The challenges of raising multilingual children

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I’m not sure I mentioned before that we’re raising Oliver trilingual (the country we live in will take care of the fourth language, Spanish). I don’t yet have a magic formula for how to raise your children trilingual—maybe I will in a few more years of parenting and after two children—but I’d like to share with you the challenges that this decision has brought with it.

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5 apps to teach English to your kids — Part 3

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The first week we played with Phonics Match, a great app to learn the English phonemes; the second week, we used Car Factory, perfect to practice the spelling of the words your kids are studying in school.

This week, however, I’ll write about an app that always comes in handy with my students, as English—which you write in one way and read in another—has some words that you just have to learn by heart.

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5 apps to teach English to your kids —Part 1

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We all know it, English—and languages in general—is so important, a key skill for current and future generations. It opens doors and it’s one of the biggest gifts we can give our children.

So when it comes to English, I like to share all my secrets with my students’ parents. So for the next five weeks I’ll be sharing my digital ones: my five favourite apps to teach (how to write) English while playing.

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Spelling’s easy with Car Factory!

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I’m a big fan of Rocket Speller Plus by Little Big Thinkers.

When I heard they had a new game on the App Store, I bought it straight away.
And wow, it rocks! The game is fun, functional, nicely designed and well thought out. All my students love it and it’s exactly what I needed in order to add a little variety to our spelling practices.
I use it to study and review Jolly Phonics Tricky Words, to prepare kids for spelling tests, to teach them new words or even just to end the class with a fun, yet educational game.
Below you can read why I love it, why kids love it and what I don’t like about it. Hope you enjoy!

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