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'Language of the hart'
If a child learns its first language well, it will be easier to learn a second language. Parents are well advised to speak and read in the language they speak best, the language of the heart.
The Library has a small collection of picture books in Arabic, English, Polish, Spanish and Turkish. In addition to the books, the Library also offers 'play-learning materials', that helps children to train their language skills while playing.
Picture dictionaries and text-free picture books are also available. Parents can tell the story in their own language with their children.
Picture books movies
Picture books apps
Interesting websites on multilingualism:
Children and language
Bilingualism in the picture
We're all a bit bilingual
What's it like growing up with two languages
A multilingual mishmash in your head
These three educational animations about bilingualism for primary school pupils, parents and teachers are made by Radboud University.