Paola is today’s guest on The Segilola Salami Show. In one of many more similar episodes to come, Paola talks about her multi-lingual family and the highs and lows of living in Finland as an expat family. She also shares how books have helped her kids adapt. I assure you, you need to click play now.
About Paola and living in Finland
I was born and raised in Italy, as was my husband, and we moved to Finland 7 years ago. Our daughter was born here in 2013 and our son, born in 2015, joined us from India through international adoption last February.
We are a multicultural and bilingual family. Our girl is fluent both in Finnish and Italian, while our son now speaks Italian and is learning his first Finnish words. We love reading as a family and we do it daily. The kids have a rich book collection in Italian, Finnish, and English (even though I read those in Italian, translating on the go). We use books as entertainment, but also for an educational purpose, both to provide them with a rich vocabulary and to openly talk about important issues such as feelings, adoption, diversity, and so on. We were gifted with amazing public library services and we visit the library weekly, both to take part into cultural events for families, as well as borrowing new books (I always have about 20 in my house at any time!).
You can connect with Paola on Twitter using the Twitter handle @theelephantmum
About The Segilola Salami Show
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