While you’re in the whirlwind of raising a preschooler, it’s so much fun to funnel their endless energy into learning Spanish! In addition to the hundreds of exciting, hands-on activities at your fingertips that you can find through a simple Google search, we’ve compiled new words and lesson ideas for you.
This blog post will help you guide your little one to learn Spanish food and...Read More
Curling up with your child and reading together is wonderful in so many ways. Reading books to kids allows them to hear language rhythm, sounds, and vocabulary so that they can begin to pick up on language. It aids enunciation and teaches children to mimic the sounds they are hearing and associate words with pictures. Add to their education by reading to them in Spanish so they can...Read More
Squish, squish! The snow has started to melt, the skies are filled with warm rain, and the ground is soaked with the promise of budding blooms and new vegetation. Snow boots are being switched out for rain boots and snow hats for umbrellas. La primavera (spring) is in the air! In the playful spirit of new life and growth, you can inspire your little one to learn fun new Spanish words about...Read More
“The days are long but the years are short” is an all-too-accurate motto for us parents who have young children in the house. The clock slows to a screeching halt when you need to accomplish a task and the kids are filling up with the urge for activity. Doesn’t it feel like the sheer amount of energy they have in their little bodies could literally blow the roof off? They want to have fun and...Read More
Let’s travel back in time—think about your Spanish classes from high school: How big were they? Did you feel like you got a lot of one-on-one time with the teacher? Were the classes personalized to your learning style and needs? If you were lucky enough to have small Spanish classes, then you probably learned faster and more efficiently!
In high school, my Spanish classes were huge; I...Read More
Brrrr! The temperatures are freezing and heavy snowfall has convinced your family to stay indoors (until it’s time to make a snowman, of course). Christmas songs and hot chocolate breaks have made their way into your daily routine. Invierno (winter) is here and in full swing. Looks like it’s time to start learning some Spanish winter words! With the flurry of excitement that your preschooler...Read More
Music is one of the most powerful tools to teach a foreign language to young learners! It instantly fills the room with smiles, gets kids on their feet, and inspires them to become a part of whatever they are listening to. Teaching your child Spanish through music will boost their memory of new vocabulary, improve their pre-reading skills through rhyming, and promote the development of...Read More
Teaching your little ones to read and write can be hard. My son is not quite that age yet, but I did teach an English as a Second Language class to kids aged 5-8. Some of them could read and write in Spanish, some of them couldn’t. Teaching them the letters and how to sound out words in their second language, English, was quite a struggle! When you’re teaching your own children to learn to...Read More
One of the most enjoyable aspects of learning Spanish with preschoolers is learning colors! Kids love the hands-on experience of mixing, painting, or playing coloring games. While they are happily engaged in play, you will have the added bonus of knowing they are improving their Spanish skills. The color theme is a perfect one to use to add on other themes, such as shapes and me gusta (I...Read More