Our new Language Lizard Idiom Books are a great resource for teachers in virtual, in-person, or blended classrooms, as well as homeschooling families. The Idiom Books come with a variety of FREE activities to share with students and families. Take a look at some of the teaching resources that accompany Language Lizard Idiom Books (available in paperback and eBook). Learn more about the book series and why #IdiomsRock in our previous post.Continue reading 5 Ways Idiom Books Support Virtual & In-Person Learning
We are excited to announce a new series of idiom books, available in many languages. With clever multicultural illustrations and bilingual example sentences, Language Lizard Idiom Books explain common idioms in a way that makes them easy to understand.
What is an Idiom?
An idiom is a phrase that says one thing, but means something different. An idiom can be a quick way of saying something complicated. It’s useful for language learners to study idioms because knowing idioms helps them to understand and speak English fluently.Continue reading Multicultural, Bilingual Idiom Books are “A Breath of Fresh Air”
October is Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month! Whether your class is in-person or virtual this month, there are many ways to celebrate language learners in both settings. This is also a great opportunity to celebrate the parents who promote bilingualism at home, and increase parental involvement in school.Continue reading Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month – In the (Virtual & In-Person) Classroom
“The sun beats down relentlessly on a scorched landscape where nothing is growing. Buffalo is listless and desperately looking around for
something to eat. Then, one evening he finds a white biscuit in a small
pool of water. But, he is not the only animal to see it and a great fight begins… But all is not what it seems.”
Language Lizard is proud to announce our latest bilingual storybook offering: The Biscuit Moon is a timely and engaging bilingual tale about a distressed traveler – Buffalo – in search of a better life. The story explores the ideas of climate change, cooperation, and the need to share precious resources.Continue reading Bilingual Story Supports Environmental Education
Today’s spotlight language is Oromo! We offer some background information and interesting facts about the language, as well as help finding children’s books in Oromo. Interested in learning about other languages as well? Check out our series of posts on world languages, including Spanish, Nepali, Hindi, Russian, and Japanese!Continue reading Oromo Language: Interesting Facts & Resources
Guest post by Ofer Tirosh
One of the hardest parts of learning a new language is getting used to all the different idioms that other cultures use. These are often expressions that have a firm grounding in the culture from which they originated, so learning and translating them requires a strong cultural understanding of the new language. Below we’ll look more in-depth at idioms, how they transfer across different languages, and how language learners can bridge the cultural divide when studying idioms.Continue reading Idioms in Different Languages
This award-winning Talking Phonics Set is packed with beautifully illustrated charts, games, and books, all designed to support educators and parents of children working to develop early phonics skills.Continue reading Teach Letters and Sounds with interactive Phonics GAMES!
This unique interactive early learning flip-chart pack gives children an exciting, new way to learn critical English words and themes by adding a sound element. The Touch, Listen & Learn pack is an ideal resource for early learners (ages 3-6), new arrivals, or special needs students. It is easy to use, so children can work independently with the set.Continue reading Interactive Early Literacy Set – Great for Summer Learning!
Our new Spanish learning set is a fun and interactive way to keep kids learning during the summer months. Kids will enjoy building their language skills with these interactive sets… independently, with an adult, or with their whole class! Language Lizard also offers an interactive English early learning literacy pack, and an English phonics set.Continue reading SPANISH for KIDS! Interactive Set makes learning fun!
We at Language Lizard always strive to promote inclusion, and celebrate diversity. We encourage schools, teachers and families to address the inequities that exist in our society. This post contains resources that specifically address how parents and teachers can talk about race and racism with children.Continue reading Talking to Children about Racism and Inequality – Resources for Teachers and Parents