Kids 2 Talk- Werkzeugkoffer Mehrsprachigkeit f r Kleinkinder.

4 Participating countries:
Project Reference: 135191-LLP-1-2007-1-DE-KA2-KA2MP
Part of :

Education and training\Life long learning (2007-2013)\LANGUAGES (KEY ACTIVITY 2)\Multilateral Projects

Summary

Kids2Talk is developing a “language through play” toolbox for small children growing up
in Europe in a multilingual, intercultural environment. The toolbox consists of innovative
play material for children and instructions for parents and teachers. Providing children
with focused support in their early years should awaken their interest in language and
multilingualism, arousing their curiosity and desire to develop language. Children from
all sections of society want to know how their world works. First contacts are made
through language. Kids2Talk supports the development of multilingualism right from the
start. A spiral-based curriculum makes it possible to bring children on board, whatever
their age. Around half of all children in Europe are growing up in areas where two or
more languages are spoken. These include children from migrant families, children in
border regions, children whose parents have a different nationality and children of
mobile parents.
National education systems and establishments for language support attach little
importance to early multilingualism. Kids2Talk is using innovative means to try to
permanently resolve the socio-educational issue of multilingualism. Kids2Talk supports
children in their thirst to acquire language and thus takes children in Europe seriously.
The aim of Kids2Talk is for children to experience language as something that is
exciting, in order to subsequently enable them to make competent decisions regarding
intercultural communication, knowledge acquisition in a global world and the
management of intangible cultural resources. Kids2Talk is developing materials to give
children an awareness of languages by means of innovative learning through play in the
early pre-school and primary school years. The methods are suitable for all languages
and support the early acquisition of linguistic ability and the capacity for multilingual
understanding with the aim of generating an understanding of other cultures early in life
in order to later improve Europeans’ competitive capacity and employability in a global
and pan-European context.

Results

Results for this project are not available.

Coordinator

IEIE - INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION INFORMATION EXCHANGE E.V.

Eberhardstrasse 61 STUTTGART 70173
martin.kilgus@ieie.de
+ 49/ 711600499


Partners

SPIELZEUGSCHACHTEL HANDELSGMBH
ANUP-INTERNATIONAL
DIRECTORATE OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION OF PIERIA OFFICE FOR MOBILITY AND EUROPEAN PROGRAMS

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