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MERIDIUM Newsletter December 2010

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In this Newsletter, we are pleased to publish links to useful websites dealing with aspects of multilingual education. Please click on the links below for more information about each project and the related initiatives.


25 December, 2010

Focus on: bilingual children


Consigli sul bilinguismo infantile / How to raise a bilingual children
Children book club and a website where to find educational advices, including how to raise bilingual children.
Un sito in cui trovare un book club per bambini e consigli educativi,anche su come crescere bimbi bilingui.


Una rivista di arte e scienza per bambini / Art and science magazine for children
OKIDO is an art and science magazine for children aged 2-7 years-old. OKIDO magazine is educational and fun. Stimulating science ideas through art, play and experimentation.
OKIDO è una rivista in inglese per bambini dai 2 ai 7 anni, ai quali presenta articoli di arte e scienza.


I benefici del multilinguismo / Benefits of multilingualism
Are there benefits of multilingualism? Sciente says ‘yes’:“Recent studies show that children raised bilingually develop a specific type of cognitive benefit during infancy, and that bilingualism offers some protection against symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia in old people”.

Ci sono benefici nell’educazione multilingue? La scienza risponde di sì, con un recente a articolo su Science che mette in evidenza benefici cognitivi durante l’infanzia e un ruolo protettivo nei confronti dei sintomi della demenza di tipo Alzheimer in età avanzata. “The Benefits of Multilingualism”, Science 15 October 2010: 332-333.


Blog per famiglie multilingue / Blog for multilingual families
An increasing generation of trans-national couples, often residing in a third host culture, is faced with their kids growing up multilingual. This blog aims at monitoring the language development of kids from parents of different nationalities.
Cresce il numero di coppie trans-nazionali, che spesso si trovano a crescere i loro figli in una cultura ospite e quindi ad affrontare le sfide di un’educazione multilingue. Il blog che presentiamo offre spunti di riflessione sullo sviluppo linguistico di bambini multilingui.




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