A new bilingual book is coming soon & I would love your input! : Maltamum


Hi close friends,

It’s summertime in Europe, and we have been blessed enough to be capable to vacation to Greece, my household country. We begun with a holiday in Crete, my father’s homeland and the young ones were pretty excited to discover out that they have numerous older kin and one particular aunt in specific who’s 93, very chatty, healthy, and solid :). We put in time with my father’s twin sister and the kids bought to see the backyard and how watermelons, cucumbers, aubergines, tomatoes, and plenty of other fruit and greens increase. In moments like this, I am reminded of how crucial it is to move on our languages to our young children. The experiences, the bonding with people and locations, are so considerably further, comprehensive when they can effectively connect and really feel the language at an emotional amount.
Now we’re in my parents’ nation household in mainland Greece, but nevertheless close to the sea, and I have just about accomplished my new children’s e-book titled “Nelly’s Box“. This e book will be the 3rd just one in the bilingual reserve series and it will be revealed this month. It is about a youngster who’s now attending a foreign language class, and this language also transpires to be a person of her household languages. The amazing illustrations are by the artist Eve Farb. The initially bilingual editions will also be printed during July.

The story has been written though obtaining in thoughts the demands of bilingual children, their family members, and lecturers + to be utilised for language classes these as training conjugating verbs using the existing tense, vocabulary, etc diligently weaved in a storytelling structure. For the individuals who have just a short while ago subscribed to my blog and e-newsletter, I was initially educated as a overseas language instructor (Bachelor’s diploma in French Language and Literature/Philology from the National and Kapodistrian College of Athens, Certificate of Proficiency in English by the University of Cambridge), and later on, I received an MSc degree in World Advertising and marketing from the University of Cambridge. I discuss Greek (indigenous), English, French, and some standard Norwegian. I’m in an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically blended relationship, elevating trilingual kids.

We’re building a guide alongside one another at the time far more!

-> I shared this version of the story in my FB readers’ team (there have been some modest edits considering that that post). “Spanish” will be changed with “Greek”, “French”, “Italian”, “German”, and so forth, depending on the goal language per bilingual edition. I’d enjoy your comments and solutions for variations via e mail if any. 

-> There’s also a poll likely on in the group, asking for your enter, so that I can prioritize translations primarily based on your desired language(s). If you are not in the FB group, you can also allow me know by using electronic mail – just strike “reply”. The major alternatives proper now are Italian, Spanish, French, Greek, Dutch, and German. As constantly, you will be equipped to obtain the Book editions for absolutely free on launch.

-> I will function children’s bins in the previous pages of my new ebook “Nelly’s Box” (like I did in “Cousins Forever” with our children’s paintings and beloved words). Some of you have sent me images of packing containers with some of your child(s)’ beloved things – thank you so significantly 🙂. If you haven’t performed that yet, and you’d like your child’s box to be included, please deliver me a picture (high resolution) at [email protected] by Friday the 15th of July! Here’s what I have so much.

An awesome new program for mom and dad increasing bilingual kids

Ute Limacher-Riebold Ph.D., Language Specialist & Intercultural Interaction Specialist, and also chosen researcher and contributor at PEaCH – EU Challenge, introduced her quite own Ute’s Worldwide Lounge Academy with programs for mother and father raising bilingual kids and multilingual kids! I attended “E.N.J.O.Y. Raising Children with Numerous Languages for dad and mom of to 4 year outdated children” and this is the review I posted on my website.

PS. Here’s a image from our getaway in Crete exactly where I bought to fulfill Early Childhood Educator and Creator Christina Konstantoudaki, owner of the Paper Kittens On the web Bookstore, who imports and sells completely my publications in Greece. We achieved on the web quite a few a long time back, and we have been exchanging strategies and manuscripts at any time since. It was incredibly exclusive meeting her in person ❤. Entertaining fact, she introduced me to a good friend who’s married to a regional dude, who as luck would have it, turned out to be a distant relative and 1 of my father’s nephews :).


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