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Growing up bilingual is so good for you!

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While the ability to communicate with people from different cultures is an asset, bilingual children experience some significant health benefits as well.
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“From the perspective of brain development, [growing up bilingual] is very beneficial,” Azadeh Aalai, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Montgomery College in Maryland, and author of Understanding Aggression: Psychological Origins & Approaches to Aggressive Behavior, told Saludify. “Our brain has structural plasticity, meaning it changes and adapts based on what we are exposed to in the environment, so learning multiple languages actually serves as an enriching experience that optimizes the capacity of the brain"

 

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Spanish Story for Kids: El Fandango de Lola Activities. www.spanish-school-herradura.com #Spanish for #Children in #Spain

Spanish Story for Kids: El Fandango de Lola Activities. www.spanish-school-herradura.com #Spanish for #Children in #Spain | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Spanish story of a girl who wants to learn to dance is an excellent choice for children learning Spanish. Printable language activities and ideas for reading the book with kids.
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#Spanish immersion programs for #children and teenagers in #Spain. A fun, interactive and communicational way of learning the language, with professional Spanish native teachers. www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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Learn Spanish in La Herradura Spain www.spanish-school-herradura.com 12 Traditional Games in Spanish

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Traditional games in Spanish teach vocabulary, grammar and culture. These 12 games incorporate language, so kids learn as they play.
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Traditional games in Spanish teach language and culture. These 12 games are from Latin America and Spain. All of them incorporate language, so they are excellent to play with children learning Spanish. In addition to vocabulary and common grammatical structures, the games are culturally relevant and fun. They are played every day by children around the world

 

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My Journey into Bilingual Parenting - Adventures of Bosley, The Language Bear

My Journey into Bilingual Parenting - Adventures of Bosley, The Language Bear | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

www.spanish-school-herradura.com #Learn #Spanish in Spain. Programs for children, teenagers and adults.

 

I started the series of Bosley books before we had children.  Knowing that we would be starting a family in the coming years I wanted to be ready and I used that dream of a family as inspiration to write the first book.

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I knew that second language learning would be very important to me as we took our first steps into parenthood.  I loved learning French from my mother as a child, it always made me feel proud that I knew something the other kids didn’t, like secret code words.  And martial arts has always fostered my interest in Asian culture and language, so when the opportunity arose to take a trip to Japan during high school I did everything I could to make that happen (with a little help from my parents).  I made some life-long friends that I still communicate with there today and have worked very hard to keep up a good working knowledge of Japanese.  I’m not fluent by any means, but I can “get by”.  Japanese resonates with the workings of my own engineering brain in that it is very structured, and rule based.  There is virtually no ambiguity in the language as compared to others (including English) that have silent letters, and rules seemingly made up on the fly.  So I like the language and am excited to have my children learn it with me.  (Selfishly, I really just want more people to practice Japanese with!)

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Very Interesting and Helpful to Bilingual Parents!

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A guide to raising bilingual children. Learn Spanish in Spain

A guide to raising bilingual children. Learn Spanish in Spain | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

#Spanish in #Spain #LaHerradura. Spanish immersion programs for children, teenagers and adults. 

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The number of U.S. residents age 5 and older who speak a language other than English at home has more than doubled in the past three decades. Parents like Da and Jennifer Ghurani of Hawthorne, California, are a small part of the reason why. "I want Delila to know where she's from and be able to interact with her extended family," says Ghurani, who's teaching her daughter to speak Arabic.

If you've ever thought about raising your kid to be multilingual, now's the perfect time to start. "Babies are wired for language," says Naomi Steiner M.D., developmental and behavioral pediatrician at the Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, and author of "7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child."

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How Technology Can Make Spanish Fun & Meaningful -

How Technology Can Make Spanish Fun & Meaningful - | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Children love computers and the Internet, and as our world becomes ever more technologically advanced, it is imperative that we give them the tools to explore and learn using technology. 

 

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Fortunately, technology can also be a valuable tool in our efforts to raise bilingual children.  There are numerous on-line stories in Spanish, videogames and websites.  The Internet also gives our children the chance to explore other countries and cultures preparing them for our ever-increasing global society.

 

I absolutely love teaching Spanish and am passionate about the language.  Unfortunately, I am also aware that not all my students are as enamored with learning another language.  With most public schools not introducing the study of World Languages until late in a students’ academic career, language classes can become just another requirement needed for graduation or college admission.  I am aware that learning another language can be a difficult undertaking, so I strive to make the learning of Spanish fun by using modern music, videos and projects that engage and interest the students.  I have discovered that whenever I use technology, the students get excited about learning.  Technology makes Spanish fun, exciting and meaningful.

 

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Setting Bilingual Goals for Our Kids and Our Family

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Setting Bilingual Goals for Our Kids and Our Family        

             January 21, 2013                    

by Paula - Growing Up Bilingual

January 21, 2013

 

I have to admit that keeping Spanish alive is harder than I thought.  Even though both my husband and I speak mostly Spanish at home (I’ll admit it’s not a 100% of the time) the truth is that the amount of time my kids spend immersed in a Spanish only environment is a lot less than I had anticipated.  Between school, extracurricular activities, homework and TV most of their day is spent speaking and hearing English.

 

This year we realized we have to do some things differently so that we can reach the goals that we have set for our bilingual family.

 

Immerse into the Spanish language and culture in South Spain:

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4. Schedule some formal education “time” in Spanish. I attended a full immersion school where I had a formal education in English while growing up in a Spanish speaking country.  My kids are not so lucky. They are both attending public school and we have no Spanish immersion schools or bilingual schools in our area.  Speaking (and listening to) Spanish is not enough, I want my kids to learn to read it and write it and to accomplish that they need to learn the correct grammar and spelling, they need to learn letter sounds, etc.   We signed our children up to a Spanish class  and use online resources like PetraLingua that provides online language courses for kids. I also love MommyMaestra.com because it has lesson plans and lots of printables.   We are even considering moving to an area that has Spanish immersion or bilingual schools.

