Useful Links

Dear parents and friends of the CSWB! We’re bringing you a list of weblinks designed to assist you with the upbringing of bilingual children.

  1. Reading in Czech – regardless of age, reading can be done with your children, both older and younger.
  2. Listening to audiobooks – listening to audio is often easier than reading complex texts, so make the most of it.
  3. Regularity – stick to a routine when carrying out your Czech- related activities every day.
  4. Grammar through games – you can practice grammar in the kitchen, bathroom or even park. Don’t be afraid to stick Post-it-Notes with grammatic rules and structures on furniture around the house, doors to the bathroom or outside in the garden, as long as they are frequently encountered by your child.
  5. One Večerníček – many activities – one short, bed-time fairytale can be used as the stimulus for a range of other conversations and games – for example you could try dubbing the hilarious Pat a Mat, coming up with funny comments or crafting the characters from paper, playdough, Lego etc.
  6. Stamina – you’re doing great, keep it up!
  7. Sharing – get in touch with fellow parents in a similar situation and share any tips or tricks you may have encountered.  You’re not in this alone!

For further inspiration we have attached a collection of weblinks and recommendations that parents previously shared with us.

About a bilingual upbringing

A video about the upbringing of bilingual children
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvGWMAUZ79_BFnVydzgNAHQ

A blog about the upbringing of bilingual children
https://bilingualmonkeys.com

First-hand tips for the parents of bilingual children
https://annapaap.cz

Reading in Czech

Czech books and interactive reading – app
https://booko.cz

Magazine Krajanek – a magazine for Czech children living abroad
https://www.krajanekvesvete.cz/casopis-krajanek/

Magic pen – books with an interactive digital pen
https://eshop.albi.cz/kouzelne-cteni/

Readmio – an app, which brings stories to life through sounds and music
https://www.readmio.com/cz/

Guidance when choosing books

Categorisation of books based on reading level
https://www.svetgramotnosti.cz/Knihy

Book clubs
https://new.ctenarskekluby.cz/knihy/deti-a-rodice

Literary works awarded Zlatá stuha (awarded to the best Czech children’s books)
http://zlatastuha.cz

Practicing Czech language and grammar

A range of resources offering materials for children living abroad
https://www.mojeceskaskola.cz

Explanations of grammatic features for children
https://www.mojecestina.cz

Grammatical exercises and guided reading comprehension
https://www.umimecesky.cz

An app for practicing Czech
https://www.funeasylearn.com/learn-czech

An app on Czech proverbs
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antarjaal.czechproverbs&hl=en_US&gl=US

Learningapps – online exercises (there is also the option of creating your own exercises for free)
https://learningapps.org

Wordwall – online exercises (there is also the option of creating your own)
https://wordwall.net/community

Fleshcards – designed to practice Czech vocabulary (there is also the option of creating your own)
https://quizlet.com

Duolingo – an app for foreign learning languages 
https://cs.duolingo.com

6000 Words – an app for learning vocabulary
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/6000-words-learn-english-language-for-free/id923280720

Click4Czech – practicing vocabulary a grammar for Czech as a second language
https://www.click4czech.cz/app/

Memrise – games for practicing language skills 
https://www.memrise.com

Games in czech-online and board games

Code names (for older kids)
https://codenames.game

A game with characters from comics – Anča and Pepík
https://decko.ceskatelevize.cz/anca-a-pepik/anca-pepik-to-nebude-hracka

Internet for kids – Alík
https://www.alik.cz

Mini games for kids 
https://hry.rozhlas.cz

Bomb game, Tik Tak boom!
https://www.deskovehry.com/recenze-tik-tak-bum-vybusna-hra/

About Czech

State symbols for kids 
http://www.mujstat.cz/muj_stat.aspx

History of the Czech nation – short videos about czech history
https://www.ceskatelevize.cz/porady/10177109865-dejiny-udatneho-ceskeho-naroda/dily/

Czech memory games- shirt videos about czech regions
https://decko.ceskatelevize.cz/ceske-pexeso

About Leo Janáček
https://www.leosjanacek.eu/pexeso/

Comic Books – Czech

Milada Rezková, Lukáš Urbánek: Rackomix
http://www.zlatastuha.cz/rackomix

Nikkarin: Super Spellsword Sága
http://www.zlatastuha.cz/super-spellsword-saga-

History – Czech comic series
https://www.kosatik.eu/komiks/

20th century stories – we are still at war
https://www.jestejsmevevalce.cz

Džian Baban, Vojtěch Mašek: The dragon never sleeps
https://www.knihex.cz/kniha/0615-drak-nikdy-nespi

Jan Novák, Jaromír 99: So far so good
https://www.czechlit.cz/en/book/zatim-dobry-en/

Jiří Lapáček: Detective Pike’s question marks
https://www.databazeknih.cz/knihy/otazniky-detektiva-stiky-151931

Comic books - translated

Museums and exhibitions

TV and radio

Facebook groups

If you will have more tips we would be greatful if you would email us any ideas at mail to: info@czechschool.org.uk.

Have a nice day, we wish you luck with raising your bilingual children.

ČŠBHL Team