Bosley, the Language Bear

Big Changes at TheLanguageBear.com!

Three Bosley BooksAs many of you may know, the Language Bear has long been a one-man show and it has been a LOT of work to keep up with all the details that go along with running an online bookstore as well as becoming a children’s author.  I’ve decided to simplify things a little bit and do away with the bookstore portion of the website.  You will now notice that there are no more books for sale!!  OH NO!!  Well, there are a couple… it’s going to be all Bosley all the time!

That’s right, the bookstore is too much work and not worth the effort.  Bosley on the other hand is ramping up and he’s having a blast!  The first two books have been very well recieved and have gotten excellent reviews from readers, parents, teachers and professionals from all around the world!  And as you can see, there are two more books in the works right now!!

Book 3:  Bosley’s First Words

Book 4:  Bosley Builds a Treehouse

I’m very excited about these two additions to the Adventures of Bosley Bear series and can’t wait to get them into print!  It’s a great feeling to see your own stories take shape and come to life in a book.  After these two come out, there are plenty more adventures that Bosley is just waiting to go on with you!  And I will be looking for input from the readers in order to keep improving the series as well.

I will still maintain the blog and will continue to write about ways to teach bilingualism to your children and other related topics when I can find the time to write.  My wife and I just had TWINS so time is scarce, (hence the simplification efforts here) but I will do my best.

I’m also very happy to announce that Bosley has a new publicist who will be helping me to get the word out there and make Bosley a superstar!!  Well, we’ll see about that, for now, we’ll at least try to make some new friends for him.

Book Number 3: Bosley’s First Words!

page_04Do you want to get your child learning foreign words right out of the gate like me?  Bosley’s First Words is designed for infants 0-2 years.  Teach your child very basic words and sentances with Bosley as he discovers his favorite foods and toys, meets his family, learns his numbers (1-10) and goes on a simple adventure consisting of a variety of commonly used verbs.  Corresponding imagery is a big part of this book.  Help your child commit new words to memory with visual associations.

High contrast illustrations are the best for infant’s eyes.  All of these images vividly pop right out of the page and pique your child’s interest at any age.

See more at: http://www.thelanguagebear.com/bosleys-first-words

Book Number 4: Bosley Builds a Treehouse

Bosley Builds a Treehouse Preview

Bosley and his friends playing in the forest.

Join Bosley on his fourth and most exciting adventure yet!  Learn new foreign words and phrases as Bosley designs, collects the supplies, and builds his very own treehouse.  This book has been written and will be illustrated soon.  The vocabulary and context in this book will give your child the means to talk about tools, building, designing, imagining, productivity and success!

Bosley’s First Words

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This book is for a younger child than the first two books.  Learn very basic words and sentences with Bosley as he discovers his favorite foods and toys, meets his family, learns his numbers (1-10) and goes on a simple adventure consisting of a variety of commonly used verbs.

High contrast illustrations are the best for infant’s eyes.  All of these images vividly pop right out of the page and pique your child’s interest at any age.page_05_small_0

Currently available in the following dual-language translations:
Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, RussianChinese, Hindi


 

 

How the internet has changed our ability to learn languages

The internet has changed the very way we live. When once we had to visit libraries to get the information that we wanted and had to sort through God only knows how many piles of books and other works just to get what we need, everything is now available at the push of a button through the internet. Everything we’ve ever needed is at our fingertips thanks to the innovation that is the internet and the boons it offers us. Also of note is how the internet has changed our very perception of language.

For instance, years ago, it may require a person to take up a specific language class to fully perfect their language in a given language. And there were times when a person wanting to learn another language had to go all the way to another country to immerse themselves in a community that can teach them the local language. That is no longer the case in this day and age as people can now meet other people over the internet with very little hassle and conduct entire conversations without even leaving the comforts of their own home.

For instance, a person wanting to learn Swedish for instance can simply seek out anyone knowledgeable in Swedish and willing to share their knowledge. They can either conduct lessons through paid services and sharing of accounts or simply share a mutual advantage by teaching each other their respective language. And to better improve one’s Swedish and test their own skills in the process, they can choose to join Swedish chatrooms where they’re sure to practice their second language skills.

GIVEAWAY: Bosley Goes to the Beach – ITALIAN – ENGLISH

Goodreads Book Giveaway
Bosley Goes to the Beach

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Giveaway ends June 16, 2013.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

That’s right, yet another giveaway! This time for the Italian-English version of the new book. It is open to entrants in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and even Italy!

Enter now, good luck!