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#1 effective Polish teaching program for children

Children can quickly learn and speak Polish, thanks to the award-winning lessons by Dino Lingo Kids

Award winning

Dino Lingo Polish for Kids is an award-winning language teaching program pedagogically designed for small children.

Easy learning

After watching the DVDs several times and playing with the flashcards, most children can easily name everyday objects and understand basic phrases in Polish.

Perfect set

This program consists of 5 DVDs, flashcards, posters, books and the parents guide.

For all children

Dino Lingo Polish for Kids is suitable for all children between the ages of 1 and 8 years.

Polish for kids full home education set
Polish for kids full home education set
5 DVDs / 150 flashcards / 10 posters / a vocabulary book
a coloring book / world map / Polish flag / parents guide
a dinosaur plush toy / progress chart and report / songs CD

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Polish for kids basic set
Polish for kids basic set
5 DVDs / 150 flashcards / dinosaurs poster / parents guide
progress chart and report

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Polish for kids posters set
10 vocabulary posters
world map / Polish flag
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Polish for kids DVDs
Introduction to Polish for kids
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What is in the "Polish for kids full home education set" ?

Polish learning DVDs for kids

Dino Lingo Polish for Kids learning program teaches the
most common 200 Polish words and phrases in 5 DVDs.

DVD 1 – Let's Count: Numbers and colors / 35 min.
DVD 2 – Let's Eat: Food, fruit and vegetables / 35 min.
DVD 3 – Let's Play: Toys, house items, vehicles / 35 min.
DVD 4 – Let's Jump: Verbs, actions and nature / 35 min.
DVD 5 – Let's Learn: Family, body parts, and clothes / 35 min.

Daily conversations, greetings and animals are included in all five DVDs.
Polish learning DVDs for kids
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Polish learning flashcards for kids

Dino Lingo Polish learning flashcards teach the most common one hundred and fifty words in Polish. Each flash card set comes in a small size box and contains 150 flashcards.

Polish Flashcard set categories: Numbers, colors, food, fruit and vegetables, house items, body parts, family, clothes, vehicles, nature, animals and greetings.

Polish learning flashcards for kids

Polish vocabulary book for kids

Polish vocabulary book for kids

Dino Lingo Polish learning book is considered as a guide book for the DVDs. It's designed the way that parents can follow each lesson through the book. The book has colorful animations and subtitles. All the pages are printed on a glossy paper.

Polish learning book categories: Numbers, colors, food, fruit and vegetables, house items, body parts, family, clothes, vehicles, nature, animals and greetings.

Polish poster set for kids


  • colors

  • numbers

  • vehicles

  • food

  • fruit and vegetables

  • clothes

  • house items

  • body parts

  • nature

  • animals

Dino Lingo Polish posters teach the most common one hundred and fifty words in 10 posters. All the words are written in Polish. Each poster is printed on a glossy cardstock paper. Posters are foldable and very easy to use.

Polish poster set categories: Numbers, colors, food, fruit and vegetables, house items, body parts, clothes, vehicles, nature, and animals.

World map

World map

Dino Lingo world map poster is designed to help parents teach the countries and flags of the world in a fun way. Every country is painted by the colors of its own flag, which makes it easier to understand the concept of the "world" and will help your child grow up to be a more global person.

Polish flag

Polish flag

The national flag of Poland is also included in the full set to make sure your kid not only learns Polish but also gets familiarized with Polish culture at the same time.

Dino Lingo coloring book

Dino Lingo coloring book was created with the book and the posters in mind. While coloring the illustrations from the book and the posters, kids will naturally remember and repeat the words in Polish.

Parents' Guide Booklet

Dino Lingo Parents Guide is designed to help parents learn how to teach a foreign language to their children. It also has information on how to use our DVDs in the most effective way.

A dinosaur plush toy

Every full educational set comes with a small dinosaur plush toy.

Progress chart and report

How to Monitor Your Child's Progress:
Dino Lingo language learning sets (Full Home Education sets and Basic sets) includes a special "Progress Chart" which helps to monitor your child's progress weekly. This chart also includes 200 small stickers and a weekly progress report. All the images from the DVDs and flashcards are included in the chart.

how it works : 1 - Show your child an image from the progress chart
2 - Put a sticker under each correct answer
3 - Reward your child for correct answers
4 - Repeat it every week

Progress chart

Polish children's songs CD

This album includes 20 Polish children's songs, which may be used as a fun way to introduce and familiarize your child with traditional Polish sounds and rhythms. Listen to this fun and upbeat compilation together, in the car, at home, or where ever the fun may take you!

