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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10 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Reading Motivation
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10 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Reading Motivation

Ideas to improve your child’s daily independent reading time Do your kids need some help staying on track during their daily reading routine?  Perhaps you have new readers who are practicing each day, or your kids have reading homework to do for school.  As a bilingual teacher turned full-time mom of three, I know that […]

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Around the World Cookbook for Elementary Classes
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Around the World Cookbook for Elementary Classes

With a free printable to use for your class cookbook One of my first years teaching, I had a new student join my classroom from Puerto Rico. He was the most amazing, brave first grader! While we were already a diverse group of dual language students from native Spanish and native English homes, he was […]

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Language Learning with Kids in the Kitchen
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Language Learning with Kids in the Kitchen

Today I’m sharing interactive ideas for incorporating language learning around the theme of food and cooking with kids. Whether you’re teaching your child a second language, learning a new language together at home, or want to foster your child’s first language development, there’s so much vocabulary and language learning that can be done through the […]

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Food, Cooking, & Culture: English Children’s Books
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Food, Cooking, & Culture: English Children’s Books

My three kids love helping in the kitchen! And it means so much to me to make memories cooking together – especially when we can use that special time to learn about people from cultures around the world. In our home, we make favorite recipes that have been passed down for generations in our families […]

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Food, Cooking, & Culture: Spanish Children’s Books
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Food, Cooking, & Culture: Spanish Children’s Books

Do your kids love helping in the kitchen?  Explore the world with your little ones through delicious food books!  These 20+ favorite Spanish children’s books will introduce your kids or students to food and cooking themes from many cultures. Reading books is an excellent way to learn about other cultures.  And if your kids are […]

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Spanish Valentine’s Day Videos for Kids
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Spanish Valentine’s Day Videos for Kids

With so many students engaging in virtual learning this school year, I’ve selected some fun Spanish Valentine’s Day videos to share. Use these 10 videos at home or in the classroom to enjoy learning about Valentine’s Day, love, friendship, and Spanish vocabulary! These short videos have been selected for preschool through elementary-aged children learning Spanish. […]

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25+ Spanish & Bilingual Christmas Books for Kids
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25+ Spanish & Bilingual Christmas Books for Kids

Count down the days to Christmas by reading a book together each day! Here are 25+ Spanish and bilingual Christmas picture books to enjoy as a family this season. In this round-up, I’ve selected a range of our favorites – completely Spanish books and books that include both English and Spanish. Some are beautiful stories […]

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