Tag: Second Language

Top 10 Spanish-English Dictionaries for Kids
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Top 10 Spanish-English Dictionaries for Kids

Favorite online and print Spanish dictionaries for children of all ages My first and third graders are engaged in their daily quiet reading time, when I hear the older one stop to ask me about a word. “Mom, what does aguacero mean?” My three children are bilingual – learning both English and Spanish. So when […]

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Top Spanish Magazines for Kids
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Top Spanish Magazines for Kids

Print and digital magazines for children and teens Sharpen your kids’ reading skills and let them explore the world through a magazine in Spanish! Magazines, like books, offer an engaging way for children to boost their literacy skills. They can be enjoyed together with a parent or read independently. Magazine articles are a great way […]

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Around the World Cookbook for Elementary Classes
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Around the World Cookbook for Elementary Classes

With a free printable to use for your class cookbook One of my first years teaching, I had a new student join my classroom from Puerto Rico. He was the most amazing, brave first grader! While we were already a diverse group of dual language students from native Spanish and native English homes, he was […]

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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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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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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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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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