Hello friends,

It’s summertime in Europe, and we have been fortunate adequate to be ready to vacation to Greece, my dwelling nation. We started off with a holiday getaway in Crete, my father’s homeland and the youngsters were incredibly enthusiastic to obtain out that they have a lot of more mature family members and just one aunt in distinct who’s 93, really chatty, nutritious, and sturdy :). We expended time with my father’s twin sister and the youngsters got to see the backyard garden and how watermelons, cucumbers, aubergines, tomatoes, and plenty of other fruit and greens mature. In moments like this, I am reminded of how vital it is to go on our languages to our children. The activities, the bonding with individuals and spots, are so considerably deeper, entire when they can successfully communicate and experience the language at an emotional degree.
Now we’re in my parents’ region house in mainland Greece, but still near to the sea, and I have almost accomplished my new children’s reserve titled “Nelly’s Box“. This reserve will be the 3rd 1 in the bilingual ebook sequence and it will be printed this month. It is about a baby who’s now attending a foreign language class, and this language also takes place to be a single of her property languages. The awesome illustrations are by the artist Eve Farb. The first bilingual editions will also be released throughout July.

The story has been created while acquiring in head the wants of bilingual young children, their families, and teachers + to be applied for language classes these as working towards conjugating verbs working with the present tense, vocabulary, etcetera very carefully weaved in a storytelling format. For the individuals who have just recently subscribed to my website and newsletter, I was initially educated as a international language trainer (Bachelor’s diploma in French Language and Literature/Philology from the Nationwide and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Certification of Proficiency in English by the University of Cambridge), and later on on, I acquired an MSc diploma in International Marketing from the College of Cambridge. I communicate Greek (native), English, French, and some essential Norwegian. I’m in an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically mixed relationship, raising trilingual children.

We’re developing a guide with each other the moment extra!

-> I shared this model of the tale in my FB readers’ group (there have been some compact edits due to the fact that put up). “Spanish” will be changed with “Greek”, “French”, “Italian”, “German”, etcetera, based on the concentrate on language for every bilingual version. I’d appreciate your feedback and solutions for modifications by way of electronic mail if any. 

-> There is also a poll going on in the group, inquiring for your enter, so that I can prioritize translations based on your chosen language(s). If you’re not in the FB group, you can also enable me know via e-mail – just hit “reply”. The leading choices right now are Italian, Spanish, French, Greek, Dutch, and German. As always, you will be equipped to download the E book editions for absolutely free upon launch.

-> I will characteristic children’s packing containers in the last internet pages of my new reserve “Nelly’s Box” (like I did in “Cousins Forever” with our children’s paintings and most loved terms). Some of you have sent me images of bins with some of your child(s)’ beloved items – thank you so considerably 🙂. If you haven’t completed that however, and you’d like your child’s box to be included, make sure you deliver me a photograph (large resolution) at [email protected] by Friday the 15th of July! Here’s what I have so considerably.

An incredible new study course for parents boosting bilingual small children

Ute Limacher-Riebold Ph.D., Language Expert & Intercultural Communication Specialist, and also picked researcher and contributor at PEaCH – EU Challenge, launched her very own Ute’s Intercontinental Lounge Academy with courses for moms and dads elevating bilingual young children and multilingual young children! I attended “E.N.J.O.Y. Increasing Little ones with Multiple Languages for dad and mom of to 4 year aged children” and this is the review I posted on my blog site.

PS. Here’s a photograph from our holiday getaway in Crete where by I received to meet up with Early Childhood Educator and Writer Christina Konstantoudaki, proprietor of the Paper Kittens On the internet Bookstore, who imports and sells exclusively my guides in Greece. We met on line numerous decades back, and we have been exchanging concepts and manuscripts at any time given that. It was very specific meeting her in human being ❤. Pleasurable fact, she introduced me to a pal who’s married to a community male, who as luck would have it, turned out to be a distant relative and a single of my father’s nephews :).