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How to Raise Confident Multicultural Children – Read the whole book!

How to Raise Confident Multicultural Children – Read the whole book!

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

The whole book is available for you to read for free! Just click on the chapter title that interests you to read that particular chapter. The first chapters of this book were published in 2018 as part of a Kickstarter campaign and then the whole guidebook was published in January 2020. I made some small […]

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Volunteer readers + read aloud videos of Nelly’s Box in ES, IT, EL

Volunteer readers + read aloud videos of Nelly’s Box in ES, IT, EL

[ 0 ] 08/09/2022 |

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing well and that you created lots of lovely memories this summer, that is if you live in that part of the world where summer just ended :). We had a great summer (here’s a photo of me in beautiful Crete, the island in Greece where my father is from), the kids […]

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Giveaway on Instagram & a few hours left to download the eBooks!

Giveaway on Instagram & a few hours left to download the eBooks!

[ 0 ] 17/08/2022 |

Hi again 🙂 , There’s a giveaway right now on Instagram hosted by teacher Wyatt, a language teacher with the account @froggyreadteach, and one of you can win a paperback copy of my new book! All the details can be found here!You can also follow her on Facebook here. Also, don’t forget that you can still download on Amazon […]

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10 bilingual editions of my new book will be free to download for 48h!

10 bilingual editions of my new book will be free to download for 48h!

[ 0 ] 15/08/2022 |

Hi friends :), I have some big news to share! Everything is almost ready now for the launch of my new book “Nelly’s Box“, in the first 10 bilingual editions (it’s the 3rd in a series of bilingual books for children which are available in 45 languages). At about 09:00 CET tomorrow and for 48h […]

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Free to download for 48h -> Spanish, Italian, Portuguese EU, French editions of my new book!

Free to download for 48h -> Spanish, Italian, Portuguese EU, French editions of my new book!

[ 0 ] 05/08/2022 |

Do you speak Spanish, Italian, French, and/or Portuguese (European) with your children and/or students? I just published these bilingual editions on Amazon and you can download the eBooks for free tomorrow (6th August) from about 09:00 CET and for 48h! => Just search for them at your local Amazon store, the one that’s associated with your […]

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A new bilingual book is coming soon & I would love your input!

A new bilingual book is coming soon & I would love your input!

[ 0 ] 09/07/2022 |

Hi friends, It’s summertime in Europe, and we’ve been lucky enough to be able to travel to Greece, my home country. We started with a holiday in Crete, my father’s homeland and the kids were very excited to find out that they have many older relatives and one aunt in particular who’s 93, very chatty, […]

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Representation by Montse Cortázar Literary Agency, free Ukrainian eBooks, and more

Representation by Montse Cortázar Literary Agency, free Ukrainian eBooks, and more

[ 0 ] 05/05/2022 |

Dear friends, Yesterday marked a new beginning in my author journey ❤. Montse Cortázar Literary Agency, a literary agency that specializes in international rights representation for authors, literary agencies, and publishers worldwide for bestselling books, has now been appointed as my sole and exclusive Literary Agency to advise, arrange and negotiate for the publication, sale, license, […]

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Sunny’s Magical Headband read-aloud video + paperback now published

Sunny’s Magical Headband read-aloud video + paperback now published

[ 0 ] 11/04/2022 |

Dear friends, “Sunny’s Magical Headband” is now available for purchase Thank you so much to all of you who downloaded the eBook edition and read my new book Sunny’s Magical Headband, illustrated by the super talented Eva Rodríguez. I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the paperback edition is now published and available on […]

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FREE download 48h: Sunny’s Magical Headband + 45 languages bilingual books

FREE download 48h: Sunny’s Magical Headband + 45 languages bilingual books

[ 0 ] 01/04/2022 |

On the 27th of March 2019, we celebrated the very first International Day of Multilingualism which is now a yearly occurring celebration. Tomorrow, the 2nd of April is International Children’s Book Day! To celebrate both, I’m offering all the eBook editions of my independently published books to be downloaded for free via Amazon for the next 48 hours – […]

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Giveaway x 10 copies of Sunny’s Magical Headband and book cover reveal!

Giveaway x 10 copies of Sunny’s Magical Headband and book cover reveal!

[ 0 ] 27/02/2022 |

Hi friends, I  hope that you’re well. Here in Europe, and as I see in many countries all around the world, we’re a bit overwhelmed with emotion with the current situation. As I wrote on my personal profile, I’ve been seeing this photo on social media since the war broke out, and I cannot stop thinking that […]

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Free for 48h the eBook edition of Together They Blossomed – Ils ont fleuri ensemble

Free for 48h the eBook edition of Together They Blossomed – Ils ont fleuri ensemble

[ 0 ] 21/01/2022 |

-> Free eBook download of a short bilingual story for adults in English-French for the next 48h https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QNCXY3D/ -> EN-Italian, EN-Spanish, EN-Greek editions coming in a couple of days! Hi friends, I hope you’re well . The time has come for this experiment; the launch of a bilingual book for adults who like me fell in love with someone who has […]

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Book giveaway on till the end of the week, plus other news

Book giveaway on till the end of the week, plus other news

[ 0 ] 17/01/2022 |

Happy New Year everyone with a super cute photo that one of you sent me (thank you!), and the best wish meme (writer anon) I came across on FB. I hope you’re doing well -or at least not terrible- and that the first two weeks and the back-to-school days have been OK. Here COVID is on […]

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My books are now available for purchase in Greece!

My books are now available for purchase in Greece!

