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
If you’re studying Spanish, odds are that at some point you will want to track your learning progress and measure your language fluency. By doing that, you’ll be able to acknowledge how far you have come in your Spanish learning efforts.
Tracking your progress and measuring your fluency are crucial parts of your language learning process. Keep reading to learn the benefits of these...Read More
Have you ever wondered why there are so many similarities between English and Spanish? If you still haven’t noticed them, let me help you with this useful comparison guide for Spanish learners.
The common characteristics that English and Spanish share make learning Spanish easier for native English speakers despite the undeniable differences between the two languages. ...Read More
It began when I had my first baby over ten years ago. For every special occasion, family and friends would ask the question, “What should I get for her as a gift?”
For the first couple of years, I could get away with a no gifts rule, but eventually my children were old enough to know that special occasions meant PRESENTS!
I knew I needed a response that would both honor my...Read More
If you come from a Spanish family or a duolingo family, you probably understand how important spending quality time with your family is when it comes to understanding your culture. Apart from engaging in usual family banter with your loved ones, you can also consider starting a family game night.
For the longest time, game nights have been known as the perfect way to create time for the...Read More
Get your child excited to learn a second language with this list of Spanish crafts!
Give your kid a break from the textbook by stepping into the world of creativity. Arts and crafts activities enable your child to have real-life experiences and opportunities to use what they learned in class. Art is more than just a hobby, it’s also a highly effective learning tool!
This fun Spanish...Read More
Are you working on developing your homeschool schedule?
Homeschooling is an ideal option for families who want their children to learn Spanish and English in a flexible, individualized, and authentic setting. Many families love the freedom and flexibility homeschooling provides. Bilingual families often find they can support the minority language better.
Each family is unique, and...Read More
Are you looking for more resources to help reach your bilingual homeschooling goals? That is great! Kids’ minds are like sponges—they tend to learn things faster and better the sooner they start. Also, your timing is perfect! The number of Spanish-language materials to make this experience easier is growing exponentially. The best way to start is by having a clear, organized plan as well as...Read More
How do kids benefit from playing reading games in Spanish?
Playing reading games encourages kids to use Spanish and think about what they have read.
Engaging reading games in Spanish help keep kids motivated and entertained by the Spanish and bilingual books they read.
The games on this list are easy to play, ideal for early elementary-aged students, and can be adapted to...Read More