Polish children's songs titles: CD1 : 01 JESTEM SOBIE PRZEDSZKOLACZEK, 02 STARY NIEDZWIEDZ MOCNO SPI, 03 JEDZIE POCIĄG Z DALEKA, 04 MY JESTEŚMY KRASNOLUDKI, 05 TA DOROTKA, 06 NA WOJTUSIA Z POPIELNIKA, 07 MAM CHUSTECZKĘ HAFTOWANĄ, 08 BIEDRONECZKI, 09 BYŁ SOBIE KRÓL..., 10 ZUZIA LALKA NIEDUŻA
CD2 : 01 STO LAT, 02 PLUSZOWE NIEDŹWIADKI, 03 RUDY RYDZ, 04 LATO, LATO, 05 JADĄ MISIE, 06 PIESKI MAŁE DWA, 07 HEJ, NA KRAKOWSKIM RYNKU, 08 OJCIEC WIRGILIUSZ, 09 KRAKOWIACZEK JEDEN, 10 JINGLE BELLS /POLISH VERSION/

My 4 year old loved this!

My husband's family is Italian and I thought it would be really neat to teach our daughter some Italian. I watched the video with her and we both really enjoyed it. She was very interested to watch the animated cartoon characters and the learning was easy to follow. I think shes the perfect age for getting the most out of this video. Younger children might not learn as much so quickly, but im sure they would still enjoy watching the video. I would definitely recommend this as a tool for teaching your child simple words and phrases in Italian.
- Erin B. -

Great for young children!

My kids are 1/2 Korean, ages 4 and 2 1/2. Although their grandmother is with them during the day and speaks to them in Korean, it's been hard to get them interested in speaking the Korean language themselves. We currently have a private Korean tutor who comes for one hour twice a week, but purchased Dino Lingo to supplement their language classes during the week. As an adult, the structure of the videos seem odd at first. However, after a few times watching the DVD's, I realized the structure is to keep the children entertained and interested. It really does keep their attention and my children love to repeat the Korean words as it plays.
- M. Hur -

Great set! My son loves it!

I am a Turk and my wife is American. Since my son is spending more time with my wife when I am at work, I don't get as much time to practice Turkish with my 3 year old. So I decided to buy this when I heard about it from a friend of mine. Let me tell you, this really works! My kid loves it (duhh! what 3 year old wouldn't like dinosaurs!) and started to pick up lots of words. I like how this is laid out as a fun activity than some sort of course/lecture. Highly recommend it!
- Emre -

Dino Lingo Spanish learning DVDs are great! My kids love them.

I researched a lot before purchasing these dvds. I bought both Portuguese and Spanish Language DVDs for kids. They are both excellent. I am very pleased with our purchase and would recommend them to everyone. The kids learn Spanish without realizing it. They love to repeat the different phrases. Great customer service. I called to ask questions and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Thank you!
- JH -

DINO LINGO KOREAN

My wife is a Korean-American and we speak English at home. I purchased Dino Lingo Korean DVDs few weeks before we went to Korea as a family. I wanted my 2,5 year old daughter to learn some Korean so she could impress our relatives living there. I am glad I did it, as soon as DVDs arrived, she started watching them all the time, she loved the animations, bit by bit she started repeating the words and phrases, and she would look at the flashcards and tell us the name of the objects. When we went to Korea, all our relatives seemed so happy how she could pronounce those words perfect. They would point to her nose and she would say "nose" in Korean, and head, hair, hat, etc... and everybody would laugh. Mission accomplished. I would recommend these DVDs to anyone who wants to teach beginner level to their kids. Now we're back from Korea and she picked up a lot over there, we need more advanced levels. I am happy with my purchase and I recommend.
- Eoin -

Cute and Keeps Child's Attention

I watched a lesson with my 3 year old son and it was a little over 20 minutes long. My son HATES watching TV. He would rather be up running around and playing. However, he sat through the ENTIRE lesson and seemed to absolutely LOVE it! He counted along with the dinosaurs and recognized some animals, and learned a new word or two! I had my doubts before we watched the lesson, but as I watched it with him, I realized how educational it was. The characters do silly things to keep the child's attention, which I even chuckled at! Very cute and educational!
- Afwife -

If you want your Kids to learn another language, this is the program for you!

