Just thought that I'd highlight an idea: many of us rely on Youtube for nursery rhymes, however we are often concerned about our kids' screen time. A nice alternative is Spotify. There is a large selection of nursery rhymes on there and you can play them as background music. I have noticed my kids pick up a lot from background music. To some extent, it can be more stimulating compared with screens which often leave my eldest staring blankly after a little while.
Some of the Youtube songs can sometimes be found on Spotify. For example, today I was pleased to find that Super Simple Songs have their songs on Spotify. My little one was really happy with this discovery, she started dancing to the songs she had recognised.
Hope this can be of help!
***"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - Oscar Wilde***
Mayken: My daughter's ml homework for this week included baking a cake - there's a cake in the story they read, and after each chapter there are questions and tasks, and the current chapter has the step-by-step recipe. She's to bring the cake to school too.
May 1, 2018 23:48:48 GMT 9
Amy: What a nice original homework! Makes such a change from standard homework, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids remember more from it! I like your bilingual school Mayken! Lucky little girl, and lucky Mummy!
May 2, 2018 0:00:43 GMT 9
Mayken: ml cake homework update: About half the class brought cake (8 out of 15), not all of them were the cake from the book recipe, but my daughter's was the most popular. (Maybe because we added food colouring and topped it with chocolate icing and smarties?)
May 4, 2018 5:58:10 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Cake is definitely my favorite kind of homework!
May 4, 2018 11:28:51 GMT 9
Jana: One of the best parts of having kids in bilingual school was getting Mother's Day cards in two languages! (With less-than-perfect spelling in both!) Ha!
May 15, 2018 9:16:08 GMT 9
Amy: (Twice) Lucky you Jana! So nice to read exciting pieces of news like yours!
May 16, 2018 5:46:25 GMT 9
Mayken: I still have that to look forward to, Jana! Mother's Day in our ML country is two weeks later, and the ml teacher goes along with that date. (It was last Sunday in our ml country.)
May 16, 2018 5:58:11 GMT 9