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Don't Say That  - My child learning Spanish

grumpyoscar_text.jpg For the four or five months immediately preceding his first day at pre-school, Oscar would not tolerate me speaking Spanish to him. He would scrunch up his face in an angry scowl and shout: “Don’t say that!” He still does it...read Ivan in Valencia on raising a bilingual child
 

Moving the Family to Barcelona

Moving to Barcelona Know any Spanish?  As my husband and I and our three children prepared to move to Barcelona, it seemed that every friend, acquaintance, and pediatrician asked the same question, and the answer was no.  We didn’t know any Spanish, and we just laughed wryly at the more advanced question: Know any Catalan?  During a sabbatical from college teaching, we had decided to try one last family adventure before our daughter went off to college, and while we still had the energy for a head-spinning trip...read about one American family's move to Barcelona

 

Family Concerts in Barcelona

Corda i Descorda Family Concert In Barcelona, it seems, you are never too young to go to a concert.   Between them, the major musical venues of L'Auditori, El Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Palau de la Musica, offer everything from classical music for the under-one's to world music and family-adapted operas. These children's concerts are sometimes accompanied by educational workshops for all the family.  Performances for children sell out quickly, so it is worth checking out the progammes and booking your tickets well in advance
 

Raising Bilingual Children - Speech

Bilingual children BarcelonaAs an expat family in Barcelona, your children will most likely be exposed to 2-3 languages on a daily basis.  You may have wondered how a child copes with this language load and what exact process language development takes. Many parents are also concerned that their bilingual children will be at a disadvantage for speech language development or at school. Barcelona-based Speech Therapist, Judith Mctaggart Surralles, explains why you need not worry about the effect of bilingualism on your child. In fact, they may even become brighter because of it…read full article on bilingual children
 

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