Monday, September 16, 2013

PBS launches more than 25 free games in Spanish for kids.

PBS just launched more than 25 free educational Spanish games to play with our kids at home or on the road. This proves to show that Spanish is an important language and that there is support from our Public Broadcasting Television to support our mission of educating bilingual children. The games are sorted by common themes and  math curriculum. This is a great resource and I'm very excited to share it with you. Que disfruten!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bilinguals process both Languages

This was an excellent read on the benefits of raising bilingual children.

"Fluent bilinguals seem to have both languages active at all times, whether both languages are consciously being used or not, the researchers report in a recent issue of Frontiers in Psychology. Both languages are active whether either was used only seconds earlier or several days earlier."

http://news.psu.edu/story/286926/2013/09/10/research/think-twice-speak-once-bilinguals-process-both-languages

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bienvenidos

Hello Parents,

Welcome once again to The Language Tree Spanish class blog. In this blog we will share songs, activities and best practices to do at home with your kids. Many of these songs are childhood songs and others are original lyrics written by me. They are simple, repetitive and easy to learn. I will upload many of the songs that we'll learn in the class. They will mostly correspond with the theme of the week. This first week is all about our little ones. We begin with the five sense because through their senses they experiment with the world around them. Through their senses they become who they are. This song is an original song.
Mis Cinco Sentidos-By Natalia Prats

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How can I motivate my child to speak another language?

Great ideas to motivate your child to speak another language! Enjoy!http://spanglishbaby.com/2012/07/5-ways-to-motivate-your-child-to-speak-spanish-when-he-refuses-to/

Fun board games that can be played in any language!

http://spanglishbaby.com/2013/02/7-fun-board-games-to-play-in-spanish/

Do you have a game suggestion that could be played with your kids?