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Scholastic Parent Circle: Favorite Friends Pack in Spanish {Giveaway}

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As I’ve mentioned several times before, my daughter has been learning how to read in English at school and coming home and transferring what she’s learning into Spanish. Although we have tons of books in Spanish at home, we don’t really have a lot of books for early readers. I’m not a huge fan of translations and so I’ve kind of stayed away from those, so I was curious to see what Scholastic Club Leo‘s Paquete Amigos Favoritos — a setRead More ...

The Real Power of Playgroups

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It was a lovely sight. A dozen children, most of them preschoolers, all speaking Spanish — and some English – in the backyard of my house. I hadn’t hosted a meetup for my bilingual playgroup in a long, long time. And I’m so happy I finally did. We’re about to celebrate our three year anniversary as a group and I can honestly say that the friendships both my children and I have made because of it are priceless. I wasRead More ...

7 Basic Virtues to Encourage Homemade Multilingualism

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“Back to basics” is at the core of everything I believe about teaching my children multiple languages; love is the essence. Here’s a list of seven basic virtues to help us get back to the basics in creating homemade multilingualism – with love! 1. Love My passion for languages begins with my love for my family whether in the USA, France, Mexico or Peru. I keep in touch with them through phone calls, letters, the Internet and visits. My childrenRead More ...

Bilingual Musings: Literal Translations

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Raising a bilingual child can undoubtedly be a lot of work, but it can also be extremely amusing. Just check out the conversation I had with Vanessa yesterday: — “Bueno conocerte,” she said as she shook my hand playfully. — “¿Qué que?” I asked her as I shook her hand back. — “Bueno conocerte,” she repeated emphatically. — “¿Qué significa eso?” I quizzed her. — “Nice to meet you,” she responded confidently, surprised that I would ask such a thing.Read More ...

An Immersion Adventure in Mexico | Making Friends

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Editor’s note: This is Part 3 in a continuing series by Amy Conroy. To read the first two parts, go here. I would like to revisit one of the golden truths I’ve learned, Point C: our children are our best allies, our most gracious and charming ambassadors (when they’re not throwing berrinches or acting like super-ninjas in the local supermarket).  What I mean by this is that my experience right now would not be as rich without my children. TheRead More ...

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