Should we introduce Chinese as a second language in school?

Apr 05 2014
Chineasy Language learning london mums magazine

You may have seen in the papers a couple of months ago, David Cameron announced a new language plan for UK schools which focuses on ditching French and Spanish in favour of Mandarin classes. On the China tour with Mr Cameron at the time was author, ShaoLan, who has devised a revolutionary new way to read Chinese in our new book Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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One hour a week to a cleverer child? It’s a no-brainer with music education!

Feb 19 2014

Most of us have heard about the Mozart Effect; the idea that playing Mozart to our children improves their IQ. However, studies have long since disproven this media-hyped phenomenon. Listening to a genius does not make your child a genius, no more than watching world-class athletes compete on television will make us fitter.

About Liisa Henriksson-Macaulay

This guest post is written by Liisa Henriksson-Macaulay, founder of the early music education programme Moosicology and author of the bestselling parenting book, The Music Miracle: The Scientific Secret to Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential. For more information, please visit moosicology.com

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MINDDRIVE Helping Children Learn

Jan 31 2014

MINDDRIVE is fast becoming a familiar name in the world of education, and cars, though not everyone knows why these two different sectors of society are so closely linked with this name. MINDRIVE is a non-profit organisation set up and run in Kansas City, designed to help young, at risk teens to think about their future, and how they can use their vision to shape and develop the urban work force.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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