 

Learn Spanish in Spain, in safe local town away from mass tourism. The Spanish Language School is located right on the beach, in beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay. Children and their partents can follow Spanish courses, and the kids can even join the local school in town (min 3 months). After school activities with the Spanish children all year around. A unique place for a complete Spanish immersion!

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Raising multilingual children using an adaptation of OPOL: switching languages every two weeks

Raising multilingual children using an adaptation of OPOL: switching languages every two weeks | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Wow! That title is a mouthful! But since this is one of the most frequently asked questions I get, I thought it might be helpful to explain how switching languages every two weeks works in our home...

 

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Professional& Peronal #Online #Spanish courses through virtual educational platform, guided by qualified Spanish native teachers in Spain.

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Our basic linguistic set-up is Papa speaks only French with the children and Mama speaks two weeks in English and two weeks in Spanish with the children. Since we live in France, the children also hear and use French everywhere they go.

 

When we lived in the United States, we used OPOL (one parent one language). I spoke exclusively Spanish with the children, my husband spoke exclusively French with the children and they hear English everywhere else they went. When we moved to France, we realized we would need to come up with a new plan if we didn’t want them to lose either their English or Spanish. And since both of these languages are an intimate part of who I am, I knew I wasn’t prepared to let either go.

And so I started speaking English or Spanish with the children every other day. But I quickly realized the mental gymnastics this represented for all of us and somewhere I had heard that one family would spend an entire month in a language. This seemed like too long to me, but I liked the idea and thought that maybe somewhere between one day and one month might be a good compromise. We settled on two weeks. We tried it, we loved it and we’ve never looked back.

Today we have four children ages 16 months to 13 years old and they are all trilingual (yes, even the baby in his own cute way!). Here are seven things we do that might help you use the same multilingual learning system in your home.

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How to Incorporate Spanish Into a Preschool Classroom - www.spanish-school-herradura.com

How to Incorporate Spanish Into a Preschool Classroom - www.spanish-school-herradura.com | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Learn #Spanish in #Spain for #Children, teenagers and adults:

www.spanish-school-herradura.com.

 

Being bilingual is a great asset, as it enables communication across cultures. In addition, learning a different language can help improve native language skills, increase cognition and promotes multicultural awareness.

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Learning a second language should begin at a young age, when children are  developing language skills and when comprehension of a foreign language is an  easier task. Since Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken languages, it  makes sense to teach it to children. On the preschool level, infusing the  language into daily activities can develop children's ability to speak it.

 

The Spanish Language School in La Herradura, Spain, is locatad right on the beach of a safe, local Spanish town. Find out more about our various Spanish courses, and (water) sports activities that can be combined with the Spanish classes. info@spanish-school-herradura.com

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Early Bilingualism Can Enhance Early Learning - Isis. Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

Early Bilingualism Can Enhance Early Learning - Isis. Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

Even the tiniest of infants are listening for the voices of their mothers. They can even discriminate between the sounds of the home or native language

 

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Programs for children, teenagers and adults:

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The face of our nation’s youngest children is changing. Recent (2010) census data shows dramatic changes in the racial and ethnic makeup of our nation’s youngest children. The numbers of Hispanic and Asian children in particular are on the rise. Furthermore, one in four children under the age of 8 grows up in a US family with at least one foreign-born parent, or about 8.7 million children. This is more than double the number of children in 1990. 1

The Paradox of early bilingualism. There is a common misguided belief among parents that reading to children in their home or native language may compromise their ability to learn to read in English. And oftentimes, if the parents don’t speak English, they may not read to their children at all due to lack of books in their home language

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Children’s Spanish Storybook Reviews. www.spanish-school-herradura.com learn Spanish in Spain programs for children

Children’s Spanish Storybook Reviews. www.spanish-school-herradura.com learn Spanish in Spain programs for children | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it
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Learn Spanish in Spain: programs for children, teenagers and adults:

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¡A comer! has always been one of our favorite children’s Spanish books. The author, Ana Zamorano, was born in Madrid but resides in Sidney, Australia. ¡A comer! is her picture of Spanish life told through the eyes of Salvador, the youngest in a family of seven. The illustrator, Julie Vivas, uses beautiful watercolor illustrations to present the setting of a traditional, small Spanish town, and throughout the book she does a wonderful job of capturing the emotions of the different family members.

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The Beauty of the Different Spanish Accents in Children - SpanglishBaby™

The Beauty of the Different Spanish Accents in Children - SpanglishBaby™ | Spanish for Homeschooling | Scoop.it

#Learn #Spanish in #Spain #LaHerradura

Find out about the immersion programs for children, teenagers and adults:

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Safe local town, located in stunning horseshoe shaped bay. Mild climate all year around.

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As another great week of school is near its end, I sit down and reflect on all the amazing things my students have taught me. Yes, I am the teacher, but they teach me new things everyday as well. This may not be news for many out there, but it was just so amazing that I had to share it with all of you, especially if you are raising bilingual and bicultural children

 

Spanish in Spain

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Spanish-For-Families

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Spanish for Families in Spain
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At the Spanish Language School in South Spain, we offer programs for children, teenagers and adults, private and intensive courses. Families that woud like to stay a longer period of time, can sign up the children for the local school in town. There are after school activities all year around, and a summer camp during the summer months. We will support you all the way, and can provide references. The town is a great place for families: safe, local, great beach, small mostly Spanish population, and a great climate all year around. A unique concept for families looking to really immerse into the Spanish language and culture. More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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