I discovered an amazing website that sells loads of English books, learning to read books, activity books etc at a great price. The best deals are when you buy sets, so you can get 10 great books for 10 pounds! So a pound a book, which is amazing! Some sets we have bought and loved are Julia Donaldson books, Elmer, Paddington. We also bought phonics, learning to read sets etc. The website is The Book People. I am not sure where they deliver to (other then the UK where we are based, but check it out). If they don't deliver to you, keep this in mind if you ever travel to London, then you can order. www.thebookpeople.co.uk
Does anyone know if there is a French equivalent? I would love to be able to get some good deals on French books. I spend LOADS now on French books.
Also, if there are other websites you know of for different languages, it might help others who are looking for good deals on books, so post them as well.
You may already have come across this, but if you are in London you could have a look at La Librairie in Hammersmith (lalibrairielondres.com/) which is apparently exclusively for second-hand French language books (and sweets, but hopefully they aren't second-hand! ). Bit of a trek for us from Bristol but quite near the in-laws so I'm planning a side trip already!
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Mayken: Veda, when you go to your "Profile", there's a button at the top right that says "Edit Profile". Then click on the "Personal" tab (and other tabs) to edit the information. Hope that helps!
Jan 10, 2019 0:14:02 GMT 9
Veda L: Many thanks to Mayken for the tip. Finally changed my profile. To those who are celebrating Chinese New Year, a healthy and prosperous year of the pig in advance!
Jan 30, 2019 6:44:01 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Here's a lively list of 20 bloggers raising bilingual/multilingual children! (Recognize anyone?) buff.ly/2QT0eHL
Jan 31, 2019 9:01:41 GMT 9
Mayken: Hey Adam Beck, how come your photo on that list is bigger than everyone else's?
Jan 31, 2019 23:59:17 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I don't know, but I wish I could say it's because I'm taller! My son (almost 12) is now nearly as tall as I am. Just yesterday I told him that I have to start growing again!
Feb 1, 2019 10:12:14 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam Beck, thanks for sharing the impressions of your trip to China! I love those duck boats and that doorway! And meeting those kids wanting to speak English with you is so amazing!(I won't enter the giveaway because I'm afraid of winning the chicken claws!)
Feb 6, 2019 0:24:50 GMT 9
Mayken: My friend S asked her bilingual 2.5-year-old daughter: What language do mommy & daddy speak? D: English! S: What language does Grandma speak? D: French! S: What language do the cats speak? D (*thinks, then answers*): Meow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:08:00 GMT 9
Amy: Bless!! how cute is that!!! Reminds me of a similar thing that happened with my youngest when she was 18 months: she said the sound right for every animal but the cow. She kept answering "Lola" because of a famous Spanish nursery rhyme about a cow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:40:09 GMT 9
Alba: My son caught us by surprise when we said thank you (in English) to a waiter in a Mexican restaurant, and he said "gracias" (thank you) to him too in Spanish, also signing it! He was having a blast and there was some Spanish music in the background.
Feb 10, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Sounds like a wonderful moment, Alba!
Feb 11, 2019 11:57:53 GMT 9