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.
- Reading in Czech – regardless of age, reading can be done with your children, both older and younger.
- Listening to audiobooks – listening to audio is often easier than reading complex texts, so make the most of it.
- Regularity – stick to a routine when carrying out your Czech- related activities every day.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stamina – you’re doing great, keep it up!
- 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
A blog about the upbringing of bilingual children
First-hand tips for the parents of bilingual children
Reading in Czech
Czech books and interactive reading – app
Magazine Krajanek – a magazine for Czech children living abroad
Magic pen – books with an interactive digital pen
Readmio – an app, which brings stories to life through sounds and music
Guidance when choosing books
Practicing Czech language and grammar
A range of resources offering materials for children living abroad
Explanations of grammatic features for children
Grammatical exercises and guided reading comprehension
An app for practicing Czech
An app on Czech proverbs
Learningapps – online exercises (there is also the option of creating your own exercises for free)
Wordwall – online exercises (there is also the option of creating your own)
Fleshcards – designed to practice Czech vocabulary (there is also the option of creating your own)
Duolingo – an app for foreign learning languages
6000 Words – an app for learning vocabulary
Click4Czech – practicing vocabulary a grammar for Czech as a second language
Memrise – games for practicing language skills
Games in czech-online and board games
Code names (for older kids)
A game with characters from comics – Anča and Pepík
Internet for kids – Alík
Mini games for kids
Bomb game, Tik Tak boom!
State symbols for kids
History of the Czech nation – short videos about czech history
Czech memory games- shirt videos about czech regions
About Leo Janáček
Comic Books – Czech
Milada Rezková, Lukáš Urbánek: Rackomix
Nikkarin: Super Spellsword Sága
History – Czech comic series
20th century stories – we are still at war
Džian Baban, Vojtěch Mašek: The dragon never sleeps
Jan Novák, Jaromír 99: So far so good
Jiří Lapáček: Detective Pike’s question marks
Comic books - translated
Museums and exhibitions
National museums and exhibitions online
National Museum – for children
Music exhibition menagerie
Exhibition in DOX
TV and radio
ČŠBHL parents | CSWBL Parents abroad
I also speak Czech
Dlouhá Punčocha (bookstore page)