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To Teach My Daugther to Read in Spanish First or Not?

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For months I’ve been trying to figure out how I would go about teaching my daughter, Vanessa, how to read in Spanish. I know she’s been ready to learn for at least six months, but I guess I’ve been the one who wasn’t ready. My original thought was that I’d teach her how to read in Spanish before she entered Kindergarten in the Fall. Once there, she’d just follow along with the rest of the kids in her class andRead More ...

Can Everybody Learn a New Language?

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A friend of mine who is a Spanish teacher at a local elementary school said something over the weekend that got me thinking about whether or not everybody is capable of learning a new language. She said that in her years as a teacher, she’s seen with her own two eyes how some children struggle to learn Spanish while others pick it up with unbelievable ease. The most interesting part is that, some times, the students who struggle are the ones you’d least expect: theRead More ...

My Daughter’s Adventures in a Third Language

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My four-year-old daughter, Vanessa, just finished two weeks of an immersion language summer camp…in FRENCH! I’ve been wanting her to go there since last summer, but things didn’t really work out the way I’d plan them and so we had to wait until this year. And, I’m actually glad we did! French is my third language and I’ve spoken to Vanessa in French in the past although not in a consistent or structured way. In fact, before her brother wasRead More ...

Video of the Week: Las Tres Mellizas Bebés

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Las Tres Mellizas Bebés I had never heard of them until last week when my DVR recorded their show on V-me by mistake.  Now we can’t get enough of these baby triplets!  Las Tres Mellizas Bebés is a spin-off of the widely popular Catalán animation and books that have been around for three decades - Las Tres Mellizas. I’m now starting to get obsessed with the show because I found out that it was created as a language learning tool.Read More ...

10 Playful & Meaningful Activities to Teach Children Spanish

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Our Week of Mamás Blogueras continues with a post from Jennifer Manriquez,  a.k.a Maestra Jen from Bilingual Fun, who’s raising two young bilingual children in Michigan. A former classroom teacher, Jennifer is now an entrepreneur heading The Bilingual Fun Company-a language education business which teaches Spanish to parents and children ages 18 months to 12 years old. If you are trying to incorporate Spanish learning into your child’s everyday life, you may be like me, always seeking new creative activitiesRead More ...

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