family

12
Apr

Ramadan Begins!

Today marks the 2021 beginning of Ramadan, an important celebration to Muslims across the world. 

Illustration from Samira's Eid by Enebor Attard, a landscape in the night with a crescent moon and a house

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08
Apr

9 Benefits of Reading to Children

Have you ever wondered how reading benefits your children?
The study by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in State Government Victoria shows that there is an important role for parents in the development and educational performance of their children.
 

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24
Mar

How to help your bilingual child speak your first language

I moved to the UK from Slovakia 8 years ago.
 
Our boys were born three years later.
 
Although I knew that English would always be their first language, I wanted them to speak Slovak too. It was unimaginable not having my children speak my first language.
 
While they were small and spent most of the time with me, it was not a problem. At one point, they even spoke more Slovak than English.
 

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17
Mar

Ten Tips to Help Your Child Adjust to Life in a New Country

Are you moving abroad?
 
Moving is a big deal, even if you're just moving across town, let alone if you are moving to a new country.
 
You have to think of so many things. You have to work out where to shop, how the transport works, where to find what you need, where to go for family days out. The life you know is gone and you have to re-create everything from scratch again.
 
Not easy at all!

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