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Why I will always return to Finland, part 2

Why I will always return to Finland, part 2

Sharing more pictures from our holiday in Finland – we have caught up with relatives and friends, been swimming and cycling, visited the Ähtäri Zoo, hiked in the gorgeous Helvetinjärvi National Park and been spoiling ourselves with all the good food. May the peace and power be with you. Yours, Rita © Rita Rosenback 2015 […]

Book review: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

Book review: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

Today I am taking part in the Read Around the World Summer Reading Series hosted by Multicultural Kid Blogs. There could not be a more apt choice for a summer reading series than Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book – you may already know Tove as the creator of the Moomins. The Summer Book is one […]

12 asiaa jotka kaksikielisten lasten vanhempien tulisi tietää

12 asiaa jotka kaksikielisten lasten vanhempien tulisi tietää

1 – Ei tapahdu itsestään Lapsista ei tule kaksikielisiä kuin itsestään. ”Lapset oppivat kieliä yhtä vaivattomasti kuin sienet imevät vettä” on sitkeä myytti, kuten myös olettamus että lapset oppivat kaikki kielet joita he säännöllisesti kuulevat – kumpikaan ei ole totta. Oikeissa olosuhteissa lapset kyllä oppivat perheen kielet, mutta tätä ei tule pitää itsestäänselvyytenä. 2 – […]

Holiday pictures from Finland

Holiday pictures from Finland

Today’s post is a bit different from my usual Wednesday posts, mainly for two reasons: 1. Yesterday I posted “Fun ways for your kids to learn new vocabulary” as a host for Multicultural Kid Blogs August blogging carnival. If you visit all the blogs included in it you will have more than enough fantastic articles […]

Bilingual! Bicultural? Do you know where I am coming from?

Bilingual! Bicultural? Do you know where I am coming from?

“Where are you from?” that was one of the questions from last week’s post – a question to be mindful of when speaking to a bilingual or bicultural child. Many adult bilinguals have however said to me that they don’t mind being asked where they come from – and I do agree with them. I […]

Our Christmas

Our Christmas

I have always loved Christmas and I am sure I always will. The most important thing for me is being together with the family, relaxing, playing games, enjoying scrumptious food and lots of chocolate. As I have spent most of my Christmases in Finland, there are some traditional Finnish features that will always be part […]

Finlandssvenska – mitt första främmande, men också mitt modersmål

Finlandssvenska – mitt första främmande, men också mitt modersmål

Det här är första gången jag bloggar på svenska – den ”Europeiska flerspråkiga bloggningsdagen” till ära. Mitt tema för denna vecka är ”Varför jag är tacksam för min flerspråkighet” – den engelska listan på orsaker att vara tacksam kan du hitta här. Vad menar jag med att finlandssvenskan är mitt första främmande? Så är det […]