Oct 012015
Hispanic Heritage in California: Children's Books

Living in California means inheriting a rich Hispanic heritage, from the state’s historic missions to modern day poets and activists.  Below are wonderful children’s books we have discovered about Hispanics in California.  As can be expected, many of them focus on struggles for equality and making sense of migration. This post contains affiliate links.  If […]

Sep 242015
Fine Motor Skills for Early Elementary School Kids

As Monkey gets older and works on his handwriting, I’ve found it harder to find activities to help him develop fine motor skills.  There are many wonderfully creative ideas for toddlers and preschoolers but far fewer for early elementary school kids.  Here are some great activities I have found that help develop fine motor skills […]

Sep 222015
Argentina: Best Children's Books

This month our Global Learning Series is focusing on Argentina, so of course I raided our library for any and all books about this fascinating South American country!  Below is a collection of the best children’s books about Argentina that we found, a mix of legends, tall tales, and contemporary stories.  Enjoy! This post contains […]

Sep 182015
Spanish Halloween Activities

I am always on the lookout for fun activities I can do with my kids to learn Spanish, and what is more fun this time of year than Halloween?  Here are some of my favorite Spanish Halloween activities to help you and your kids have some learning fun getting ready for el día de las […]

Sep 152015
Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream

Do you have a princess lover in your house?  Your kids can’t get enough of fairy tales?  Then you would love Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream, in which world class skaters bring to life favorite moments from Tangled, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and The Princess and the Frog.  Get a discount code […]

Sep 072015
Latino Bedtime Stories

In anticipation of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are some favorite Latino bedtime stories!  Some are in Spanish, others are bilingual, others are mostly in English with Spanish phrases sprinkled in; some emphasize cultural themes or traditions. What they have in common is passing on heritage – whether through language or culture – through the snuggly […]

Aug 262015
Children's Books about Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year,  is coming soon!  To celebrate I’ve put together a list of books for children about this beautiful holiday.  Enjoy! This post contains affiliate links.  If you click through and make a purchase, I receive a small commission. Children’s Books about Rosh Hashanah Every year Katy looks forward to making […]

Aug 252015
3 Easy Ways to Use Music to Teach Preschool Spanish

Now that Little Monkey is approaching three years old, I’m incorporating more preschool activities into our homeschool.  One method that never gets old (and that my five year old loves as well) is music.  My boys both love to dance and sing, and music is playing constantly at our house and in the car.  Kids seem […]

Aug 212015
Folktales from Iran

Folktales are a great way for kids to learn about another culture. They teach about traditional values and ways of life and often include fantastical characters and incredible adventures that highlight life lessons and let kids dream of far-off lands long ago. Below are some of our favorite folktales from Iran. This post contains affiliate […]

Aug 192015
Raising Multilingual Kids: Can a Non-Native Speaker Raise Bilingual Children?

When it comes to raising bilingual children, many non-native speakers (such as myself!) are plagued with doubts.  How well can we really teach our children a second language? In the beginning, my husband and I used the One Parent One Language method.  In other words, he – as a native Spanish speaker – would speak […]

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