Tag Archive | bilingual

Tips to keep them reading

brain quest question cards

This is a great product, although they may not have had my family in mind when they designed it ūüėČ I found the first set in an airport bookshop when looking for a last minute gift, but I ordered the next set from Amazon.

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The Right Environment

 

bookshelf

Since we bought our apartment I don`t think we have ever had a clear idea of what to use the Japanese room for. It`s the tatami matted extension to our living room and has in turn been our bedroom, the laundry room, the sprog`s playroom and so forth. Now it is surely in it`s greatest incarnation, the reading room. Read More…

Read It Yourself

Level 1 little red hen

Another great series! When you have worked through the Peter and Jane series then it`s time for a change. Not just reading practice now, but real stories! Read More…

How Books Can Open Your Mind

Well worth watching, and good advice. Comparative reading for the bilingual child could help them to truly experience their bicultural heritage.

Manners

Excuse me

Along with your fascinating conversations about gravity and the size of elephants, the subject of basic manners should be part of the language input for your child. Here is a great little book to help introduce basic manners. Read More…

What’s a Dog with no D?

FarSide Deer

Gary Larson’s work is great. Why the deer? ¬†‘What do you call a deer with no eyes? No idea’ (no-eye-deer). So what do you call a dog with no ‘d’? A car with no ‘c’? A chair with no ‘ch’? If your child is getting to grips with reading and if they have a fairly good grasp of how sounds make words then they can probably tell you. Read More…

Let’s Read More

A new print for the regular daily reading practice. I am trying to¬†develop my daughter’s reading¬†from a strictly phonic reading style towards a more fluid sight-reading¬†style. To do this I am using the same words, print after print, with the hope that this will encourage recognition of patterns. Download the pdf lets read 8.