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Great Games to Get Your Language Learner Speaking
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Great Games to Get Your Language Learner Speaking

Games to use at home, school, or anywhere you want to practice language skills! Ready to encourage your language learner to speak more in the target language? These fun games will help provide a time to practice speaking – in any language! What’s more, these easy games can be squeezed into any quick window in […]

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Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids – English & Spanish
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Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids – English & Spanish

Free bilingual winter scavenger hunt for children Winter has almost arrived! Here in Minnesota, winter brings snow, ice, and delighted children outside enjoying the season despite the weather! Building snow forts, ice skating, or sledding – there’s fun to be had even when the temperatures drop. Since moving north to Minnesota several years ago, we’ve […]

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Creating a Spanish Immersion Environment for Kids at Home
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Creating a Spanish Immersion Environment for Kids at Home

Spanish immersion at home: seven ways to create an engaging environment to help kids learn at home “How can I help my child practice Spanish at home when I don’t speak Spanish?” “What can we do over the summer to keep up the Spanish learning?” “What are some fun ways to practice our language at […]

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Spooky Spanish Halloween Experiments for Kids (with Videos)
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Spooky Spanish Halloween Experiments for Kids (with Videos)

Halloween-inspired science experiment videos for kids to practice Spanish These spook-tacular Spanish Halloween experiments will have your child learning about science and practicing Spanish at the same time! You and your child can do the science experiments along with these Spanish videos. Or, you can simply watch the videos for some educational entertainment. Either way, […]

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Fall Scavenger Hunt for Kids in Spanish & English
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Fall Scavenger Hunt for Kids in Spanish & English

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year where we live in Minnesota! Leaves are changing colors to brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges everywhere we go. Our neighbors’ front porches are filling with gorgeous mums, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, and festive Halloween decorations. The cooler autumn weather has arrived, and we’re […]

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Creating Community with Kids in a Minority Language
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Creating Community with Kids in a Minority Language

How can you build community around your minority language? Bilingual parenting can feel like a lonely path at times.  I know it has for me, especially as a non-native Spanish speaker trying to teach my children a language that we rarely hear in our small Midwest community. Yet finding opportunities in which my children and I […]

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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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How Grandparents Can Support Bilingual Kids
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How Grandparents Can Support Bilingual Kids

Raising bilingual kids is a long journey – one that requires dedication, time, and lots of support.  Yet bilingualism is truly a gift that impacts a child for a lifetime! Grandparents can be an excellent source of support for parents and grandchildren along the path.  Whether grandparents can help speak both languages or not, they […]

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Twin Cities Spanish Immersion Summer Camps
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Twin Cities Spanish Immersion Summer Camps

Language camps near St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota Looking to enroll your child in a Spanish language immersion camp this summer?  If you live in the Twin Cities, I’ve got you covered!  Take a look to find a variety of language learning options for your child – from summer child care to fun and educational […]

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