Author: Rhoda Bangerter Language: English Summary: You moved away to be closer together.But now you’re further apart than ever.Your partner’s job opportunity in another country seemed like an exciting idea, but lengthy work assignments mean you’re holding down the family fort – alone. If you’re living an expat life and find yourself parenting solo due to a partner’s frequent business travel, you’ll be asking yourself: … Continue reading Holding the Fort Abroad: Beyond Surviving – living and parenting abroad with a partner who works away from home
Author: Howard Means
Summary: From man’s first recorded dip into what’s now the driest spot on earth to the splashing, sparkling pool party in your backyard, humans have been getting wet for 10,000 years. And for most of modern history, swimming has caused a ripple that touches us all–the heroes and the ordinary folk; the real and the mythic.
Splash! dives into Egypt, winds through ancient Greece and Rome, flows mostly underground through the Dark and Middle Ages (at least in Europe), and then reemerges in the wake of the Renaissance before taking its final lap at today’s Olympic games. Along the way, it kicks away the idea that swimming is just about moving through water, about speed or great feats of aquatic endurance, and shows you how much more it can be. Its history offers a multi-tiered tour through religion, fashion, architecture, sanitation and public health, colonialism, segregation and integration, sexism, sexiness, guts, glory, and much, much more.
Unique and compelling, Splash! sweeps across the whole of humankind’s swimming history–and just like jumping into a pool on a hot summer’s day, it has fun along the way.
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Author: François Grosjean
Summary: This book explores the life and experiences of one of the world’s most renowned and well-respected experts in bilingualism. François Grosjean takes us through his life, from his monolingual childhood in a small village outside Paris to the long periods of time he spent in Switzerland, England, France, and the United States, becoming bilingual and bicultural in the process.
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Author: Lisa Bullard
Summary: There’s a new girl in Romelie’s class named Camila. Camila speaks Spanish, and she’s teaching it to Romelie. That gets Romelie thinking.
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Author: Susan Kuklin Language: English Summary: Three children, an African American, a Hispanic American, and a Chinese American, shares, in words, photographs, and even recipes, the everyday positive experiences they have living with at least one parent who did not grow up in the United States Continue reading How My Family Lives in America
Author: Emma Waddington, Christopher McCurry
Summary: Learn how to:
Talk to children, develop and harness your child’ curiosity, address questions about diversity with confidence.
This revolutionary series, written by two child psychologists, provides the perfect platform to explore a broad range of family issues and questions that children have as they grow up and try to make sense of the world around them.
Each illustrated spread poses important, commonly-asked questions around diversity and cultural identity, such as “Why are people different colours?”, “How come she is in a wheelchair?” and “Why does Grandma have wrinkles?”, which help children to discuss their feelings and understand others as they become aware of people of different ages, cultures and appearance. Includes explanations and advice for parents and carers throughout. – Source: amazon.com
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