Category: Parenting

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Language as our Human Heritage

Human communication is formed by a combination of varied systems: body language; artistic expression, dance and music; symbolic languages (such as traffic signs or pictograms) and the written language. However, we focus on spoken language as one of the pillars of human development and our humanity itself: a complex and intricate system that likely shapes our minds as much as our activity shapes our environment.

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Teaching a second language to kids

Many parents raise their children in families that speak one language, wishing they could give them the edge of a second language. Ironically, many parents are also afraid of doing so. They believe adding a second language into the everyday life of a child might impose a burden or may even hinder the child’s mother tongue development.

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5 Last minute non-toy gift ideas

Do you remember a really special Christmas present you received as a child? Well, mine was a little pink doll called Jane and Jenny. It was given to me by my uncle when I was about 3 years old. And that was the only doll I ever had. Well, the good thing is that I still have not just the doll, but also the warm memories associated with it. Today, my little boy has way too many toys, and I thought that another toy for Christmas, will only add to his clutter collection and not to his childhood memories.