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Teaching Polish Language to Children Abroad, Polish Movies, Books & Games

It depends of course where you live, if you live in the area where there is significant Polish minority - like Chicago - you may be able to send a kid even to a Polish language school. If you live in Germany - you may visit Poland during the weekends since it is so close and children will learn Polish automatically. They will be more motivated to know it since they would spend more time in Poland. But what if you live in the area where there is not any significant Polish minority like where I live in Idaho.

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Polish Golden and Silver Medallists at Athens 2004

We mentioned already in the previous article Poles in Olympic Games - Medals Count that Polish sportsmen disappointed in Athen Olympic Games, 2004. Polish team consisted of 202 sportsmen and women, but they we received only 10 medals.

There were some nice surprises and new sport stars emerged. Let's start with these positive surprises.

Polish swimmer, Otylia Jedrzejczak, 20 years old became a Polish hero. She won 2 silver medals (100-m butterfly, and 400-m freestyle) and one gold medal in her big race with a wonderful finish - the 200-m butterfly.

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Polish Olympic Bronze Medallists at Athens 2004

In the article below we will present the 5 Polish bronze medalists.

Agata Wrobel repeated her success from Sydney, 2000, proving that she is the strongest European woman. She was third behind the strongest woman of the world, Gonghong Tang from China, see here picture, and behind Jang Mi Ran from South Korea.

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The Old Bear: Children's Game for Christmas

Many people in their e-mails ask me about any traditional games or pastimes for children, especially during the Christmas season.
The whole selection of the pastimes and children games is included in a revised edition of the wonderful book about Polish Customs and traditions written by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab's entitled Polish Customs, Tradition and Folklore. But this book does not specify any particular game especially for the Christmas season.

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How women dressed before and after WW I in Poland

The World War I brought not only disaster, death and misery. This war changed many old political systems, abolished monarchies, sped up technical progress and also changed people's attitudes towards the life and especially the role of women.

This can be seen in a change of women clothing.

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