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Annabelle Humanes
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Why we need more Fridas - encouraging diversity and individuality
In a world of pink frills and princesses, in a world with 10 Elsas and 5 Annas at every dress-up event, I am so glad my girl chose to be to a strong and diverse character for carnival this year. She had no idea what to dress up as for the upcoming event. Sh...

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French learning resources: 5 great TpT stores
If, like me, you are raising multilingual children, then you are almost always on the lookout for more resources for your children. This is even more crucial when dealing with a minority language. French is one of our minority languages (i.e. we do not live...

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Multilingualism in my family: Guillaume's story
It has been a really really long time since I have posted an instalment of this series. As a reminder, these family interviews just serve one important purpose in my opinion: to remind us all that there is NOT one way of raising multilingual children.  Ima...

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A to Z of raising multilingual children
I am not one for long speeches about how you should do X and Y and not G & H to successfully raise little multilinguals. We are a family like any other. We have made mistakes. We have had some major successes ( passive language learning has become a great a...

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Christmas in Portugal (+Recipe)
When I was researching this post, I read quite a few websites claiming that Portuguese celebrated Christmas on January 6th! Really? What? I had never heard of this. I asked my Portuguese husband who thought I had gone crazy. And then it dawned on us, that t...

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Still looking for ideas for little multilinguals in your life?

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Celebrating Saint Nicholas (Nikolaus) in Germany
As we near our 5th Christmas in Germany, it is about time I wrote about Saint Nicholas.  Before, we moved here, I vaguely knew what Saint Nicholas was about but never really realised the tradition was still going strong in Germany.  The History Saint Nichol...

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10+ gift ideas for little travellers
Do you know a little traveller who has been on more flights than you or someone who dreams of travelling the world? Then, this gift guide is for you (and them). I have carefully selected 10+ gift ideas for birthdays, Christmas, or any other occasion for the...

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A Portuguese Road Trip
Late in the summer, last year, we took a little Portuguese road trip to see family but also to introduce the country a little more to our children who have Portuguese blood. PIN me to travel later There are many wonderful options and places to see in Portug...

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Going beyond a headline (or why bilingual children don't lag behind)
I am saddened to see so many bloggers and sites quote facts they have not checked,
mention studies they have not read and perpetuate myths and wrong ideas
that way. In our world of instant results, we often overlook the credibility of what we read and the...
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