Tag: languages

  • Excelling in Languages
    Excelling in Languages

    Educator Fiona Walker explains the ways you can encourage children to develop language skills.  While this article focuses on English, the principles are the same, whether it’s English, Thai, or any other language.   By Fiona Walker   The limits of my language are the limits of my world.  ‒Ludwig Wittgenstein We want our children […]

  • Your Child’s Seven Senses in Learning
    Your Child’s Seven Senses in Learning

    Contrary to what we know, we have seven senses — not five. Find out what the other senses are and how they affect our children’s day-to-day activities. By Chiman Estephan and Camila Gutiérrez Did you know that your child has seven senses?  Most people think that children only have five senses — touch, sight, sound, […]

  • Developing Children’s Senses through the Pleasure of Sounds  音とのお付き合い ~気持ちよさを知ることから始まる情操と自主性
    Developing Children’s Senses through the Pleasure of Sounds 音とのお付き合い ~気持ちよさを知ることから始まる情操と自主性

      How can we foster our children’s sensibility and leverage their potential? Here’s the answer from a kindergarten staff member and kids choir leader. By Miho Tsuda / Translated by Hanae Matsumura [日本語記事へ] As a child, I would often bang on the washbowl in the bathroom. Although I knew it wasn’t good manners, I would […]

  • Learning Thai Can Be Easy and Enjoyable
    Learning Thai Can Be Easy and Enjoyable

    Do you wish your Thai were better or that you could have a go at learning it? Being able to communicate in Thai will make your life in Bangkok a lot easier. Here are some ideas from an expert to help you learn the language. By Supattra Srimuangchang   Learning a new language can be quite […]

  • Life as a Multilingual Family: The Language Experiment
    Life as a Multilingual Family: The Language Experiment

    Raising multilingual kids is a living experiment. One mom shares her family’s experiences and the info she’s picked up along the way. By Ema Naito-Bhakdi We are a multilingual family. Since birth, our children have grown up speaking Japanese with me, German with their papa, and Thai with their nanny and the staff in our […]

  • Perspectives: Screen-time for Our Third Culture Kids
    Perspectives: Screen-time for Our Third Culture Kids

    We’re all wary of too much screen time, but is there any supplementary contribution it could offer for our Third Culture Kids? Here are some ideas if you are thinking about using screen time in the context of giving more cultural and linguistic exposure to our children. By Ema Naito-Bhakdi We parents live today in […]