Education

Another book recommendation, this time in English, is one we love to read here at home, The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, by Eugene Trivizas with illustrations by Helen Oxebury. In this book, the classic story of the Three Little Pigs is turned inside out. This time the three little wolves come together and use modern materials, such as concrete, chains, steel, barbed wire, to construct houses to protect themselves from the Big Bad Pig. It is a great book and has a lovely ending. I recommend Reading this book to children between 4 and 9 years old,…

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We live in a time where children are born breathing technology. Therefore, why not use it in the educational process and help our little Brazilians learn Portuguese? When I thought of having children here (my husband is English) one of the things which I used to ask myself was “how am I going to get them to learn my language?” Yes, they are English, but they are also Brazilian and for us it was always important that they had contact with the Portuguese language. Well, since they were small, they have always watched cartoons in Portuguese – there was Galinha…

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You can now register for the VI Children’s Drawing Competition, promoted by the Ministry of International Relations of Brazil. The competition is titled Brasileirinhos no Mundo (Young Brazilians in the World), and is aimed at Brazilian children between 6 and 12 years old, who live abroad. The competition seeks to promote general interest in Brazil and all things Brazilian amongst this young public. With the theme O que Aprendi na Escola (What I Learned at School), the drawings should portray, in a creative and original way, some form of learning that has taken place at school, be it from formal education or…

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