At first, I was a little skeptical of trying the program because my daughter is a little young. She's going to be 3 in September, and already, she's picked up on words and uses them. You can hear her when she plays with her toys pointing to her stuffed kitty and saying gatto.I give it 5 starts because it is not only a learning program, but fun for the kids as well!
- Tara P. -

Excellent Language Learning DVD My kid is learning portuguese and having fun!

These Portuguese kids DVDs are great. They come with flashcards and my kids both love them. The characters are very creative and cute. My kids have learned several Portuguese phrases. I am definately going to check out other languages. I purchased the Spanish DVD language set as well.
- JH -

Great for kids

I really dont like to let my son what tv too much ..but this dvd was great for him .Since I speak portuguese and my husband english ...he knows both ..and that made him realized that were 2 different ways to talk .Also he learned a lot new words ...just having fun watching the video ;0)
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Amazing!

I have been looking for a program to teach my children polish. I have tried tons. My kids ages 3 and 5, love these videos. They watch one everyday. It has only been about a month,but they already know so much. My inlaws who speak polish said they are learning so fast and have excellent pronunciation. This is the best program ever. These videos make it so easy to pick up the language. My kids don't even realize that it is learning program. I love it! I wish they had a more difficult version after they master these videos that they can go on to.
- Jessica -

Recommend to everyone

My wife is Polish and she was looking for toys and videos to teach our 3 year old Polish and told me she couldn't find anything useful. One day I ran across this set while I was searching something completely different. I was hesitant but I bought the DVDs just to surprise her... The DVDs and the cards are alright. The poster was folded into 2 halves which I didn't like much. The videos seem to be fun and engaging as our daughter keeps watching and doesn't seem to get bored. Her favorite part is animals and the scenes where the characters dance. Although she is not much interested in dinosaurs, she enjoys watching the videos.She sometimes choose to watch the Dino DVD instead of some recent movies we got for her which makes my job easier when I babysit her. I should also say that the videos don't only have dinosaurs but soome variety such as animals, 3D characters, quiz-like stuff, etc. The downside is there are many repetitions that might be overwhelming for adults. But for a small child it apparently works.When we visited Poland last month, our daughter was able to say many things to my mother in-law in Polish and both I and my wife were just amazed...
- Filip -

Wonderful for Kids

This is a great program to teach children basic words in Spanish! My son is 16 months old and it keeps his attention. Although he is not saying too many words yet, I am able to follow and say things in both English and Spanish to him. I love this aspect of the videos, that I can interact with him through this program as well! It's wonderful!
- Matixs M. -

5 stars

My son is learning Polish. We bought this program with the recommendation of a family friend, and I and my wife Magdalena first were first cautious because it was something like between an entertainment video and a game, it was amazing to hear my son uttering words in Polish. Recommended.
- Whooping -

Absolutely amazing program!

My sons had learned a little bit of spanish from Dora the explorer on TV< but aside from that had never been exposed to other languages. However with in 5 minutes of watching the Dutch session they were both running around saying different words in dutch! They seemed to have an extremely good understanding of what they were saying as well! I am SO thrilled about Dino Lingo!! We will definitely be using Dino Lingo Programs in general to help advance our children's speech and language abilities!
- Krysti M. -

a world of a difference

My son has had trouble learning his words. He works with tutors and specialists but this program has him enjoying learning the words as he sits there and reads them to me. He gets so excited when he gets the word without any help. I am so proud of how far he has come, It seriously is a world of a difference.
- Acavano -

Fun dinos teaching spanish

My two year old son enjoyed watching the free viewing of one episode of the Dinos teaching spanish from Influenster. My son is currently going through an early intervention for speech specialist and is still building his vocabulary. Although he didn't immediately pick up the words being taught, the show definitely kept his attention. I would really consider this DVD set once he's gotten to a better place with his speech progress in English.
- TS Mom -

