Creating Community with Kids in a Minority Language
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Creating Community with Kids in a Minority Language

How can you build community around your minority language? Bilingual parenting can feel like a lonely path at times.  I know it has for me, especially as a non-native Spanish speaker trying to teach my children a language that we rarely hear in our small Midwest community. Yet finding opportunities in which my children and I […]

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Spanish & English Summer Reading Challenge
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Spanish & English Summer Reading Challenge

Create your own summer reading and writing challenge with your elementary-aged kids this year! Or if you’re a teacher, pass the challenge on to your students and their families. In Spanish or in English, encourage your kids to explore the world through books and use their imaginations as they create and write all summer long. […]

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7 Summer Ideas for Spanish Reading & Writing
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7 Summer Ideas for Spanish Reading & Writing

With free BILINGUAL reading and writing bucket lists for elementary kids Strengthen your kids’ Spanish (or English) reading and writing skills this summer with these engaging ideas! From creating a writing nook in your home to starting a kids’ book club, the possibilities are endless to learn and practice Spanish this summer (and all year […]

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Bilingual Summer Writing Bucket List
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Bilingual Summer Writing Bucket List

Get your kids engaged in some fun summer writing practice this year with a free printable bucket list of ideas! Summer is the perfect time to let kids explore their own interests and write about whatever they choose. Whether they’d like to write a story about a family vacation, an acrostic poem for a friend, […]

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Bilingual Summer Reading Bucket List
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Bilingual Summer Reading Bucket List

Summer has almost arrived! It’s the perfect time for some fun outdoor adventures, family time together, and unlimited learning possibilities! Summer is a wonderful season to let kids explore their interests, learn about a new hobby, or discover something new about a topic they love. And all the fun can start with reading a book! […]

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Raising Our Bilingual Kids Using the Time & Place Strategy
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Raising Our Bilingual Kids Using the Time & Place Strategy

If you joined me with my kids today, you’d hear some catchy Spanish songs like “Veo Veo” or “Chocolalala” that would undoubtedly get stuck in your head. We’d chat together in Spanish as we drew or wrote stories, played in the backyard, and made dinner. You’d definitely listen to some new Spanish books – maybe […]

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How to Raise Bilingual Children: Family Language Plans
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How to Raise Bilingual Children: Family Language Plans

Teaching a child more than one language is an invaluable gift.  There are countless lifetime benefits to being bilingual!  If you are just getting started with bilingual parenting, you should know that there are many valuable strategies – or family language plans – for raising bilingual kids. Where do you start when you have decided […]

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How Grandparents Can Support Bilingual Kids
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How Grandparents Can Support Bilingual Kids

Raising bilingual kids is a long journey – one that requires dedication, time, and lots of support.  Yet bilingualism is truly a gift that impacts a child for a lifetime! Grandparents can be an excellent source of support for parents and grandchildren along the path.  Whether grandparents can help speak both languages or not, they […]

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Earth Day Books for Kids In Spanish & English
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Earth Day Books for Kids In Spanish & English

Twenty favorite science and nature picks to celebrate Earth Day every day Earth Day, Día de la Tierra, is celebrated each year on April 22nd. It is the perfect time to appreciate our home and focus on improving the ways that we care for it. However, we can celebrate our Earth and teach our kids […]

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Twin Cities Spanish Immersion Summer Camps
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Twin Cities Spanish Immersion Summer Camps

Language camps near St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota Looking to enroll your child in a Spanish language immersion camp this summer?  If you live in the Twin Cities, I’ve got you covered!  Take a look to find a variety of language learning options for your child – from summer child care to fun and educational […]

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