Today we have Break Into English visit us with their guest blog on how to use books when learning a language, in this case they present to us three of their favourite English picture books, with some great ideas for activities around these books that will make the reading (hint: language learning) more fun for […]
The lunar new year is once again upon us and we wanted to wish you all a very happy new year – xīn nián kuài lè. We hope all your wishes come true and if you are helping your kids to learn Chinese or maybe plan to travel to China in the coming year with […]
Christmas still seems so far away (only a week everyone… get going!!). But there is still so much to get done. It somehow always catches up with you, year after year. This weekend it is time to wind down, at least a bit, and enjoy some family time. If you live in a colder climate […]
Thanks moms! This idea came straight from your comments, once we launched our new book last week on 4th November, 2017. TimTimTom’s The Swan Lake is the story of a girl hoping to become a prima ballerina, intertwined with the story of Tchaikovsky’s romantic ballet. We received several comments from moms that had already bought […]
Have your kids started school and you feel like the minority language is getting a hit? Your children have returned to school and all the progress they have made during the summer with their minority language(s) seems to be vanishing in front of your eyes. No worries as soon as you are back in an […]
Despacito, the Spanish song by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee and now with the collaboration of Justin Bieber has made it to number 1 of the Billboard charts, is the first foreign language song that manages to achieve this since Macarana in 1996. In my house the song plays non-stop and my 12 year old […]
AS POSTED ON BILINGUAL MONKEYS ON FEBRUARY 16, 2017 In our home, we have a rule: “One more book, bought or borrowed, is always okay.” Things like clothes and candy, they have their limits, but when it comes to books, we can never have too many. Reading aloud to children is extremely important for their […]
Introducing Katrien Van Schuylenbergh, the illustrator of TimTimTom’s Underwater Adventure. Katrien has illustrated numerous children’s books, advertising, magazines for the past several decades and simply loves it! So in order to introduce her work on TimTimTom’s Underwater Adventure she put it in pictures and shows how she created the images. Here a quick peak at this amazing illustrator’s studio and creative work.
It is simply so much easier to begin early – no need for long hours of grammar or vocabulary cramming. The old adage that children are like sponges, is true in our opinion, and just as kids learn their mother tongue in an explosion of words, they can easily learn a second or third language. Here some interesting articles we found that detail the benefits of learning a second language early on in life.
We are so proud to be working with our very experienced illustrator and author team. Between the two of them they have published more than 30 children’s books, comics, educational material and more. Today, we are introducing you to Saskia, the incredible author of TimTimTom’s Underwater Adventure. Behind the Scenes – The Author: Saskia Reusens […]