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
Two language-learning giants are set to take the ring: Babbel vs. Duolingo.
Which do you think will win?
In recent years, people have turned to phone apps to learn languages. Admittedly, many language learning apps are immersive, dynamic, and available to anyone with a smartphone.
But which is better? Are you a Babbel fanatic or a fan of Duolingo? We’re here to...Read More
Are you ready to overcome some major challenges to setting up your homeschooling routine?
Homeschooling is such an amazing journey—it’s an ever-changing experience as your children grow and learn and change. And you, as their “parent-teacher,” also grow, learn, and change.
But how do you achieve your goals without having to deal with too many “growing pains”?
The success of...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
In the discussion about how to raise a bilingual child in a monolingual household there are many different voices, more than a few myths, and the facts supported by science.
This article focuses on what science says about raising a bilingual child and how you can do it in your monolingual household.
Keep reading to learn about the advantages to raising your child as a...Read More
If your children are learning Spanish at home and you want to help them to improve their language learning process, you should be interested in learning what a noticing wall is and how to create one.
In this post, I’m exploring with you the different organization tools available for homeschooling language learning children, such as a weekly and a noticing wall. I’m teaching you how...Read More
Learning at home has never been so attractive and accessible. However, setting up the perfect study environment at home isn’t as simple as it may look.
Having your kids studying at home is a great responsibility and, if well done, can enrich their learning process in many ways. The key relies in doing it well and designing the right study environment for your kids.
Learning a foreign language here in America has been a requirement for high school graduation for such a long time that it’s blended into the static noise of earning a high school diploma.
One may wonder, “what am I really benefiting from learning a foreign language—such as Spanish—especially when I live in a predominantly English speaking area? What if I never travel? Work...Read More
Last week we learned about the Hammurabi code in our homeschool. Hamurabi was the sixth king in the Babylonian dynasty, which ruled in Mesopotamia 1894 to 1595 B.C. His code of 282 edicts etched in stone bears great similarities to the laws outlined in the Old Testament and many of the influences of these laws can even be seen in modern legal systems around the world today.
I am 37...Read More