Tag: Homeschooling

Raising Our Bilingual Kids Using the Time & Place Strategy
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Raising Our Bilingual Kids Using the Time & Place Strategy

If you joined me with my kids today, you’d hear some catchy Spanish songs like “Veo Veo” or “Chocolalala” that would undoubtedly get stuck in your head. We’d chat together in Spanish as we drew or wrote stories, played in the backyard, and made dinner. You’d definitely listen to some new Spanish books – maybe […]

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How to Raise Bilingual Children: Family Language Plans
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How to Raise Bilingual Children: Family Language Plans

Teaching a child more than one language is an invaluable gift.  There are countless lifetime benefits to being bilingual!  If you are just getting started with bilingual parenting, you should know that there are many valuable strategies – or family language plans – for raising bilingual kids. Where do you start when you have decided […]

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10 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Reading Motivation
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10 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Reading Motivation

Ideas to improve your child’s daily independent reading time Do your kids need some help staying on track during their daily reading routine?  Perhaps you have new readers who are practicing each day, or your kids have reading homework to do for school.  As a bilingual teacher turned full-time mom of three, I know that […]

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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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The Essential Gift Guide for Bilingual Kids
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The Essential Gift Guide for Bilingual Kids

The holiday season has arrived!  Have you been searching for a fun and educational gift for your bilingual or multilingual child?  I have some wonderful ideas for you that will get your child building, exploring, and imagining – in any language. In our home, we try to keep things simple with a four gift rule […]

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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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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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