Saturday, February 25, 2012

Greek4Kids in Nicosia

Greek4Kids goes to Nicosia for a fun journey into the Greek language!

There is a selection of classes to choose from based on your little one's needs. Check out our leaflet and call or email Greek4Kids for more information. 

Make sure you enroll by the 29th of February for a chance to win one of the two first month FREE subscriptions we offer!

Carnival and Green Monday

Children love the Carnival and dressing up as their favourite hero! You can use this opportunity to teach them Carnival and Green Monday related vocabulary using the Carnival and Green Monday flashcards. 

 Use this fun wordsearch to practise the words you have learned!

Make sure you include a craft of a mask for added fun! Your little one will love decorating it. In our classes we really enjoyed making them! Here are two different mask templates you can use. And maybe, why not, you could even make a kite. Here is an easy template!

Happy Carnival and Green Monday everyone!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

International Mother Language Day

Happy International Mother Language Day!

A very important day for the awareness on mother languages and their cultural significance. Among other things this day promotes linguistic diversity and international understanding through multilingualism and multiculturalism. Let's take a moment to celebrate and appreciate our common heritage. To all the Mother tongues of the world!

Here is a children's song (originally a poem in "Gaitanaki" (Maypole) - a book by the children's author Zorz Sarri) that celebrates the spirit of multiculturalism. You may find the full song here.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Flashcards - My first phrases

A new set of flashcards for this week. Useful phrases to get your child to start using everyday phrases in Greek. You can practice them together when meeting new people or even during playtime when you and your little one enjoy a trip to the pretend grocery store or a pot of pretend tea!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Grammar Sprinkles - The verb to be

Grammar Sprinkles are back!

Today's topic is the verb to be (είμαι).

The verb είμαι is the Greek equivalent to the English verb to be:
  • I am
  • you are
  • he/she/it is 
  • we are
  • you are
  • they are
Today's handout includes the verb είμαι in all persons followed by a few examples of its usage in a sentence. You will also find two exercises. In the first one you have to match the personal pronoun with the right form of the verb while in the second one you have to use the correct cubes in the correct order to form a sentence containing the verb είμαι.

Grammar lessons made fun!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Nursery Rhyme: The cute butterfly

A lovely nursery rhyme. Children love to sing along and flap their arms like the butterfly. The butterfly flies playfully around, visits the flowers, sleeps in winter and comes back in the summer.

You can accompany this lovely nursery rhyme with a butterfly colouring page!