MULTILINGUAL KIDS APP – The Fairytale of Luna | app review

Facebook groups and forums for parents of bilingual children are full of questions about child-friendly websites, apps and other language learning resources. And while I’m not a big fan of screen time for children, I can definitely recommend you a great multilingual app I’ve got to review from Mini Poliglotini; The Fairytale of Luna.

The Fairytale of Luna is a heart-warming story of the smallest pony in a horse riding club, who dreams of becoming big. This app is designed for children aged 2-10 years old and is narrated in 7 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Slovene.

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day: The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

Are you a parent or a teacher of a sporty child who loves competition, the one that “just gotta win”?  Are you searching for a book that teaches children the values of determination, reaching their goals and above all a great value of friendship? Finally, are you looking for a book that incorporates multicultural characters?  Then, you’re going to enjoy The Quickest Kid in Clarksville as much as we did!

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Who’s in charge of Christmas gifts around the world?

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If you ask my kids what’s the worst part of multicultural upbringing, they will probably complain about “funny” food from different countries; it’s not fair when Babcia makes you eat a beetroot soup and Abuelita puts a huge plate of caraotas on the same day! Yuck! Or all those exercise books in three languages when all you want to do is play with your  new Lego set!

However, there’s a HUGE bonus to all that suffering: they literally get the best of both worlds when it comes to celebrations and presents. They celebrate their name day (like all Polish kids) with a huge piñata (like all Venezuelan kids). They get visits from Ratoncito Pérez (Perez the Mouse)  AND Tooth Fairy….and if they’re lucky, these visits happen when we travel, so the kiddos get their teeth attractive foreign currency.

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Our Global Table Adventure: Venezuelan Fruit Punch – Tizana

If my friends had known that I’m writing a blog post about cooking, they would probably: a) call firefighters to report a fire threat in the neighbourhood; b) post comments all over the place warn my readers of risk of food poisoning (if try to follow my recipe at home); c) make sure my kids have plenty of milk and cereals to make themselves an edible super.

Because, ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that I’m a crap cook. When I was an Erasmus student in Granada, my attempt to make pasta in a microwave made me famous all over the town (hopefully we didn’t have smart phones and YouTube accounts back in those days!). My miserable Venezuelan arepas and cachapas made me realize that my way to my husband’s heart definitely did NOT go through his stomach.

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Michałki candy, hugs and sleeping bags. Support for refugees.

As Charles de Gaulle said once, “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself”. I believe that in times of crisis people reveal their true selves, displaying character traits that are unknown and surprising even to themselves.  All wars and crises involve inhuman cruelty and violence, but also amazing acts of heroism and solidarity…

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How to Teach a City Kid that Milk Doesn’t Come from the Supermarket. Our trip to Harvest Festival in Szreniawa.

My kids are incredibly street smart when it comes to life in the city. They give travel advice to strangers regarding trams they need to take to different places in Poznań, they know which supermarkets offer their favourite candy or cereal and where to stand on a tram stop to be placed right in front of the door when the tram arrives and get a free seat.

Yet they have no more knowledge of countryside and nature than Kim Kardashian has of world problems. When I asked Michał (3 back then) where milk comes from, he happily answered “from Netto”. And where is milk before it arrives to Netto? “I don’t know Mummy, maybe in other Netto”.  They  both also used to think that strawberries grow on the trees. Sigh.

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Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #31

 

Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop!

As some of you know, I have recently become a member of Multicultural Kid Blogs, a great site dedicated to raising world citizens.

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