Fun product

Growing up bilingual was a unique advantage , and I was afraid my son would grow up not learning polish. This is a great product for helping me start teaching my baby the basics. The dvds cover the basics, are very engaging for children (some of the animations are a little weird). I do wish that they had more products to progress to e.g advanced polish for kids.
- JJ -

Excellent Language Learning Program

I always am looking to advance myself as well as my little one. What I loved about this one was the colors and graphics really attracted my little one. She really liked the characters and was just as enjoyable as her fav. NickJr. cartoons.
- Miche -

Great way to keep my language

I had a sample sent to me in a mail that had all kinds of languages and I have tobe honest - my kids watched all of them, which was fun, but I was really happy with Russian language episode. First and foremost - it was read by a native speaker, which is a HUGE plus and it had a lot of words. Based on one episode I have I think it's a great way to add new words to my kids vocabulary and still have fun with it. I haven't seen the cards, but the DVDs on its own are AWESOME!
- Yelena B. -

Awesome learning for kids

Played this for my 5 year old, but the 10 year olds were just as interested in it as the 5 year old. This is a great program and had my kids completely engaged in learning. Half the time I don't even think they realized they were learning!
- DI2 -

Useful for adults too.

We don't have any kids. You might call us senior citizens. We're planning a trip to Turkey in the near future. We've used the Pimsleur Turkish language CDs to get a strong introduction to the Turkish language but we wanted a way to get a broad overview of Turkish vocabulary. We figured that a product designed to teach kids might be just what we needed. That's why we ordered this product. It works! Although not ideal for adult sensibilities, these DVDs provide a broad overview of the Turkish vocabulary. Turkish is presented in a fun way. You can learn hundreds of words for foods, animals, nature, activities, objects, people, relationships, etc. It would be nice if they offered some of the same content in a more compact, adult format, but, even so, this is a good way to learn. Maybe after we return from our trip, we'll give the DVDs to the grand-kids.
- Vanman -

DinoLingo for Kids Spanish

DinoLingo for kids is a super easy, fun way for children to learn a new language. It incorporates cute characters and scenes that get the child interested and involved. This is a great way to start early and learn at home, while having fun at the same time. My child has only watched a few bits of this product so far and already can recognize spanish words. This is definitely a great option for someone that wants their child to learn a language, but they do not know one themselves. Your child will not want to stop watching the DVD.
- JDawn -

(All of these reviews were originally posted on Amazon.)

Polish learning program for kids by Dino Lingo
Dino Lingo understands that learning the Polish language for children is different than it is for adults. Polish learning for kids requires a radically different approach. Our Polish lessons for children use fun DVDs, books, flashcards, games, songs, and online lessons. With our approach, children learn to speak Polish in a more organic, less regimented way. Our program makes learning Polish for children fun. Soon children understand and speak Polish in a naturalistic manner. There's never been a more powerful and easy method for teaching Polish to a child. No other lesson system or course is quite like it.
Our award winning Polish teaching method incorporates the stuff kids love with results that are truly amazing and praised in testimonials and reviews by parents and schools alike. In short, Dino Lingo gets results. Our animated dinosaur characters do the Polish teaching in the most efficient way. The results are linguistic magic. Our system of Polish learning DVDs, books, flashcards, games, songs, online lessons and cartoons gets your kid motivated, fully engaged, and speaking Polish fast.
A popular learning set all around the world

Dino lingo language learning programs are used by
hundreds of schools and childcare centers worldwide.

Here are some of Dino Lingo's institutional customers.
What is Dino Lingo method and how does it work?
We make it easy and fun to learn the Polish language for children.
Full immersion: Our program is presented in Polish, no translations or confusions.
Contextual variation: During the DVD, each word is presented at least in four different contexts,
such as: cartoon image, cartoon animation, real image, real video, etc.
Gradual interval recall: All words and phrases are repeated several times throughout the DVDs.
Subtitles: All words have Polish subtitles.

