Read to Your Future Bilingual Baby a great article written by Silvia Campos, originally post on ABC Multicultural
Stop Worrying About Your Sensitive Child!
25th September 2017
"Sensitive children can be the most misunderstood. Their openness is mistaken for weakness. Their caution and reactiveness are seen as fear. Their thoughtfulness and awareness are perceived as reticence, and their introversion as lacking in social skill and self-confidence. They’re regarded as needy and deficient rather than innately blessed with an excess of perceptiveness, learning abilities, empathy, and intuition."
An insightful piece by Janet Lansbury from her website Janet Lansbury - Elevating Childcare.
Decoding the mysteries of a child’s developing brain!
14th September 2017
"Many parents underestimate how much a child’s brain changes from year to year... "
A great article published by The Washington Post and written by Jenna Gallegos.
6th July 2017
Quintessentially speaks with Sara Bronfman, CEO of Rainbow Cultural Garden UK – a refreshing early child development programme which, through careful progressive exposure to multiple languages, cultures, representational systems and aesthetics, seeks to inspire and capture the miraculous, creative, learning lives of children...
Great Benefits to Multilingualism
15th March 2017
Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work in multiple tongues. If so, asks Gaia Vince, are those of us who speak only one language missing out?
“Why being bilingual works wonders for your brain” Loved this from the guardian!
6th March 2017
Research suggests we may be predisposed to speak more than one language and that doing so brings health benefits, such as delaying the onset of dementia...
“…they think beyond boundaries of ethos of ‘my country’ & embrace idea of ‘our world’…” @MulticulturKids #children
3rd March 2017
Raising Children To See The World Beyond Our Doorstep BY AMANDA VAN MULLIGEN