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Fun home activities for kids

Unusual lockdown kids activities!

Mar 30, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times. It is very easy to become anxious over the huge changes which are impacting our lives as we go into lockdown due to the threat of COVID-19. However, I am choosing to focus my energy on things I can control. It is going to be a long old road from what …

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French and Spanish kid resources

Teach your child French or Spanish online

Mar 30, 2020

When life throws lemons make lemonde is the best way to describe my last few weeks! I am an award-winning early years language tutor running 5-star reviewed French and Spanish sessions with my team of teachers to around 250 children a week. With the COVID turmoil our language sessions were shut down. It was initially …

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Brexit and kids

A parents guide: Is speaking English enough?

Oct 16, 2019

Brexit. Yep, you hoped to escape it in a children’s language blog. Sorry to get political…. I won’t labour the point for long! During the build up to the June 2016 Brexit referendum Ukip leader Nigel Farage complained, “In many parts of England you don’t hear English spoken any more”. A 2013 programme created by the Greater London Authority meanwhile, dubbed ‘English …

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Mini Languages online French platform for kids

What will be inside the new Mini French® online platform?

Jul 1, 2019

Every journey starts with a first step… Hi, I’m Felicity! Comment ça va? If you have come to find out about Mini French® online you will already know about the amazing benefits that learning a language offers and the advantages of starting at a young age. However, you may also be thinking… I’d love for …

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Global Citizen kids

4 ideas for raising little Global Citizens

Jun 30, 2019

We live in a world with an abundance of cultures and languages. Yet we are bonded by the idea that we are all equal, bound together as one global community.  Global citizenship is the idea that we are responsible for our actions and our impact on the world.  A global citizen is someone who is aware of …

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Teach my child French

Teaching your child French

Jun 24, 2019

Elodie’s Story Most parents are keen to teach their child a second language as they are aware of the significant social, academic and cultural benefits. When you start a language with your baby or young child, you are embarking on a rewarding journey. However, many parents do not know how to go about it. Every journey …

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Language Blogs for kids bilingual monkeys

Language blogs round-up!

Apr 28, 2019

There is a lot of info out there on learning a language. And quite rightly so! It is one of the best skills you can have (in our humble opinion!) From language apps to blogs to forums – there is a lot to sift through. Good information on teaching children a language is a bit …

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Success at the Hoop Awards!

Apr 28, 2019

Over 100,000 votes were cast in the 2019 Awards to find the UK’s favourite kids’ activities and celebrate the people and organisations that go above and beyond to entertain, educate and inspire your children! Success in the Best For Learning Category We are delighted to announce that Mini Languages was successful in the Best For …

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Montessori in action

Spotlight: What is the Montessori Method?

Mar 25, 2019

I love a psychology-based parenting book. Not fluffy celebs prattling on and giving their two pennies worth but real scientific findings in early years’ cognitive development. I am also fascinated with teaching strategies. I have tried and tested my own ideas and gauged responses from hundreds of children in my classes over the years. My …

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Why and How teach my child a new language

Why and how should I teach my child a new language?

Feb 19, 2019

Let’s face it being able to converse in a second language is pretty cool. It is also hugely practical when travelling and a great selling point on your CV. But is that it? Well actually… research has revealed that the impact on the brain is the most fascinating part. It has been proven to boost …

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