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Why being bilingual can improve language learning?

Is being bilingual in diverse languages, besides the native one, an excellent way to improve your brain skills? The way you integrate language is a fantastic process. Children, younger than 3 years old, acquire words in many different languages. “The brain has a perfectly good system whose job it is to do just that – it’s the executive control system. It focuses attention on what’s…

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Poetry for kids: 3 literary Spanish poems to learn to rhyme

When it comes to learning new vocabulary, there’s no better way or more fun than a rhyming poem. In these literary genres, not only do children get to appreciate a rhyme and a story, but they also get lyrics to a song. When reading poems, children might either clap their hands to the syllable formation in the poem or they can use an instrument to follow…

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Fun craft for kids: Using patterns to enhance logic learning

Why are patterns so widely used in preschool? Simply, patterns of any type can teach young children about logical thinking and sequence of events. Whether it’s stickers or shapes, children at an early age can be introduced to order and organization. But that’s not all of the function of these configurations. Sequence or patterns also emphasizes logical thinking when reading or doing simple math. What…

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Healthy kids: 3 ways to teach your child about dental hygiene

Teaching children to brush their teeth can be a challenge for some parents. As parents, caregivers, and educators, dental hygiene should be part of the education process as well as promoting eating well and exercise. How to properly take care of young teeth can be learned as early as 3 years of age. But it does not have to be a dreadful activity. Make it fun with games,…

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How to make a homemade pinecone birdfeeder

Red Cardinal birds like to eat the crunchy seeds. Finches like to nimble on those seeds. And Woodpeckers like to peck away at the nearest branches. But in winter, there are few or no food sources for some of these amazing birds. Many of them depend on the countless backyard feeders placed by humans. Or, they may not have enough food to eat or to share…

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Spanish books for kids: Teaching children to get dress

Do you often struggle with children to get them dress before heading out the door? It’s not easy to teach kids the importance of getting dress. It’s more than a struggle. But how can parents help children in getting dress? Picture books are excellent resources to help educate children about getting dress. Whether it’s using the proper clothes for adequate whether or using dress-up costumes for…

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How do rodents use their teeth for survival?

When it comes to seeing the display of so many animals in the wild, can you guess which ones have the biggest and toughest teeth? Did you ever wonder what type of teeth makes the best tools for grabbing food, carrying their young, or making their home? Beavers and squirrels use their teeth to grip, to dig, and to eat. Beavers are called Castor canadensis.…

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Poetry for children is a great reading alternative

Poetry for children is one of the most rewarding experiences educators show. Besides the literacy aspect of poems, it also shows rhyming, metaphors, and boosts their imaginations. Not only is it fun to learn another language by reading different types of literature, but also it is interesting to see how other authors interpret the world around us. Poems can turn into songs and they turn into poems.…

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Five useful tips to select a good reference book

When you decide to take the big leap to start learning Spanish or even refresh a few words or phrases, how do you go about selecting the right tools to do so? When selecting Spanish reference books, you may want to consider a few features. Ask yourself, what is it that I want this book or software to help me with? Do I want easy on-the-go…

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