About

I’m so glad you’re here!

My hope is that the information, tips, and resources I share will be supportive and encouraging for your family or your teaching.  I hope Bilingual Balance can inspire you to make language learning fun and meaningful for kids!

I’m Jenna – mom of three, bilingual educator, and literacy specialist.  I created Bilingual Balance to equip and inspire families raising bilingual kids!

I have experience teaching in bilingual (Spanish and English) programs in three different states, and I have a Master’s degree as an elementary reading specialist.  But my favorite role is mom to my three little ones!

I am a non-native Spanish speaker who fell in love with the language and learning about other cultures, and I’m passionate about encouraging kids and adults to do the same.

As a bilingual teacher, I’ve worked with so many wonderful families who made the choice to raise their kids bilingually and enroll them in a bilingual school.  Learning another language is truly an invaluable and lifelong gift – with countless cultural, social, academic, and economic benefits.

I’ve searched for and gathered quality resources for improving my own instruction and for inspiring families looking to help at home. As a dual language teacher, I worked with students who were English language learners and Spanish language learners. So you’ll find that the resources I create for you are available in BOTH languages!

As parents, my husband and I knew we wanted to raise our children to be bilingual, and to start as early as possible.  So our three children have been learning Spanish and English all of their lives, and I love to see their little hearts and minds grow as they learn.

Bilingual parenting has become an incredible passion of mine, and I’d love to come alongside you as you raise your own little linguists. Find out more about our bilingual parenting strategy in this post.

On Bilingual Balance you’ll find posts on…

Language learning – topics like bilingual parenting, teaching tips, and maximizing daily routines

Reading – fostering a love of reading in your kids and helping them learn how to read in two languages

Spanish resources to use for learning at home.

Spanish resources – recommended resources to promote language development

Books Music Activities Videos

Printables – free interactive resources and activities ready to print

Stick around to find some incredible language learning tips, fun activity ideas, and engaging bilingual resources for nurturing a love for language learning in your children!

Find your balance,

Jenna

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