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Book review: ‘Juez Dredd, origenes’

In Spanish, from 12yo.

This explains how it all started. Judge Dredd receives a parcel at the courthouse that will send him on a mission to the Curse Land. Find out how he became adept of instant justice in his futuristic world.

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Book review: ‘Splat el gato’

In Spanish, from 2yo.

Splat is a young cat and he is about to start school. He is frightened and finds all sorts of reasons to stay home. Finally, he has to go and decides to take his pet mouse along. Once in the cat’s school, he learns that cats chase mice.

Can you guess what will happen when he releases, Seymour, his pet mouse? How will the day end? WIll Spat want to go back to school?

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Book review: ‘Polliwog’s wiggle’

Bilingual Tagalog-English, from 8yo.

This book is about the life cycle of the frog. One day a funny looking fish is born near a school of minnows in the mangroves. The minnows accept this new friend and call him Polliwog as he keeps wiggling. However one day, it becomes harder to breathe under the water, and his legs are growing and his tail is shortening. What is happening? Will he still be able to be friend with the minnows after the weird things that are happening with his body?

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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

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Book review: ‘Oficios’

In Spanish, from 0yo.

Gorgeous and sturdy board books. The collection includes 4 titles: The veterinarian, the cook, the mechanic and the gardener.

The designs are contemporary and colourful, perfect to attract the young readers’ attention.

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Book review: ‘La ciudad’

In Spanish, from 4yo.

This large format book is perfect to read out in a playgroup or in a classroom. You will love the 32 illustrations by Ingela P. Arrhenius. It will remind you of the 40s and 50s art style.

There is one word about the city per page. You can promote language by asking questions, such as what is the name of your mailman? Is the school close to your house? What is your favourite restaurant?

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Book review: ‘But that won’t make me sleep!’

Bilingual English-Tagalog, from 8yo.

It is bedtime and a little girl cannot sleep. Her mom tries everything, a story, a bath… but to no avail until dad comes back from work. He tucks his daughter in and wishes her goodnight and finally the little girl falls asleep.

Perfect for young readers, this story presents the text in both languages on the same page to make it easy for language learners to understand the structure of each language.

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Book review: ‘Kapitbahay kubo’

In Tagalog, from 0yo.

Cute board book to learn about vegetables. You will love the colourful and playful illustrations.

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Review: ‘Juego de las 7 familias – ropa y colores’

In Spanish, from 4yo.

Fun card game inspired by the original French version ‘le jeu des 7 families’. From the book series ‘the Zazoos’, put together the families by collecting all the pieces of clothing on each card for each character. The player who has the most complete ‘families’ wins the game.

Great resources to review colours and clothing in Spanish while having fun.

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Book review: ‘How long till September?’

Bilingual English-Tagalog, from 8yo.

A little girl is impatient, she wants to celebrate her birthday but it is in September. Each month passes by with a new activity but she longs for her party.

 

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