Tag: Language learning

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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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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Spanish Alphabet Changes
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Spanish Alphabet Changes

The Spanish alphabet has had some changes made to it over the years. You may notice if you search for Spanish reading activities for your child (or students) that there are some differences in the materials you find. Perhaps you’re a parent of a child in a Spanish immersion program and you don’t speak the […]

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Spanish YouTube Channels for Kids
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Spanish YouTube Channels for Kids

A round-up of YouTube channels for kids learning Spanish I’ve done the digging for you to find some of the very best YouTube channels for bilingual kids! These channels will help you provide some Spanish language input – letting children see and hear the language – for your students or your own kids. Many of […]

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Getting Started with Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Getting Started with Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ideas to help your family transition to learning from home A few days ago my seven-year-old son was working diligently on writing a letter to a friend in Spanish while my five-year-old daughter quietly decorated a card to send to her grandparents.  “Phew, we’re doing great,” I thought, until… my one-year-old spilled our entire container […]

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Spanish Learning at Home Resources
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Spanish Learning at Home Resources

By now you’ve heard the news that all Minnesota schools are closed for the next two weeks! With schools closing all over the country, and families looking for ways to keep their kids learning while at home, I’ve compiled a list of resources for you to help your child continue learning in Spanish. These resources […]

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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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