Bosley, the Language Bear

Bosley’s Holiday Bonanza!!

Bosley-Bonanza

 

More grandkids?

More neices and nephews to shop for this year?

Bosley’s got you covered!

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Buy 4 copies of
“Bosley Sees the World”
and get 2 FREE!

Normal price of $60, yours for $40!

That’s six X-mas presents,
out of the way, right now!

This deal won’t be around long, better make up your mind!!

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(They ALL include English)

Bosley books all around this year!!

 

Preview of Bosley Sees the World:

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Bosley Sees the World is Designed to Teach!

The language bear’s dual-language books are self-directed learning tools and are specifically designed to help young children better understand foreign words and phrases. The teaching methods used in this book allow children to learn at their own pace and enjoy the learning process.  These methods include:

  • Repeat words
  • Simple phrases
  • Opposites
  • Highlighted vocab words
  • Contextual learning
  • Corresponding imagery

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“Merry Christmas” in the Languages of the World

Christmas is celebrated all over the world in so many different ways.  It’s not called Christmas everywhere, and it’s different in every country you 1239964_christmas_world_ballmay visit, but come this time of year most cultures have an extensive holiday season where love, peace and good tidings are spread from neighbor to neighbor, friend to friend, and in some cases foe to foe.

Here is a list of how “Merry Christmas” is said or the concept of good tidings can be said all over the world.

Can you memorize all of them??  (…me neither)

Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees
Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees
African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden
Arabic: Milad Majid
Argentine: Feliz Navidad
Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal
Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!
Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha
Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce
Bosnian: (BOSANSKI) Cestit Bozic i Sretna Nova godina
Brazilian: Feliz Natal
Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
Chile: Feliz Navidad
Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun
Chinese: (Mandarin) Sheng Dan Kuai Le
Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Corsian: Pace e salute
Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo
Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Croatian: Sretan Bozic
Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish: Glædelig Jul
Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak
Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast
English: Merry Christmas
Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian: Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
Ethiopian: (Amharic) Melkin Yelidet Beaal
Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!
Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish: Hyvaa joulua
Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
French: Joyeux Noel
Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
Galician: Bo Nada
Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
German: Fröhliche Weihnachten
Greek: Kala Christouyenna!
Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri’cho o Rish D’Shato Brichto
Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!
Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew: Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi: Shub Naya Baras (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Hungarian: Boldog Karácsonyt
Icelandic: Gledileg Jol
Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.
Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags
Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Kurdish: Serî sallî nwê pîroz
Lao: souksan van Christmas
Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Latvian: Prieci’gus Ziemsve’tkus un Laimi’gu Jauno Gadu!
Lausitzian:Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto
Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu
Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un ‘n moi Nijaar
Luxembourgish: Schèine Chreschtdaag an e gudde Rutsch
Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik
Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb
Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori: Meri Kirihimete
Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Navajo: Merry Keshmish
Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul
Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado
Papiamento: Bon Pasco
Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo
Philippines: Maligayang Pasko!
Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
Portuguese:Feliz Natal
Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha
Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn
Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!
Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit
Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
Sami: Buorrit Juovllat
Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou
Scots Gaelic: Nollaig Chridheil dhuibh
Serbian: Hristos se rodi.
Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto
Spanish: Feliz Navidad
Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År
Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tamil: (Tamizh) Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!
Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas
Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian: Z Rizdvom Khrystovym or S rozhdestvom Kristovym
Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh: Nadolig Llawen
Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye’dun!

 

And a Happy New Year!

Twin Bosleys on the way!!

I’m very happy to announce that my wife and I recently found out we are going to be having twin boys in early 2013!  This is extremely exciting news for us and we can’t wait to meet our two new babies!  As a children’s book author and advocate for children’s literacy it’s going to be so exciting to have a little family of my own to grow with and share books with.  You can rest assured that we will be reading dual-language books from the very start and encouraging the use of multiple languages.  I’m sure I will take inspiration from them for my next Bosley book and hopefully be able to share with you some of the lessons that they teach me along the way.

Stay tuned for more information and enjoy the holiday season!

Summer Travel Activities for Bilingual Children

Summer holidays can be the best time for your children to learn a new language at home, or get enrolled in a language course. Your children can learn a number of languages, now, such as, French, Russian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, and many more. Equip your child with one of these widely spoken languages, and it will help your child boost his or her self-confidence, and make them more competitive in the global job scenario. Summer holidays are a great time to spend more and more time with your child, help them learn a skill that could be beneficial for them in the coming future. It is a great time to take your child on a trip to the country where that particular language is widely spoken, or is an official language in that country. Always encourage your children to keep trying and keep learning that language.

Spending a few weeks in that country will help your child to get immersed in that language and culture completely, this way they will learn and understand the importance of that language. If you are trying to teach your minority language to your children, do take them on a holiday trip to your home country, take them to such trips when they are younger, as children grow up they like to follow what their peers are doing, usually. Traveling and meeting up new people is a fun way to learn a new language, children can learn a language much faster when they are enjoying doing it. You can also play a number of games with your bilingual children while traveling, and it is a wonderful way to educate and have a good time. If you are traveling by road, you can play a simple game known as “alphabet search”, also, ask your children to name various objects they see on their way in one or more languages.

While traveling by road, you can see a number of wonderful and unique things on your way, there are sign boards, animals, plants, billboards, cars, trucks, buses, restaurants and much more. Traveling can provide you with a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your child, and help them learn the language faster. Your child will never forget his language lessons, if you keep the learning process active and alive during the holiday break. If it is not possible for you to make a trip to a different country with your family, you can find a community in your localities who speak that foreign language fluently. For example, it is easy to find a Spanish speaking family in your neighborhood, you can let your children play with Spanish speaking children, or let your children make frequent visits to their home. You can also gift bilingual books to your children during the holidays, or bilingual games.

Keep appreciating your children, and provide them with incentives on every progress that they make. Read out to them bilingual story books every night, play bilingual games with them, reading has both linguistic and cognitive benefits for your children. So make use of this leisure time in a practical way, and help your child learn a foreign language efficiently.