For more detailed info on our method, please check Dino Lingo method.
Hi! I just wanted to say a huge thank you for creating such a wonderful product. I bought the learn Finnish DVDs for my little boy when he was only 6 months old and it is the best thing I've ever got for him! Him watches them so intensely, you can almost see him learning. When I found Dino Lingo I had been looking for some kind of DVD for my son to be able to learn Finnish as I own a business in Finland and we are planning to move back there someday. I only speak a little Finnish and my pronunciation isn't very good and he is too young for Finnish school so these DVDs were perfect as he can hear proper pronunciation and they are great for refreshing my Finnish too. I would love to see some more advanced DVDs for slightly older kids and maybe some workbooks. It's so hard to find language learning programs in Finnish. Thanks again! We love Dino Lingo!!

Amy Greenland

I found the lessons from Dino Lingo heart warming and engaging. My kids loved the dinosaurs and were so proud of the words they learned. The animation was very cute and everything was easy to follow. I could easily see my kids staying engaged while learning a new language. This is a terrific program for toddlers, preschoolers, and even school aged children. If anything it will expose them to a new language that they can build upon.

Heidi Boelsma

I loved the Dino Lingo set, in the Italian language. My daughter loved it, the images kept her locked and loaded. She repeated words out loud while watching it and now she loves to show off her new language skills, every time she gets an opportunity to speak Italian she will. Even my child's teacher is impressed. Its a great way for anyone to learn a language, I myself picked up a few things from watching. I look forward to introducing and mastering the sets of other languages in the future with Dino Lingo with my daughter.

Brittney Fonseca(Mom) / Emily D. Fonseca(Daughter)

My toddler loves his 'Dino Movie' and requests it on a daily basis; sometimes multiple times a day.The dinosaurs and other fun characters are animated and engaging, keeping my son glued to his TV. Sure enough he started walking around the house in no time saying things like "hola!" and "pez" as he pointed to the fish bowl! I almost couldn't believe how quickly he caught on to some of the words and phrases! Now that were a few months in; Reece is repeating most if not all of the simple words and phrases...

Britnee Sammons

I love your dvd programs. My daughter is going on 2 and the spanish dvd is so entertaining for her. Ive noticed her speaking a little in spanish and hope that ahe picks it up as a second language. My oldest is 7 and learned from dino lingo so well that she wants to take on another language. Thank you for the FUN, EASY way to learn spanish. Love,

Paula Rivas
Rivas family

I couldn't believe how fast my children and myself for that matter started to pick up a new language! They started repeating the new words just seconds after hearing and seeing them on screen. The DinoLingo videos are fun and entertaining, kids never even realize they are "learning". The DinoLingo program is a great addition to any child's education.

Paula Crawford
Joshua 8 yrs old / George 7 yrs old

Learning with Dino Lingo is not only fun but enjoyable for my son and since it's cartoon characters it helps my child relate and learn. He loves Dinosaurs so he is excited every time we put in the DVD, and is eager to learn some new words.He was so excited to tell me all the words he learned the first time he watched it and share the words with friends from school. It helps create a wonderful, fun bonding experience with my son all while learning a new language. There are so many different languages to choose from that will teach your child a new language.

Autumn Eaton

When my son turned 2 years old he didn't express a lot of interest in talking and his doctor was a little concerned. After countless times of trying language learning DVD's, I was introduced to Dino Lingo. I chose the Dino Lingo DVD in our primary language, English, and my son loved it! We watched Dino Lingo almost everyday and about two weeks later my son was saying new words left and right! He really enjoyed the characters and seemed to have a ton of fun watching. Now that we are on a steady path to talking, I am planning on trying the Spanish DVD next!

Cassie Boling

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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Do you ship Dino Lingo language learning sets overseas?
Yes. We ship our language learning sets to over 100 different countries worldwide. Including Australia, England, Canada, Japan, Philippines, South Africa, UAE, Singapore, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, France, Russia, Spain, Brazil, China, New Zealand, Sweden, South Korea, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Italy, Cyprus, Qatar, Poland, Viet Nam, Hong Kong, Belgium and more.


DVD FORMATS AND DVD REGIONS

Do Dino Lingo DVDs play in other countries?
Yes. We ship Dino Lingo DVDs in the format suitable to each country.
Dino Lingo DVD Regions: (All regions worldwide) 1,2,3,4,5,6. NTSC & PAL/SECAM.
Additionally you can also watch our DVDs on your computers as well.


# 1 Skuteczny Polski Program nauczania dla dzieci

Dzięki wielokrotnie nagradzanemu programowi Dino Lingo Kids, dzieci mogą szybko nauczyć się mówić po polsku.

