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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 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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Food Habits French kids don't throw food

French kids don’t ​throw food

Jan 28, 2019

France is often cited as the gastronomic capital of Europe, if not the world. Did you know that French cuisine has even earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List? And who could argue? It is fair to say that the French take their food pretty damn seriously. From personal experience, the most striking …

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Baby Words in French

Nov 28, 2018

  So what is funny is that I often have parents in class who have very decent French – some could even read ‘Le Monde’ newspaper or watch the French news… but they do not know how to speak to little kids 🙂 In this infographic series, I will provide fun and useful words for speaking …

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Activities with babies Edinburgh

‘Banish Baby Brain’: 7 brain-stimulating activities for parents

Nov 26, 2018

I have always disliked the term ‘baby brain’ (I have also heard it be called ‘momnesia’). New parents have so much on their plate, of course, their focus is elsewhere! However, there is scientific backing to suggest that mothers are impacted by a lack of concentration and focus. It is true that as a new parent you …

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