How international family partnerships change how kids learn.
Three sound reasons for global family cooperation.
1.) Global skills: Think open-minded and speak more than one language!
Climate and environment, economy and science, the web and the media - none of these care much about national borders. Challenges and chances are equally global these days. And yet, when kids talk to their language partners about school and play, music and sports, eating and drinking they understand intuitively that global thinking is just as important as the wonders of regional diversity.
2.) Cherish your family:
Fair and friendly cooperation from family to family minimizes the expenses and risks of international exchange. Global citizenship has become feasible and affordable.
Intelligent combination of the interests and ambitions of two, maybe three generations, makes life richer and partnerships more rewarding for all family members. What's more: They improve family bonds. Kids and parents have more common ground and there's always plenty to talk about.
3.) Learning with motivation:
International friendships make sure that a kid does no longer ask "Why would I need to learn this?" Languages, geography, history, natural sciences - knowledge that can be used daily is very welcome.
Lots of kids also initiate class- and school partnerships, thus exercising their organizational and leadership qualities and getting full credit for the domino effect: All of a sudden the entire class shows a much better performance!
Pass the word to parents you know: There are so many cool families out there. Connect!