Do you ever feel yourself wishing you could give each of your children one-on-one teaching during your homeschool days, but find it hard to accomplish on a regular basis? Learning to cater your homeschool for each of your individual children is possible, and is 100% worth the effort.
It will look different for every family, every child. This idea of building multiple, child-specific...Read More
Are you aware language learning is one of the most rewarding gifts you can give to your child?
Although the journey to bilingualism requires plenty of consistency, discipline, and commitment, the effort is worth the many perks and benefits it brings to your child.
Getting started at a young age means taking advantage of their ability to absorb large chunks of information and...Read More
India-born and living in the United States, I had one big goal for my children:
To learn another language.
They started learning Spanish in a Montessori school, but once we switched to homeschooling I knew I had to keep it going. But I had one big problem—I didn’t speak Spanish!
I poured my heart into watching YouTube videos, printing grammar worksheets, and planning Spanish...Read More
Have you considered making the switch to homeschooling but have no idea where to start?
Just two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and it had my family questioning our educational choices. With reluctance, I made the decision to homeschool my children “until things settled down.” Little did I know that homeschooling would not only be a great fit for my family but that it would...Read More
Today’s match: Rosetta Stone vs. Pimsleur!
They’re two of the most popular and widely shared language learning apps. Both offer easy and fun game-like lessons. Both provide additional reading material. Both are available for Android and iOS.
The premium version of one is less expensive. One offers an online tutor. One uses advanced voice recognition software.
But which is...Read More
It’s never too early to introduce a new language to your child. In fact, the earlier you start, the better!
I know, I know—you’re already doing so much, how can you take the time to introduce a new language?
(Not to mention the fact that your little one is still learning their native language.)
But what if helping your toddler learn a second language was actually...Read More
Are you trying to learn Spanish on your own but feeling stuck?
You’re not alone!
Considering that more than 21 million people on this planet study Spanish as a foreign language, some tried-and-true tactics to achieve fluency on your own do exist and have proven to be successful for other learners.
The best part? Many of the ways you can practice Spanish at home are...Read More
What is your parenting style?
Four main styles of parenting—or, estilos de crianza—exist according to psychology:
authoritative – autoritativopermissive – permisivoauthoritarian – autoritariouninvolved – negligente
While most parents encompass a mix of multiple styles, research has found the authoritative style to be the most effective for children. Let’s...Read More
A slew of cognitive advantages exist for bilingual children.
For example, children (and adults) who speak two languages are better able to multitask, filter out distractions when they’re focused on a task, absorb new information, and think flexibly.
Plus, with an eye to their future, bilingual employees earn more. And even elderly bilingual adults demonstrate healthier aging...Read More
Learning Spanish is a door to a better future for your kids, as it’s a global language that’s easy to learn and highly regarded among professional recruiters. So, the question isn’t why your kids should learn Spanish, but which is the best Spanish curriculum for them?
Choosing the right curriculum for your kids matters greatly as an appropriate curriculum shapes how we understand a...Read More