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Five Myths About Bilingualism

Five Myths About Bilingualism
And the real “scoop” on how bilingualism benefits your child

Raising a bilingual child is a big commitment, and it can be challenging. But your decision to teach your child more than one language is a gift that can offer tremendous advantages.

In this post, we’d like to set the record straight on five common myths about bilingualism.

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Why Waldorf Education?

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Waldorf Schools have been very popular in Germany for a long time, but the US is catching up on the benefits of their unique education approach. Today there are around 160 Waldorf Schools in the US, one of them being the Rudolf Steiner School on the Upper East Side. The school offers Early Childhood, Elementary School, and High School education. Once your child enters the Waldorf concept he or she can continue all the way to their High School diploma. What’s so special about Waldorf education?

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Top 5 Bookstores For Kids

Top Bookstores for Kids in NY | CityKinder

CityKinder found the 5 most kids friendly bookstores in New York for you! It’s amazing how much effort book stores are putting into our future generation. Here is a list of our top 5 with detailed descriptions!

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The Lifelong Benefits of a Bilingual Education

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January is a busy time of the year when parents of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten-aged children evaluate their education options for the coming fall. Choosing the right school for your child can certainly be a challenging endeavor that raises a lot of questions. If you are interested in giving your child a bilingual education, you add even more questions to the mix. Will a second language confuse or complicate the learning process? Will it make it difficult for your child to keep up with his or her monolingual peers academically? If you’re certain you want a bilingual school, how do you choose the right program? For that matter, do bilingual schools with academically excellent college preparatory programs even exist in the New York area?

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What’s your definition of bilingualism?

What’s your definition of bilingualism?

When I moved from Germany to NYC, I started to work as a German teacher for children, and became curious about bilingualism and bilinguals.

I spoke English in my everyday life, and German to the families I was working with, and to my relatives and friends at home, but I never labeled myself bilingual.

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Did you know these 10 things about Breastfeeding ?

10 things you might not have heard about breastfeeding

1) Breastmilk has the highest amount in fat in the afternoon. In the morning the amount is higher but its more “watery”.

2) We always believed foremilk has less fat than hindmilk. However, new studies have shown that sometimes foremilk and hindmilk have equal amounts of fat.

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Exploring Elementary School Options in New York City

  • October 27th 2013, 1pm
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The elementary school system in New York City can be confusing and intimidating, with a wide range of public and private options. What’s more, the quality varies widely across the city. New York is home to top-notch schools that deliver an outstanding education year in and year out, while some continue to lag behind. This leads to a hypercompetitive process to get your child into the “best” program. What any parent should understand is that there is no such thing as the best elementary school in New York City, there is only the school that is best for your child and your family. This article will briefly explain each option to help families make an informed decision, highlighting what differentiates each type of school and describe the enrollment processes.

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