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Bilingual teddy bear helps Syrian refugee families integrate into Canada

Title: Bilingual teddy bear helps Syrian refugee families integrate into Canada

Type: Article

Location: Canada

Name of Responsible Persons: Jenny Rodrigues

Source: Global News CA

Date: 11/12/2016



This summary discusses how bilingual toys are being used to help children integrate socially and culturally into Canadian society. A teddy bear was designed by COSTI Immigrant Services, a settlement agency in Toronto, which speaks 64 phrases in Arabic and English. This is very useful for the children to learn English, while also educating them about Canada through phrases like “I love hockey!”, because hockey is an important aspect of Canadian culture. While the bears are expensive to produce, donations cover the cost of production, and the bears are created locally.



This summary is obtained from the Global News CA webpage. Follow this link for further details.

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