Spanish made easy – one phrase

Is the thought of learning a second language overwhelming to you? The reason language learning seems like a monstrous task is because we focus on the end result… mastering grammar, sentence structures, idioms, vocabulary, accent, etc.  And we forget how we acquired our first language. We acquired our first language through the repetition of realContinue Reading

Personal Development as a parenting tool

We all want our children to be happy and fulfilled. With so many different parenting styles, education philosophies and opinions of friends and family members, this goal can seem overwhelming. However, there’s a simple way to achieve this… and it is for YOU to become happy and fulfilled. Working on our own personal development allowsContinue Reading

Los pollitos

Buenas Noches, I find it fascinating how in different languages, animals “make” different sounds… Today, I will share one of my favorite childhood songs. It’s about a baby chick who says pio pio pio 😉 Click here to sing with me! Feliz Viernes! CON AMOR, Daniela

How to stop a tantrum before it starts

Buenas Noches, If you were eager to read this post after reading the subject line, you’re probably too busy to read a long post… So let’s get to the “carne y papas” Here’s one tool to stop tantrums before they start Feliz Viernes! CON AMOR, Daniela

How to create audio books

Buenas Noches, Do you ever wish you could listen to your grandma’s voice one more time? What if she could read your favorite bedtime story… forever? I’m so excited to share today’s video with you. In this video, I will show you how to create your own audio books and preserve the voice of yourContinue Reading

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 yearContinue Reading

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

Best parenting book…EVER!

Buenas Noches, If you have been with us for a while, you may already know how much I love this parenting book. “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk”  is NOT a book for controlling your child’s behavior. Instead, this book is full of wisdom on how to create aContinue Reading

Why It’s Necessary To Make Language Real

Buenas Noches, While you may not remember how you acquired your native language, you have definitely seen the process babies go through in leaning their native language. Do babies start speaking on day one? Do they memorize grammar rules? Are they forced to repeat the same word or phrase over and over until they achieve perfectContinue Reading

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