Category: Language

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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Creating a Family Language Plan: Find Your Balance Find the best bilingual balance for you and your kids.
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Creating a Family Language Plan: Find Your Balance

Do you ever feel like parenting is a juggling act? Schedules.  Activities.  Responsibilities.  Caring for ourselves.  Connecting with each child.  Using our minority language.  Raising kind humans. If you’ve ever struggled trying to juggle the many pieces of everyday life, you’re not alone.  I’ve found that parenting, like many things in life, is about finding […]

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Easy Screen-Free Spanish Activities for Kids
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Easy Screen-Free Spanish Activities for Kids

Are your kids getting burned out with all the screen time this school year?  Looking for some simple screen-free activities that your child could do to practice Spanish? Try one of these EASY activities that will make practicing Spanish fun – with no screens allowed!  Most require little to no set-up ahead of time. Get […]

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Top 5 Bilingual Parenting Books
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Top 5 Bilingual Parenting Books

My top five book recommendations for parents If you’re looking for an excellent book to learn more about raising bilingual kids, start with one of these!  Full of research-based advice, inspiration, and practical ideas, these books will get you off to a strong start in your parenting journey.  What’s more, they’ll give you the tools […]

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Why Should I Choose Bilingual Education?
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Why Should I Choose Bilingual Education?

5 compelling benefits to consider PLUS helpful websites parents should know about Choosing a school program is an important decision parents make for their children.  In many communities, parents have options about which school their child attends.  So why would parents choose bilingual education? Bilingual education has so many powerful benefits for children as they […]

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Elementary Spanish Calendar Routine Ideas
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Elementary Spanish Calendar Routine Ideas

Many preschool and elementary classrooms start each morning off with a calendar routine.  While doing distance learning at home with my kids, we even started our morning routine with calendar time!  Here are some ideas for how to enhance your calendar routine – whether doing distance learning, homeschooling or in the classroom.  I’ve included many […]

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Encouraging Your Child to Stick with Second Language Learning
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Encouraging Your Child to Stick with Second Language Learning

8 valuable ideas for parents Learning another language takes time and dedication.  There will be ups and downs along your child’s language learning journey.  Times when you or your child want to give up.  Especially during this challenging time with COVID-19, your family may have lost sight of why bilingualism is important to you. So […]

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10 Ideas for Practicing Spanish as an Adult
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10 Ideas for Practicing Spanish as an Adult

As a non-native Spanish speaker raising bilingual kids, it’s important to me that I continue to practice and improve my Spanish language skills.  Perhaps you are a non-native speaker like me and are looking for easy ways to keep using your second language. When I worked as a Spanish immersion teacher, I used Spanish all […]

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Fun Outdoor Language Learning Activities for Kids
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Fun Outdoor Language Learning Activities for Kids

Get out in nature and learn some new vocabulary My amazing mom always says, “Keep it simple, make it fun!” This was especially important to her as a parent and a long-time kindergarten teacher, and even now that she is a grandparent. It gained new meaning for me as I became a mom – and […]

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