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The project approach in action

Buenas Noches,

I am so excited to share this project with you!

As you may know, our after-school program is for ages 4-8. However, this school year we added an age group(Muchachos).  Three of our students turned 9 and 10 last summer and they wanted to continue with the program.

As the beginning of the school year was approaching, I began to panic…

My thought process:

“I’ve never worked with this age group in a classroom setting”
“Is our environment going to engage them”
“Are they going to be taller than me by the end of the year” JAJA = HAHA

Then…

I took a big breath and decided to let them lead and truly become a facilitator of their learning.

Yet again I have been overwhelmed by all the learning that is possible when we allow children to follow their interests and we truly respect their ideas.

The “Muchachos” made this video to explain their project and to invite you to become part of it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Click here to watch the video

If you would like to help click here

Feliz Viernes!

CON AMOR,
Daniela

Encouragement vs. Praise

Buenas Noches, We all want to help our children grow and develop a strong self esteem, but what is the best approach? Praise or encouragement? In today’s video, I will share the difference between the two and why it’s so important to use the right approach. Click here to watch the video Feliz Viernes! CON AMOR,Continue Reading

Being short has its perks!

Buenas Noches, Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite books… I know I have lots of “favorite” books. I love this book because I can identify with the main character and because it’s filled with repetition and comprehensible input. I hope you enjoy! Click here to watch the video Feliz Viernes! CON AMOR, Daniela

[Special offer] No need to fight crowds ;)

Buenos días, We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are incredibly thankful to have you in our family and want to show you our appreciation with a special gift. Get our Kindle book for FREE  and share it with anyone! (You’ll get the gift of having your friends and family aboard the bilingual familyContinue Reading

How to mix colors… IN Spanish

Buenas tardes, We learn through real and meaningful interactions with people we love.  This is why you are your child’s best language teacher.  Today’s activity is a simple way to learn lots of Spanish vocabulary together! Do this activity with your child! Feliz Jueves! CON AMOR, Daniela

Qué Rica Mosca

Buenos días, As you know, reading with your child  is one of the best things you can do for their language development.  If you are learning Spanish, reading together is a great way to get lots of comprehensible input in a low stress environment. This is one of my favorite books. It’s repetitive and funContinue Reading

How I mastered the English language in “only” 20 years

Familias, While it may not have taken me 20 years to achieve fluency, I do believe I am still learning the English language. I constantly find myself learning idioms and phrases. It’s a fun way to entertain my husband and American friends. 😉 Learning a second language is a marathon NOT a sprint!   IContinue Reading

Survey

For the past two years, Bilingual Family has been sending a newsletter with articles, tips, DIY toy of the month, book of the month,  parent resources and video tips.  Recently, we experimented with delivering our content only through short videos .  The response has been AWESOME!   I realize that everything we have included in our newsletters isContinue Reading

SURPRISE!

I am so excited to share with you a BIG project we are working on. As our name implies, “the family” plays a huge role in the acquisition and production of the language. As our students grow with our program, we have noticed that the greatest predictor of language competency is the involvement of theContinue Reading

Spanish Phrases…Making Bubbles!

We all love bubbles! Let’s learn Spanish while making “Burbujas” Procedure: 1. Watch this video 2. Gather materials 3. Watch this video with your child and make burbujas together! Happy playing CON AMOR, Daniela  

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