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

Updated for 2022: 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 […]

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Great Games to Get Your Language Learner Speaking
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Great Games to Get Your Language Learner Speaking

Games to use at home, school, or anywhere you want to practice language skills! Ready to encourage your language learner to speak more in the target language? These fun games will help provide a time to practice speaking – in any language! What’s more, these easy games can be squeezed into any quick window in […]

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Winter Science Experiments for Kids in Spanish (With Videos)
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Winter Science Experiments for Kids in Spanish (With Videos)

Amazing winter science experiments to try at home with your child! Looking for some wonderful winter science your child can do at home? From ice crystals and artificial snow to homemade ice cream or a snow storm, I’ve got you covered! You and your child can create your own winter science lab in the kitchen. […]

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