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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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Encourage Your Child to Stick with Language Learning
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Encourage Your Child to Stick with 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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Create a Print-Rich Home with Object Labels
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Create a Print-Rich Home with Object Labels

Label your home to boost second language learning and literacy skills Labeling everyday objects in your home is a simple and constructive way to encourage language and literacy growth in your child.  Putting small labels on objects like the sofa, table, or lamps gives kids an opportunity to see and read the object’s name each […]

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Free Online Summer Spanish Learning for Kids
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Free Online Summer Spanish Learning for Kids

Virtual lessons, programs, and “camps” for preschool and elementary-aged kids Add in some fun Spanish learning adventures for your kids this summer – completely online!  These websites, video lessons, and true virtual summer camps will keep your kids learning in Spanish at home this summer (or all year!).  Kids can learn about a variety of […]

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