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Australian parents from different cultures: videos

In these videos, migrant parents from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds share their experiences of parenting and raising children in Australia. They also talk about speaking two languages and language barriers, drawing on diverse parenting traditions, feeling isolated and getting involved in local communities.
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Different cultures: play and learning

7:17

In this short video, mums from different cultural backgrounds talk about play and learning for babies and young children. Playing games, reading books and singing songs helps your child learn and grow. It’s also a fun way to spend time together. These mums read and sing songs in their first language, and also in English. 

View a selection of parenting videos in other languages and Auslan.

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Different cultures: connecting and communicating

4:39

This short video shows mums from different cultural backgrounds talking about communicating with babies and toddlers. They say they talk a lot, get down on their children’s level, make eye contact and smile. This encourages children to talk, learn and develop. Listen to what your child is saying, repeat things back and help your child with words if you need to.

View a selection of parenting videos in other languages and Auslan.

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Adjusting to a new country

5:41

In this short video, migrant worker Halime Duzen talks about the challenges young parents face in a new country. Some mums share experiences of migrating to Australia and starting a family. They talk about feeling isolated and struggling with the language barrier. They also say you can get involved in the community by contacting your local council or library to find out about services and activities.

View a selection of parenting videos in other languages and Auslan.

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Bilingualism: speaking two languages at home

2:50

In this short video, migrant worker Halime Duzen and parents from different cultures talk about bilingualism and speaking two languages. They say learning English is important, but it’s also good to keep speaking your family’s first language at home. It helps children stay connected to their community and talk to their relatives.

View a selection of parenting videos in other languages and Auslan.

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Last updated or reviewed
01-06-2016

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