Curio Book Club for Kids: Love for Language & Culture
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Curio Book Club for Kids: Love for Language & Culture

Surprise! A package has just been delivered to your doorstep. What’s inside will spark your little one’s love for the Spanish language. What’s more, it can get them excited about reading, and inspire a love for learning about other cultures. It’s a Curio book box! Have you discovered this new book subscription box for kids […]

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Daily Routine Conversations in Spanish
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Daily Routine Conversations in Spanish

Plus a free printable to empower your everyday Spanish learning What do eating breakfast, brushing our teeth, or getting dressed have in common? They’re perfect daily routines for practicing Spanish at home! These small moments in our day may seem insignificant when it comes to learning languages. Yet, there is power in what we do […]

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Sol Book Box: Nurture a Love of Reading en Español
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Sol Book Box: Nurture a Love of Reading en Español

An honest review of the monthly Spanish book subscription box I still remember my favorite baby shower gift when we were expecting our first. I was teaching in a Spanish immersion program in Arizona, far from family and friends back in the Midwest. My thoughtful teacher friends threw me a baby shower, and I got […]

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5 Key Steps to Welcome Newcomer Students
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5 Key Steps to Welcome Newcomer Students

It was the very first day for my newcomer student, César. He and his mom had just arrived in our small community in the Midwest from their home in Mexico. At the forefront of my mind was ensuring that I created a safe and welcoming space for César. I wanted to set my students up […]

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15 Spanish Books to Welcome Newcomer Students
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15 Spanish Books to Welcome Newcomer Students

Welcoming Immigrant and Refugee Newcomer Students Using Children’s Books “Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else. Hers was the school of faraway places. Mai was from a city so big that it was like its own country. India and Camila were from a stony village at the tippy top of the world. Matteo […]

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Inside Explora Mag: A Spanish Bookazine for Kids
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Inside Explora Mag: A Spanish Bookazine for Kids

An interview with founder Daniela Pérez for a behind-the-scenes look at her Spanish Explora bookazines for kids ages 7-12 Is your bilingual child always ready for a new adventure? Look no further than Explora bookazines! When we discovered Explora Mag (a book quality magazine for children ages 7-12), we fell in love. We have every […]

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Spectacular Spanish Chapter Book Series for Kids
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Spectacular Spanish Chapter Book Series for Kids

Over twenty Spanish chapter book series to keep your child reading! Some days, getting my kids to sit down and enjoy our daily reading time is like pulling teeth. Yet sometimes, they’ve found just the right book that transports them to another world. It’s like magic, and I can’t pull them away from their reading. […]

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Best Devotional Books for Kids – in Spanish & English
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Best Devotional Books for Kids – in Spanish & English

Are you raising little ones in a faith-filled home? Perhaps you’d like to start a daily devotion time for your family. Devotional books are an excellent way to teach our children about God and incorporate our faith into a daily routine. Just like learning a language, when we prioritize and value something on a daily […]

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Spring Scavenger Hunt for Kids – Spanish & English
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Spring Scavenger Hunt for Kids – Spanish & English

Spring has arrived and we’re ready to embrace it with open arms! ¡Llegó la primavera! Family walks through all the muddy puddles and melting snow, finally hearing birds chirping around us again, and switching our winter coats for spring jackets. Spring is a time to thaw, appreciate the beauty in new life around us, and […]

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5 Tips to Maximize Language Learning on a Family Trip
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5 Tips to Maximize Language Learning on a Family Trip

Sandals, goggles, and swimsuit? Check! Authentic language learning, cultural immersion, and family fun? Double check! A vacación with the kids is the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories together. It can also be a time for the family to use and expand their minority language! We just returned from our first trip outside of the […]

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