  • Dino Lingo Polski dla dzieci to wielokrotnie nagradzany program nauczania języka obcego, który został pedagogicznie zaprojektowany dla małych dzieci.
  • Program ten składa się z 5 płyt DVD, 100 flash card, plakatów i podręcznika dla rodziców.
  • Po obejrzeniu płyty DVD kilka razy i gry z flashcards, większość dzieci będzie mogła z łatwością wymienić przedmioty codziennego użytku i zrozumieć podstawowe zwroty w języku polskim.
  • Dino Lingo Polski dla dzieci jest odpowiednim programem dla dzieci w wieku od 2 do 7 roku życia.

How to teach kids Polish ?

Motivation Motivation Motivation
It's extremely important that kids have motivation to learn Polish. How to increase their motivation is not as difficut as you might think.You can simply do the following

-Rewards
Offer them rewards for learning extra words or phrases (e.g. , a chocolate bar from Poland, a trip to a Polish restaurant, or his/her favorite place, such as an amusement park)

-Surprises
Especially for small children, including infants and toddlers, surprises are proven to increase motivation. If you play games like peekaboo (for babies) your child will be able to keep paying attention to the program.

-Fun
Playing games like hide and seek by counting in Polish or a cardboard game will do the trick.

-Keep it short and simple
Not only adults but also children automatically lose interest if what they are asked to do is difficult. When you ask them to learn only a few Polish words at a time, they will find the task more enoyable and increase their confidence in learning Polish.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Practice makes it perfect the old saying goes. If your child has no opportunity to practice what he/she learned, you can make sure that all the efforts are in vain.

-Test & quiz
You can speak to your child in Polish if you know how to speak Polish. If you don't know how to speak Polish, you can still ask questions like "what is "this" in Polish?" by showing an object. If you know a few words in Polish, you can show him/her 2 objects and ask "which one is "ser"?" Kids love drawing things, you can also play with your children and ask them to draw objects by calling object names in Polish, e.g. "can you draw me a jajko?"

-Talking with native speakers
Another way of practicing Polish is giving your child opportunities to interact with native speakers of Polish. It would also be a fun family activity to visit a place where Polish is spoken such as a Polish restaurant, Polish supermarket, Polish culture center, Polish temple, Polish school, Polish community center etc.

-flashcards
flashcards might sound like an old school method but they are effective. Similar to Dino Lingo motion images, how flashcards work is very simple: they create object-sign associations in your childs brain after a short period of exposure. You can use Dino Lingo Polish flashcards or make your own and practice with your child. If you are wondering about how to use Polish flashcards you can check out our blog post about Glenn Doman.

-Songs & Cartoons
Dino Lingo Polish is a perfect combination of songs and cartoons. You can also find tons of Polish songs and cartoons available online. It is also not a bad idea to buy some Polish children's song cd and play it in the car or at home as background music. Studies have shown that even background TV can increase children's vocabulary.

-Children's Stories
If your child knows some Polish, you can purchase Polish story books on the internet. If he/she doesn't know how to speak Polish, you can read fairy tales by replacing some words with Polish words.

Summary:

Let them watch Dino Lingo Polish videos regularly and play Dino Lingo Polish language online games.
Visit places where Polish is spoken such as Polish restaurants, Polish supermarkets, Polish culture centers, Polish temples, Polish schools, Polish community centers.
Play with fun educational stuff like Polish jigsaw puzzles and Polish toys. Don't forget the posters (Polish alphabet, sight words, Polish flag).
Interact with other kids who can speak Polish or studying together with someone with whom they can practice Polish.

How to raise a bilingual child - Polish ?

Its crucial that you talk to your child in Polish if you know how to speak Polish. Studies suggest that it's best to use "one parent one language method" which emphasizes that each parent consistently and only speaks his/her native language to the child. Try to avoid code-switching since children imitate their parents and might think switching languages is a normal thing to do when talking to others.

Polish fun facts, Poland

The symbol of Warsaw, Poland's capital, is a mermaid.

The symbol of Poland is a white eagle, and throughout the country's history, the eagle has sometimes been depicted wearing a crown or not wearing a crown, depending on the government and occupying nations of Poland. Currently, the eagle wears a crown.

