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International Day of Multilingualism languages Mar 25, 2019

Some days you just get up, get dressed and just about keep things ticking over. Other days you get up and organise the first ever International Day...

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Vive la révolution! languages Feb 28, 2019

Language learning in schools has hit an all-time low, with a decrease of 30-50% in GCSE languages take-up in some parts of the UK since 2013. It...

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Let's Sing Languages Together! resources Feb 08, 2019

Did you know you can download Babel Babies multilingual music, and find it on CD (with lyrics booklets) too?

How would you like to entertain your...

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Can toddlers have a conversation? child development language acquisition Feb 04, 2019

Do conversations with toddlers work? This is a headline we spotted today. We sometimes get asked why we bother talking to children under 2, because...

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App review: Unuhi resources Oct 27, 2018

I'm always on the lookout for new ways of exploring languages with our children, and the new app Unuhi immediately caught my eye. We've been using...

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Babel Birthday child development Sep 12, 2018

On the eve of the Babel Boy's birthday, Cate reflects on how being a part of the little language revolution (whether he wants to or not!) has...

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But first, Arabic. languages Aug 25, 2018

So here's a thought: when has Britain ever been anything other than multilingual to the max? Our ancestors spoke Old Norse, and then Old German,...

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Babel Books: Tomorrow babel books Aug 15, 2018

It seems appropriate to be writing a review of Nadine Kaadan's wonderful story Tomorrow on the eve of the release of the English translation.

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B&W Book Project child development Jul 02, 2018

When we saw the Black & White Book Project on instagram was from Bristol, we just had to find out more about these locally-produced books for...

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Why five-week terms? babel babies Oct 11, 2013

We run Babel Babies baby, toddler and pre-school language sessions in five-week mini ‘terms’ for lots of reasons. When we first started...

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Languages games & TV shows for big kids at primary school resources Sep 01, 2012

Looking for some inspiration for primary-school-aged children to explore languages together?

If you’ve got a child at primary school or just...

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Why teach your children foreign languages? babel babies language acquisition Aug 21, 2012

I’ve just read an interesting article about the benefits of teaching foreign languages to our children. It was written by a lady who has...

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