¡Hola! It’s been over a month since I posted — my daughter, Lucía, was born on January 29th and needless to say it’s been very busy times! But I’m slowly getting used to my life as a mamá of two and trying to manage it all. I’m still not sleeping much, but they say sleep is for the weak, right?!
Anyway, back to business! This week I wanted to share something a little different. I often get asked, “how do you encourage your kids to speak Spanish without stressing them out?” Very good question and one that I’ve thought about many times. Luckily, that hasn’t been a major problem with my son, but every child is different and it is something to be aware of.
The best advice I give is to make it fun and enjoyable by playing games, singing and dancing. I make up songs and encourage Matías to add on his own verses and then repeat. However, instead of telling you about our Spanish fun, we put together a video of us singing two songs that we composed ourselves!
We hope you like them and that you are inspired to come up with your own canciones. It’s amazing how well children react to them and it allows the second language to flourish with ease.