Every hour, the trumpeter of Krakow plays the same melody from the top of a tower in the Krakow Square. However, he abruptly stops the tune in the middle of a note and never finishes. This symbolizes the original Trumpeter of Krakow, who, long ago, from the top of the tower, saw invaders coming and he played his trumpet to warn the citizens of the invasion and to tell them to flee the city. Many citizens heard him play and managed to escape, but as the invaders rode into town, one of them shot an arrow at the trumpeter and killed him while he was playing, interrupting his song. That's why today the trumpeter never finishes the song either, as a tribute to the trumpeter who saved the people of the city.

Fast facts:
Polish is the official language of Poland. A total of 17 Poles won the Nobel Prize. Two of the common Polish origin words found in English are schlub and schmuk.

Polish Proverbs

As a country with a unique and varied history, Poland has many sayings for many occasions and situations. Here are a few of them:

  • Pokorne cielę dwie matki ssie: "A humble calf will feed from two mothers." The English equivalent is "Humility gets you everywhere."
  • O wilku mowa, a wilk tuż tuż: "Speak of the wolf and the wolf is there." This saying refers to how sometimes when one talks of someone that person might appear right at the end of the conversation.
  • Nie wszystko złoto, co się świeci: "Not all that glitters is gold."
  • Najlepsze mienie – czyste sumienie: "The best asset: a clear conscience."
  • Gdy pies je, to nie szczeka, bo mu miska ucieka: "When the dog eats, he doesn't bark because then his food will run away." Basically, don't talk with your mouth full!

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Common Polish Baby Names

Most popular Polish names for baby girls and baby boys as follow:

TOP 20 names for GIRLS
1. Julia 2. Aleksandra 3. Maja 4. Zuzanna 5. Lena 6. Wiktoria 7. Amelia 8. Oliwia 9. Natalia 10. Zofia 11. Nikola 12. Martyna 13. Emilia 14. Hanna 15. Alicja 16. Anna 17. Gabriela 18. Weronika 19. Maria 20. Magdalena

TOP 20 names for BOYS
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Polish food

Poland is known for its hearty food, which keeps people warm and full during the long Polish winters. One of Poland's most famous foods is pierogi, which are large dumplings filled most often with potatoes, cheese, and onions, but they can also have meat or fruit inside. Gołąbki—which means "little pigeons" but is not made out of pigeons!—are large pieces of cabbage stuffed with ground meat and spices and cooked in tomato sauce. Soup is very popular in Poland, especially barszcz or borscht, made out of beets, or żurek, a sour soup with potatoes and vegetables. Potatoes and dark, thick bread are staples of Polish meals as well.

But Polish food is not all meat and potatoes: the desserts are very popular and can be found all over the country. It's very common for people in Poland to get together for tea and cakes, where they may eat pączki, which are jam-filled cakes kind of like doughnuts, eclairs, apple cake, or other cream-filled cakes. In Poland, it is traditional to eat dinner in the afternoon, around 1 or 2 p.m., which is the biggest meal of the day. In the evening, around 7 or 8 p.m., Poles eat "supper" which is a smaller meal, usually consisting of sandwiches or salads.

Golabki (Polish Cabbage Roll) :It's a traditional Polish disk made from boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around ground pork or beef with chopped onions, barley, and baked like a casserole with tomato sauce.
Goulasz (Goulash): In Poland, Goulash is a time of meat stew with paprika and vegetables.
Bigos ("Hunter's Stew") is the national Polish dish. There's no single reciple, since it varies from region and family but typically this meat stew is made of cabbage, saurkraut, varius cuts of meat and/or sausage, and tomatoes. Bigos is served with rye bread on the side or even inside a loaf of rye bread!
Makowiec: A pastry roll made with a rich filling forming a swirl of poppy seed spread.

Travel Poland, Places to visit

There are many famous places in Poland. Among them are the cities of Warsaw and Krakow, both of which have castles and Old Towns preserved the way they looked in the past.

Zakopane is a town in the Tatra Mountains in the south of Poland, and it is a small town right at the foot of very tall mountains, where much traditional culture is preserved. Not far from there, you can visit the Wieliczka salt mine, where you can take a tour of the underground caverns and see statues made out of salt. The Baltic Sea borders the north of Poland, where beach goers visit the cities of Gdansk and Sopot every year.

