SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileBecause English is so dominant, some parents want to completely immerse their kids in Canadian culture and they have difficulty seeing the benefits of maintaining another language.Kelly insists there is more reason than ever before to have another language, as a way to maintain identity and for the financial compensation of bilingualism or trilingualism in the workplace down the road.She says that if you don’t make a special effort to practise the first language with children, they will blame you later on when they lose it.Research shows between that up to age six, kids are “wired” to learn languages. If you learn a language before puberty, you won’t have an accent.She says while most parents want their children to learn as many languages as they can, others are concerned that if the children do speak a second language, their English will not be as good, or they will be confused.The rule to remember, she says, is “one person, one language; one place, one language,” so each parent can speak a different language to the child as long as it’s consistent. Or if you go to grandmother’s place and Chinese may be the only language spoken there, that’s fine, too.
So randomness has this way of promoting addictive behaviour. You keep waiting for that reward.”Ryerson new media student Keegan Shim knows the feeling well. He has a BlackBerry and estimates he sends and responds to at least 50 text messages a day, not including emails.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileA Happy Meal box and toy are shown outside of a McDonald’s restaurant in San Francisco. A new city law will require the fast food giant to stop including toys in kids’ meals unless they meet healthier nutritional guidelines. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)A consumer protection group filed a class action suit against McDonald’s Wednesday morning, claiming the toys included in Happy Meals bait and induce children to develop a preference for nutritionally poor foods.The suit was filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest on behalf of Monet Parham of Sacramento, Calif., and her six year old daughter Maya.”McDonald’s exploits very young California children and harms their health by advertising unhealthy happy meals with toys directly to them,” the suit states.The lawsuit contains allegations not proven in court.
The three count indictment was filed Thursday in the Southern District of Ohio. The case is notable because Mohamud, 23, actually went to Syria and returned to conduct attacks, Reid reports. Most “aspiring jihadists” don’t leave the country. When the game ended, Krikorian and the rest of his staff leaped into the water, shoes and clothes and all. Players swam across the pool, jumped on to the deck and pumped their fists as their crowd of supporters wailed and chanted. They grabbed flags from the fans and draped them over their shoulders..