Why Start Them, Young? – Bilingual Blog

In 1996 the Spanish socialist government decided it was time to lay the foundations in order to build the next generation of multilingual children. The reason why I say multilingual and not bilingual is that in Spain not only is Castellano spoken but there are four other languages including Valenciano, Gallego, Euskera and Catalan. El… Read More

How To Be A Bilingual Parent -Part 1

Did you know that 43% of the world’s population is bilingual, 13% are trilingual, and 40% of the worlds is population is estimated to be monolingual? There are 11 indigenous languages spoken throughout the British Isles including Welsh, English, Scots, Irish Cornish and Scottish Gaelic to name but a few. There over 100 different languages… Read More

Growing Up Bilingual – Guide For Parents

I was brought up in a bilingual home from birth. My native language is English, but my mother tongue is Bengali. I was born in England in the 1960s to Bangladeshi speaking parents. My parents spoke Bengali to each other but made a conscious decision to speak a mixture of English and Bengali to me… Read More

Mother’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Mother’s Day Around the World Mother’s Day is a special day set aside in celebration of mothers all over the world. Many other countries celebrate Mother’s day on the second Sunday in May while other countries celebrate on a fixed day such as the May 10th,  Spain for example, will celebrate their Mother’s day on May 7th.… Read More

Pregnancy: ‘Tis a Blessing and a Curse

Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences that a woman can have in her life. Women who have had the privilege of carrying and bearing children understand this completely. The ability to conceive a and carry a child as it develops into a fully functioning individual is one of life’s greatest miracles. For all… Read More

Pregnancy: Symptoms

Our bodies have an amazing ability to provide us with certain indicators when we are ill or stressed or if there are unseen changes happening within us. It is amazing what we can learn about our bodies when we pay attention to and interpret the signs. Pregnancy is no exception and with this miraculous creation… Read More

Pregnancy: Keeping in Shape

Keeping yourself physically and emotionally healthy during pregnancy is monumental to aiding in the growth and development of your unborn child. Pregnant women can and should exercise in moderation unless there are health factors or risks that prevent them from participating in a fitness program. Any fitness program should consist of intervals of no more than… Read More