Radio stations for bilingual kids

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Listening to radio in the target language can provide another opportunity for exposure to the language and culture. Radio stations created for kids are perfect for this, as their content will be specifically created, or curated, for them. It can also be a learning opportunity for adults who’s mother tongue is not the target language. Our favourite radio station A few …

Portuguese Women in STEM

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) have always been dominated by men. There have been a few ‘invisible’ STEM women pioneers in the past. Thankfully, there is now a drive to attract, and maintain, women in those subject areas. In this post I want to shed a spotlight on notable Portuguese women across STEM.   Notable Portuguese women in Science …

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13 children’s books recommendations for Boys and Girls on World Book Day

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Yay, it’s World Book Day! We’re so excited to share some of our favourite books in English and in Portuguese from our own book shelf with you! So, without further ado, here are 13 book recommendations for World Book Day.   Children’s books in English   1. Goldilocks and the Three Bears Goldilocks and the Three Bears*, Usborne First Fairytales A …

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How to make Portuguese style Piri-Piri sauce [Recipe]

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If you’ve come across a Nando’s, you probably know that Piri Piri chicken has a Portuguese connection. The chain was set up by a Portuguese immigrant in South Africa and Portuguese people love chicken barbequed with Piri Piri. You will find a jar of Piri Piri sauce is most Portuguese households and certainly in all restaurants. My dad kept one he …

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Fish, coffee and custard pastry – the role of food in raising bilingual children

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This post needs a disclaimer – I love food and it plays a huge role in my life. Some people may not feel so strongly about it. If that’s the case, they still may find this post about the role of food in raising bilingual children interesting in guiding their bilingual journey. Food as culture Most people will agree that …

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Learning Languages with Netflix

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Did you know that, anywhere you’re in the world (or nearly) you can watch Netflix content in other languages, therefore supporting your family’s language learning? Maybe even the target language in your bilingual journey? That’s right, the content is doubled, and has subtitles, in other language such as Portuguese, Spanish, German and French. And the beauty is that both the …

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Watching Netflix in other languages

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Netflix, the entertainment company specialising in streaming media and video on-demand online, is present in over 190 countries, counting more than 100 million subscribers. Some of the content is available in other languages such as Portuguese, Spanish, German and French. What languages are available can vary from country to country so the best is to check for yourself. You need …

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Youtube – playlist of Youtube shows in Portuguese

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Below is a playlist of Youtube shows in Portuguese that our girls (2 and 4 years old) watch on Youtube. A word of caution, I advise you not to leave children watch Youtube alone. Read more here. All the channels listed below are in European Portuguese unless otherwise stated   Xana Toc Toc Vibrant original songs sung by a colourful …