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Spanish and French workshops 2019 Term 1

Our Spanish and French workshops for children 3 to 6yo are back in 2019.

We find children learn better when they are having fun so we play while learning Spanish or French. We encourage interactivity between the children so they get to practise their language skills.

Some of the activities of our workshops are:

Reading stories, craft, playing games, singing songs, baking, drawing, colouring, writing, treasure hunting, etc…

Time and places are as follows:


Saturdays – 8:45 to 9:45, at the restaurant El asador, 324 Bulwer street, Perth


Saturdays – 10:15am to 11:15am, at the restaurant El asador, 324 Bulwer street, Perth .Tuesdays – 4pm to 5pm, at 78 Lesueur Pass, Beeliar (SOR)

Starting on Tuesday 5th February

Cost is $20/child/session. Discount available when 2 children are enrolled at the same time. FREE trial session. Pay as you go. No charge if you cannot attend.

We kindly request that you notify us if you are enrolled and cannot attend and if you wish a FREE trial session. We want to make sure there are enough resources for all the children.

Email us for more info

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A multicultural gift for Christmas

Opening little minds up to other cultures is giving the gifts of curiosity, love of learning about and from others but also tolerance. Taking your children to cultural festivals, making them taste foreign foods, reading books in foreign languages, reading foreign stories translated in English, playing games are all great ideas to offer this multicultural exposure without having to travel.

Here is a list of multicultural ideas that you might like to have at home. They are fun and great for learning.

  • A world atlas
  • Memory games: Arabicity, Arabicouples, Cities of the world
  • City pop ups: Paris, New York and London
  • Stories about Africa: Bella’s adventures in Africa, African animals ABC, African tales
  • Bilingual English-Ngaanyatjarra(Goldfields Aboriginal dialect) Australian  grub life cycle
  • World stories: Lin Yi’s lantern, The Faery’s Gift

Contact us for more suggestions.

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Book review: ‘Professor Wimp, or a screw, a hammer and the Know-it-all robots’

In Polish, from 6yo.

Professor Wimp is a very busy inventor. He is always welding something, or tightening screws, or greasing hinges and designing ever newer contraptions and robots. However, not all of them turn out to be as useful as he’d planned…

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2018 Q4 French & Spanish workshops

We run Spanish & French workshops for children 3-6yo.

We encourage learning through play-based activities. We sing, play games, read stories, do craft, have fun…

For more information on our free trial class email us at

Our sessions run for 1hr including packing time.


Saturday 8:45 am at the El Asador restaurant, Perth.


Tuesday 4pm, Beeliar.

Saturday 10:15am at the El Asador restaurant, Perth.

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The Culture Kid – The bilingual advantage: 10 STRATEGIES LEADING LANGUAGE EXPERTS ARE TEACHING IN 2018

Shannon Kelly from the Cultured Kid has interviewed 10 experts in raising bilingual children and asked them for tips.

We proudly contributed by offering the following advice:

“When deciding to raise your children in multilingual environment have a clear objective.

Are you happy with a passive bilingual or do you wish your child to be bi-literate? Whatever your goal is, you will require resources, time, ways to find exposure.”

You can download the full article by using the below link.

Shannon also offers French and Spanish language programs for preschoolers. They are so well designed that you do not need to language yourself to teach your child. You will find more information on



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World Read Aloud Day 2018

Happy World Read Aloud Day!

What special book are you reading to or with your children today?

We do a lot of reading at home, my children are too young to read by themselves but they love books. Today we are sharing a few tips to make reading a book more fun!

  • Make it fun! Use different voices, exaggerate reactions, do not be afraid to play silly.
  • Ask questions about the pictures, the story. Can you guess what is going to happen next? What would you done differently?
  • Ask them to describe what they see, can they guess the story?
  • Make ‘mistakes’. If your children are like mine they like correcting me when I change something in the story, unless we agreed to all change something.
  • All the above is even more important when you have been reading the same book for the 10th in a row. Repetition is their way to learn and they are registering different elements of the story at every reading.
  • Read a bout things they like, pirates, dinosaurs, fairies, knights, cars, animals, other cultures…
  • Never stop reading to your child even when they learn to read by themselves.
  • Keep reading, the more they see you read the more they want to do it.

If you are a multicultural family, think about bilingual books. They are a great resources as both parents can read in their language. Children get to learn new words in both languages.

Let’s read, read, read!

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Multicultural children book day 2018

Happy Multicultural children book day

When you are passing on your language to your children, it is not just about words, but about stories, culture, food, a special bond…
You are raising open-minded children who will see the world with more tolerance and will embrace other cultures more easily.
You are bringing down barriers and raising global citizens.

Here are a few resources to assist you with the language teaching:

First hundred words in Japanese

First Italian words
Il mio primo vocabolario

First Chinese words

My first book of Vietnamese words

First hundred words in Russian

Bilingual dictionary English-Portuguese

Learn a language (DVD with 6 languages)

Sing and Learn German

Mijn eerste 100 woorden

My big barefoot book of English-Spanish words
Oxford Children’s visual dictionary
Sing and learn Spanish
Spanish-English picture dictionary
First words Spanish

My big barefoot book of English – French words
French-English picture dictionary
First words English-French
First words French

Happy reading!

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Back to school!

Back to school!

In a fortnight children in Australia will start the school new year.
It is a very exciting time in our household as our son is going to pre-primary and our daughter is starting kindy.
Everyone is excited!

We have resources in several languages that will help you prepare for the big day.

Many more here.