Language Stories

How to plan a fun summer for your indoorsy child

Posted by Language Stars on Jan 12, 2017 12:28:28 PM

Nothing is more frustrating than the moment it’s finally warm enough for something other than building snowmen, but your little one wants to do nothing but sit on the sofa with an iPad. Don't they understand that mommy likes Candy Crush and that summer is her turn to play while they are in the pool with their friends? We hear you, Mom! That’s why we’ve compiled this to-do list for scheduling an awesome summer for your family. 

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Topics: childhood development, foreign language

Fun facts about foreign languages [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Jan 10, 2017 9:08:30 PM

Do you know which foreign language has roots in poetry? Can you name what most people consider the 'language' of classical music? Check out these fun facts you might not have known about world languages!

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Topics: infographic

5 reasons children should learn a foreign language [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Jan 10, 2017 6:13:08 PM

You might have heard about an advantage or two children who learn a foreign language have over their monolingual peers. Exposing your child to world languages at an early age provides numerous benefits, but there are a few reasons we've discovered which might just top your list. 

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Topics: infographic

Give them something to talk about - body language and bilingualism [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

For a child learning a second or third language, body language can help to accelerate their verbal fluency. Exposing your child to foreign languages through music or television shows can have its benefits, but the science behind language development always leads back to personal interaction. 

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Topics: infographic

Language lessons from a polyglot [Infographic]

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 26, 2016 10:05:00 AM

Teaching your child to speak several foreign languages can be challenging at times. To support your budding linguist in their multilingual journey, be sure to follow these essential tips.

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Topics: foreign languages, languages, childhood development, infographic

Seven things only parents of kids who speak another world language will understand

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 20, 2016 8:21:08 AM

We've all been there. You're left shaking your head because your multilingual learner amazed and shocked you (in a good way). Here are just a few, of the many, moments multilingual parents can relate to as your child develops their foreign language skills.

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Topics: spanish, childhood development, foreign language

Give them something to talk about — body language and bilingualism

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 19, 2016 2:00:00 PM

In today’s digital age with text messages and emails, body language is almost a lost art. But, did you know it is much needed to help your child grasp and understand a foreign language?

For a child learning a second or third language, this body language can help to accelerate their verbal fluency. Exposing your child to foreign languages through music or television shows can have its benefits, but the science behind language development always leads back to personal interaction.

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Topics: foreign languages, languages, childhood development

Language lessons from a polyglot

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 16, 2016 2:28:39 PM

One of the greatest stories of multilingualism comes from Harvard student, Tim Doner. Known as “The World’s Youngest Hyperpolyglot,” his story is a testament to how powerful learning foreign languages can be. At 13, Tim decided to learn Hebrew. He started by listening to popular Israeli music, and before long he had memorized 20+ songs. Though he had no idea what the lyrics meant, he was drawn in by the music and soon begin to translate the words to better understand their meaning. 

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Topics: foreign languages, languages, childhood development

The amazing story of the Sylvain family's bilingual journey

Posted by Language Stars on Dec 7, 2016 8:36:29 AM

She’s a blue collar, working mom. Grinding out work weeks that sometimes eclipse 80 hours, she balances the challenges of being a single mother while raising her son, Rishon, who has Asperger’s. This is the story of Jay and Rishon Sylvain, a proud Language Stars family.

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Topics: foreign languages, news, childhood development

Three ways to select the best after school activities for your child

Posted by Language Stars on Nov 3, 2016 9:40:40 AM

The school year is well under way. Your young learner may (or may not) be engaged in a variety of activities before and after school. Regardless of your child's current schedule, studies have proven organized after school activities boost academic performance, promote healthy hobbies/habits, and provide a safe space to develop friendships. But how do you find the right activities? These three essential parenting steps will help you discover how to plan the best activities for your young learner. 

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Topics: languages, childhood development