Here we go again. The school bells have rung, the new school year has begun. Whether your kids go to a traditional school, a new-age school or are being home-schooled, reading goals are not (and should not) be restricted to "school". Reading is a life-enriching activity, one that goes farther than the classroom, school, tests, … Continue reading How To Set Family Reading Goals?
Having someone to look up to, someone whose advice and example we can follow, someone we can talk to, who is willing to listen, who's walked in very similar shoes...that's one kind of positive relationship we all need in our lives. And being this person for someone else is one of the most valuable gift … Continue reading Why Become A Bilingual Mentor
According to the Media Literacy Project, media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media. We become media literate when we are able to understand the messages directed at us by all media outlets, television, radio, Internet, newspapers, billboards, video games, music, and all other forms of mass communication. Now, more than ever, we are faced, … Continue reading How to Tackle Media Literacy as a Family?
It's Hope Week for World Read Aloud, and it got us thinking about hope as a key ingredient in the journey of our bilingual readers' community. Having hope is great resource in our path toward improving literacy as a whole. Having hope is great when it comes to motivating ourselves to expose our kids to … Continue reading When Hope Is Not Enough
Traveling is a great opportunity to engage with a second language at every turn. I was reminded of this on a recent trip, when I read a very similar sign to the one below. Amid the rush of going through security check points, reaching your gate in time and finding comfort and peace of mind in … Continue reading Traveling as a Bilingual Opportunity
How can a simple writing activity encourage more emotional awareness and positive social interactions? Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and the readiness to show appreciation for kindness. You show this appreciation by your words and actions. And what best way to integrate both than by writing a Thank You Note? Gratitude then is … Continue reading Gratitude As An Opportunity
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