Category: Language

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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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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10 Important Benefits of Being Bilingual
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10 Important Benefits of Being Bilingual

Why Should You Raise Your Child Bilingually? Learning Spanish opened up my eyes to an entirely new world. It allowed me to discover the rich cultures of the people who speak it. It changed my life! So I knew that when I had kids, I wanted to give them the incredible gift of learning Spanish.  […]

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Bilingual Picture Dictionaries for Elementary Students
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Bilingual Picture Dictionaries for Elementary Students

Earlier this year, we took our three kids on their very first plane rides – to Tucson, Arizona!  My husband and I moved down to Tucson from Iowa several years ago.  He did his intern year of his medical residency, and I taught second grade in a Spanish immersion program.  When we moved back to […]

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Ideas for Supporting Second Language Learning at Home
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Ideas for Supporting Second Language Learning at Home

Try one of these new ideas for supporting your child’s language learning at home – even if you don’t speak the language!  Is your child learning another language in a bilingual or immersion program or from a caregiver?  If so, I’m guessing you have quite a few reasons why you’d like your child to learn […]

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