Verbal and non-verbal communication in Poland

Poles are known as talkative people who talk a lot, especially within their families. Women may also get together for tea and talk about their families, or anything else going on in the world.

Friendship is very highly valued, as is family, and when Poles see each other—or even meet each other for the first time—it is customary to kiss each other three times, once on one cheek, then the other, then back to the first. It is more common than shaking hands or hugging, and both men and women do this both for saying hello and goodbye.

Famous Polish stories, legends, epics

The founding of Poland is a famous legend in the country. There were three brothers, Lech, Czech, and Rus, who all went hunting together. Each of them followed a different prey, and they each went in different directions. Rus went east and ended up founding Russia, Czech went west and founded Czechoslovakia, and Lech followed his arrow and found himself facing a huge, fierce, white eagle. He took the eagle as a sign and decided to found his country in that place, and it became Poland. He named his city Gniezno (and in Polish, gniazdo means "nest", so the name of the city pays homage to the eagle), which still exists today, and he adopted the white eagle as the country's coat of arms. The white eagle is still the symbol of Poland today.

Another famous legend surrounds the Dragon of Krakow, who terrorized the land. No one could get rid of him, and the king announced that whoever could kill the dragon would be allowed to marry his daughter, the princess. Knights and soldiers from all over the country came to try to defeat the dragon, but no one could. Finally, a poor peasant boy came and filled sheepskin with poisonous arsenic and set them up along the riverbank so the dragon would think they were real sheep. The dragon saw the sheep and ate them, but the arsenic made him so thirsty, that he drank all the water out of the Vistula River and exploded. The peasant was successful and married the princess, and they lived happily ever after!

Festivals and holidays in Poland

The most important holidays in Poland are Christmas Eve and Easter. Christmas Eve, celebrated December 24th, is called Wigilia, and it celebrates the birth of Jesus. Traditionally, Poles put up a Christmas tree and decorate it with ornaments, stars, candy, and oranges, and presents are placed underneath it. The biggest meal of Christmas is eaten during Wigilia, and it contains no meat, but usually many fish dishes including carp and herring. The Christmas celebrations typically begin at the sighting of the first star in the sky (and the sun sets early in Poland in the winter, so the first star is usually seen around 3 p.m.), and families get together to eat and open presents. December 25th and 26th are considered the "second day of Christmas" and "third day of Christmas" and are celebrated with family get-togethers and holiday meals (this time containing meat). In many cities and villages, there is also usually a Christmas procession where people walk through the streets with candles, and end up in church to celebrate Mass.

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, and takes place on a Sunday in March or April. Easter is celebrated in Poland with the dyeing and painting of eggs (called pisanki) and an elaborate meal eaten with the family. A traditional cake called mazurek is made for Easter, and is a flat cake filled with chocolate or a caramel-like filling called kajmak. Common symbols of Easter are eggs, rabbits, and flowers.

The day after Easter is a children's holiday called śmingus-dingus, in which children pour water on each other, often after planning an elaborate ambush or hiding out to surprise their siblings or friends with the water.

Another traditional holidays is All Saints' Day (Dzień Wszystkich Świętych) on November 1, which celebrates the dead and people visit the graves of loved ones, leaving candles and flowers. In the evening, graveyards in Poland are lit up with candlelight and are eerily beautiful.

Traditional Polish clothing

Traditional Polish clothing is very colorful and decorative. In folk costumes, women wear long, colorful skirts with ribbons and printed with large flowers. They may wear white blouses and black or red vests (again embroidered with colorful flowers) and laced up across the front with red ribbon. They also wear necklaces made of red beads and wear their hair in long braids. They might also wear a wreath of flowers around their head. Girls will wear traditional leather or wooden shoes. Men's folk dress is similar: they wear tight white pants and a white jacket embroidered with red, black, and colored flowers. They wear a white shirt and a red tie, and a flat-topped black-and-red hat.

But while these outfits used to be common, now they are only worn for traditional festivals. Everyday dress in Poland is similar to that all over Europe and the United States. Many people wear jeans, suits, modern dresses, and modern shoes. Warsaw is considered a fashionable European city, so some of the newest fashion trends can be found there.

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