I decided to follow Raquel 's great tip about teaching my daughter the ml vocabulary of what she is learning at school.
One of the topics on my daughter's nursery school curriculum this year is the circus. Would you have any suggestions of good books and/or other resources on the topic? Our mls are English and Spanish but don't hesitate to share the titles and author's name in your ml as I often find that some books are published in many languages and I could look it up to test my luck!
***"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - Oscar Wilde***
Peter Spier has a book titled Circus. It’s a sentence or two of text per page and huge detailed illustrations. My favorite book by him is Noah’s Ark. It only has text on the first page, and the rest is a wordless book with very engaging illustrations. Tons to talk about and works for any ml!
I like the book "CÓMO ABRIÓ DON NICANOR EL GRAN CIRCO VOLADOR" by Mar Benegas. She is a wonderful Spanish poet and all her books are wonderful. It might be too complicated if it is for your younger one. You can see more about the books with links to several reviews of the book here.
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