raising bilingual children in a non-native language

Raising Bilingual Children as a Non-Native Speaker: The Challenges

Raising bilingual children as a non-native speaker of the language is an interesting endeavor. Fortunately, I have it better than some; my wife is a native speaker. It’s commonly understood that this is a huge benefit and, well, it is. While it is a huge benefit in the overall process, unique situations still exist for the one actually speaking … Read more

Great Earth Day Books for Bilingual Kids

Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach your children about the importance of taking care of our  planet and being more conscious about their environment, but it is also a great opportunity to teach them Spanish. Take this opportunity to teach them more about the ecosystems that are around them and also about the … Read more

Review: Easy and Fun Language Learning with Little Pim

We are always on the lookout for products that will help our kids with reinforce our minority language, Spanish.  We have been hearing great things about Little Pim for a while so I was really looking forward to reviewing their products. We received a super cute package containing a Little Pim DVD, their Spanish Music CD … Read more

Why Teaching Spanish in Elementary School is Important

When it comes to education, Elementary school-aged children process information in a variety of ways in order for it to make sense to them. They process information on levels that are different than adults and can be taught a variety of subjects. Learning to speak Spanish is no different as they will retain what they … Read more

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 109th Birthday in Spanish!

Theodor Seuss Geisel better know as Dr. Seuss  was born in 1904 and passed away in 1991.  Having written more than 60 children’s books Dr. Seuss changed children’s literature forever. His books have been translated into 20 languages and they have been inspiring children’s literacy all over the world for more than 50 years. March … Read more

Interview with Sara Quintanar from Music With Sara

When we received the Music with Sara CDs of Spanish songs for children I had already heard a couple of Sara Quintanar’s songs. I had even included a couple of her songs which have been animated into video in previous posts (you can check out Los Monstruos Holloween video and El Día del Amor y … Read more