Tag: Teaching

Spanish Vowel Sound Practice Puzzles
Reading, Teaching

Spanish Vowel Sound Practice Puzzles

Is your beginning reader ready to practice Spanish vowel sounds? I’ve got a fun way they’ll want to try again and again – using colorful puzzles! It’s a magical time when a new reader begins to match letters to their sounds and decode words! You can see your child’s eyes light up when they start […]

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Llamitas Spanish Curriculum for Bilingual Families
Resources, Teaching

Llamitas Spanish Curriculum for Bilingual Families

An honest review of Llamitas Primaria Baja Curriculum by Mama Llama Linguist Summertime can often mean a break from Spanish learning for dual language students like my own three kids. This summer, however, we decided to keep up our academic Spanish learning by trying out the Llamitas Spanish Curriculum! For parents like me who are […]

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5 Key Steps to Welcome Newcomer Students
Teaching

5 Key Steps to Welcome Newcomer Students

It was the very first day for my newcomer student, César. He and his mom had just arrived in our small community in the Midwest from their home in Mexico. At the forefront of my mind was ensuring that I created a safe and welcoming space for César. I wanted to set my students up […]

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15 Spanish Books to Welcome Newcomer Students
Books

15 Spanish Books to Welcome Newcomer Students

Welcoming Immigrant and Refugee Newcomer Students Using Children’s Books “Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else. Hers was the school of faraway places. Mai was from a city so big that it was like its own country. India and Camila were from a stony village at the tippy top of the world. Matteo […]

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Inside Explora Mag: A Spanish Bookazine for Kids
Books

Inside Explora Mag: A Spanish Bookazine for Kids

An interview with founder Daniela Pérez for a behind-the-scenes look at her Spanish Explora bookazines for kids ages 7-12 Is your bilingual child always ready for a new adventure? Look no further than Explora bookazines! When we discovered Explora Mag (a book quality magazine for children ages 7-12), we fell in love. We have every […]

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Spring Scavenger Hunt for Kids – Spanish & English
Activities

Spring Scavenger Hunt for Kids – Spanish & English

Spring has arrived and we’re ready to embrace it with open arms! ¡Llegó la primavera! Family walks through all the muddy puddles and melting snow, finally hearing birds chirping around us again, and switching our winter coats for spring jackets. Spring is a time to thaw, appreciate the beauty in new life around us, and […]

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Great Games to Get Your Language Learner Speaking
Language

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 Science Experiments for Kids in Spanish (With Videos)
Activities

Winter Science Experiments for Kids in Spanish (With Videos)

Amazing winter science experiments to try at home with your child! Looking for some wonderful winter science your child can do at home? From ice crystals and artificial snow to homemade ice cream or a snow storm, I’ve got you covered! You and your child can create your own winter science lab in the kitchen. […]

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Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids – English & Spanish
Resources

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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Fall Scavenger Hunt for Kids in Spanish & English Explore Fun Spanish Activities
Activities, Resources

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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