[ 0 ] 18/11/2021 |

I have some news to share that is of particular interest for my friends who live in Greece, as the bilingual books “Happiness Street” and “Cousins Forever” will be available shortly for purchase locally. A couple of years back, I got to meet online a fellow author, Christina Konstantoudaki (Χριστίνα Κωνσταντουδάκη), who was the admin […]

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Read-aloud videos of my books, more languages, PEaCH conference, Sunny, and More

Read-aloud videos of my books, more languages, PEaCH conference, Sunny, and More

[ 0 ] 04/11/2021 |

Cousins Forever & Happiness Street in more languages! Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing great :). I wanted to thank all of you who downloaded the eBook editions of my bilingual books Happiness Street and Cousins Forever for free during the last 6 months as part of the big collaborative author campaign. 3,833 eBooks were downloaded during the campaign, plus many more from the […]

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FREE CHILDREN’S EBOOKS IN OVER 30 LANGUAGES!

FREE CHILDREN’S EBOOKS IN OVER 30 LANGUAGES!

[ 19 ] 19/04/2021 |

AUTHORS COMMITTED TO GIVING BACK TO OUR MULTILINGUAL COMMUNITIES Hi friends, As you know, amongst the different things that I do, I write and publish bilingual books for children (for the ones who are new here, I’m Elisavet Arkolaki 🙂 ). Acknowledging that times have been difficult for many families around the world during the […]

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My husband speaks a language I don’t understand with our children and it’s OK.

My husband speaks a language I don’t understand with our children and it’s OK.

[ 4 ] 13/03/2019 |

Anzelika, a mum who read our journey with raising multilingual children, sent me the following email. I thought of replying via a blog post, with her permission, instead of a personal email as this might be of interest to more moms out there who find themselves in a similar situation. ‘Hi Liza! There are not […]

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Our journey raising multilingual children

Our journey raising multilingual children

[ 0 ] 13/02/2019 |

This is our story on how we managed to save our family’s minority languages, and how our eldest developed language skills in two additional languages. Intercultural and interracial marriages are on the rise according to​ ​studies​, whilst more parents, particularly in USA and Europe, are adopting children from other countries. As a result, our communities […]

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My identity crisis growing up in numerous cultures

My identity crisis growing up in numerous cultures

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

Chapter 3. My identity crisis growing up in numerous cultures by Yui Mikuriya Click here for the index and access all the chapters. My name, Yui, means “to connect” in Japanese, so perhaps because of that, I have always wanted to help connect people and bring cultures together. Have you ever heard of “third culture […]

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Why urging our children to embrace different cultures and learn different languages matters

Why urging our children to embrace different cultures and learn different languages matters

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

4. Why urging our children to embrace different cultures and learn different languages matters by Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold Click here for the index and access all the chapters. Like many others who were born in one country, brought up in another (or more), and then moved to other places, I used to struggle when people […]

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The 5 most common challenges a parent faces while raising a multicultural kid and how to address them

The 5 most common challenges a parent faces while raising a multicultural kid and how to address them

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

5. The 5 most common challenges a parent faces while raising a multicultural kid and how to address them by Vivian Chiona, Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, Elisavet Arkolaki Click here for the index and access all the chapters. A dialogue between a third culture child (TCK) and his classmate. When the latter asked, “Where do you […]

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5 mistakes parents make when trying to raise bilingual children

5 mistakes parents make when trying to raise bilingual children

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

6. 5 mistakes parents make when trying to raise bilingual children by Rita Rosenback Click here for the index and access all the chapters. When I was born, way back then in a little village in Finland, my circumstances made me predestined to grow up bilingual. Why do I say this? My parents, unbeknown to […]

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Confident moms raise confident kids – On finding your tribe abroad

Confident moms raise confident kids – On finding your tribe abroad

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

9. Confident moms raise confident kids – On finding your tribe abroad by Lisa Ferland Click here for the index and access all the chapters. “Please let him get the job, please let him get the job, please let him get the job,” I kneeled on the floor of my bedroom in Atlanta, Georgia, and […]

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Media influences on children

Media influences on children

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

10. Media influences on children by Dr. Brigitte Vittrup Click here for the index and access all the chapters. Children these days spend a lot of time with various forms of screen media, including television, computers, websites, video games, and cell phones. Research shows that children in industrialized nations spend upwards of 6-8 hours per […]

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Raising multilingual children with additional needs abroad

Raising multilingual children with additional needs abroad

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

8. Raising multilingual children with additional needs abroad by Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold Click here for the index and access all the chapters. One of the longest-lasting myths concerning multilingualism is that children with additional needs should not become multilingual, or if they already are using a minority language at home, they should stop using it. […]

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Language delays in multilingual children: what are they and what to do about them

Language delays in multilingual children: what are they and what to do about them

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

7. Language delays in multilingual children: what are they and what to do about them by Dr. Mary-Pat O’Malley-Keighran Click here for the index and access all the chapters. The first important thing to know is that speaking two or more languages does not cause any speech and language delays or disorders. If your child […]

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The stories you should tell your multicultural kid every day

The stories you should tell your multicultural kid every day

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

14. The stories you should tell your multicultural kid every day by Elisavet Arkolaki Click here for the index and access all the chapters. “The most important thing that parents can do is talk and read to their children. During the toddler and preschool years, it is critical to provide children with different language and […]

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Crossing the Deep Cultural Divide

Crossing the Deep Cultural Divide

[ 0 ] 13/09/2022 |

13. Crossing the Deep Cultural Divide by Tamara Yousry Click here for the index and access all the chapters. “…whereas most Americans are repulsed by an Indonesian who blows his nose onto the street, the Indonesian is repulsed by the American who blows his nose in a handkerchief and then carries it around for the […]

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