Book Review: Violet

Violet Written by Tania Duprey Stehlik Illustrated by Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic Published by Second Story Press 32 pages Age range: KS1+ / 5+ Summary (from Goodreads): Violet is happy that her father has come to pick her up after her first day at a new school. But as she races over to meet him, one…

Multilingual flashcard: Little Red Riding Hood

Continuing with a fairytale theme with Little Red Riding Hood in 10 languages. This story is one I have used to learn and teach languages as it is readily available in multiple languages. Have a look at some more fairytale, fantasy and Harry Potter themed flashcards here.

Multilingual flashcard: Magic Potion

Multilingual flashcard 123 – Magic potion in 10 languages. This is one of our favourite activities to do when learning fractions – I give the children some potions and they have to work out the fractions of ingredients. They then get the chance to create their own magic potion, using fractions to represent how much…

Multilingual flashcard: The Big Bad Wolf

Multilingual flashcard – The Big, Bad Wolf in 10 languages. In fairy tales all over the world, across the ages, the Big, Bad Wolf turns up again and again. I love alternate fairytales which turn the story on it’s head and repaint the wolf as a victim e.g. The True story of the Three Little…

Language awareness: Songs and Resources

In a world that seems to be becoming smaller by the day with the speed of global communication, it becomes even more important to educate our children in being world citizens and having a positive attitude towards difference and diversity. As an educator or parent you can encourage this by reading stories and singing songs…

Multilingual flashcard: To dream

Multilingual flashcard 152 – to dream in 10 languages. Dream of learning a new language and traveling to a new and exciting location. Dream of gaining fluency and conversing with those around you, experiencing the world through different eyes and tongues. Take a step towards achieving your dream!

Multilingual flashcard: Dolphin

Multilingual flashcard – Dolphin in 10 languages. I have always loved dolphins, being fascinated by their playfulness, intelligence and language. There are over 40 species around the world, living in various habitats. Have you ever been dolphin-spotting? The grace, speed and strength of dolphins has to be seen to be believed! Dolphins even have a…

Multilingual flashcard: Yoga

Multilingual flashcard – Yoga in 10 languages. As with many names, yoga does not actually change that much, even in ten different languages. Do you do yoga? I know that there are lots of different types and routines, but I tend to do 2-3 routines most days of the week. I try to do the…

Book review: On the Spectrum

On the Spectrum Written by Jennifer Gold Published by Second Story Press Age range: 13 + Summary (from Goodreads): Growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to…

Multilingual flashcard: Dragonfly

Multilingual flashcard – Dragonfly in 10 languages. To me dragonflies are one of the symbols of summer. I associate them with long, hot, summer days, playing by the sea or in the lake near my home. Did you know that fossils of giant dragonflies (with wing spans of around 30 inches / 75 cm) have…