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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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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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Spanish & English Summer Reading Challenge
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Spanish & English Summer Reading Challenge

Create your own summer reading and writing challenge with your elementary-aged kids this year! Or if you’re a teacher, pass the challenge on to your students and their families. In Spanish or in English, encourage your kids to explore the world through books and use their imaginations as they create and write all summer long. […]

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7 Summer Ideas for Spanish Reading & Writing
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7 Summer Ideas for Spanish Reading & Writing

With free BILINGUAL reading and writing bucket lists for elementary kids Strengthen your kids’ Spanish (or English) reading and writing skills this summer with these engaging ideas! From creating a writing nook in your home to starting a kids’ book club, the possibilities are endless to learn and practice Spanish this summer (and all year […]

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Bilingual Summer Writing Bucket List
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Bilingual Summer Writing Bucket List

Get your kids engaged in some fun summer writing practice this year with a free printable bucket list of ideas! Summer is the perfect time to let kids explore their own interests and write about whatever they choose. Whether they’d like to write a story about a family vacation, an acrostic poem for a friend, […]

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Earth Day Books for Kids In Spanish & English
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Earth Day Books for Kids In Spanish & English

Twenty favorite science and nature picks to celebrate Earth Day every day Earth Day, Día de la Tierra, is celebrated each year on April 22nd. It is the perfect time to appreciate our home and focus on improving the ways that we care for it. However, we can celebrate our Earth and teach our kids […]

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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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Food, Cooking, & Culture: English Children’s Books
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Food, Cooking, & Culture: English Children’s Books

My three kids love helping in the kitchen! And it means so much to me to make memories cooking together – especially when we can use that special time to learn about people from cultures around the world. In our home, we make favorite recipes that have been passed down for generations in our families […]

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Food, Cooking, & Culture: Spanish Children’s Books
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Food, Cooking, & Culture: Spanish Children’s Books

Do your kids love helping in the kitchen?  Explore the world with your little ones through delicious food books!  These 20+ favorite Spanish children’s books will introduce your kids or students to food and cooking themes from many cultures. Reading books is an excellent way to learn about other cultures.  And if your kids are […]

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