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3 Spanish musical instruments for language learning

What could be more fun to learn Spanish for kids than with traditional Latin music? Songs and lyrics are fun ways to learn Spanish. In fact, Spanish musical instruments make great educational tools. Latin music has many instruments that can play different pitches and sounds. Yet, there are many Spanish-speaking countries that have developed their own types of musical instruments. Whether culture calls for Spanish…

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Learning about Spain: Facts, culture and language

Spain or España is considered la madre patria for many Spanish speakers. Some foreign exchange students, serious about learning Spanish, transfer to Spain as part of their learning process. To be completely immersed in the language is sometimes one of the best ways to learn about the language. Spain has become the most prevalent destination to learn Spanish, completely and fully. Could it be because Spain is…

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20 best Spanish foods in Latin America and Spain

If you’re fortunate enough to participate in a foreign exchange program to study Spanish abroad countries like Spain or any of the beautiful Latin American countries, you might be lucky enough to taste the diverse foods available. As a foreign exchange student, you not only study the native language but you also observe and adapt to the culture, especially the traditional cooking. Many countries in Latin America and Spain…

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Easy literacy skills: 7 tips to help parents of early readers

Promoting language skills is not an easy task for any parent. There is Suzy looking at the board book she was holding. Her mom is in the kitchen preparing dinner and the television is turned on. All Suzy is waiting to do, at 6 months old, is hold the board book full of pictures and put it in her mouth. Many busy parents may believe that children will eventually learn to read…

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How can parents help struggling readers with reading comprehension?

Engaging children in reading can be one of the most fun ways to encourage learning to read. When children start to learn to read, they begin to understand the many wonderful aspects of the world around them. But for struggling readers, that reality may seem a distant dream. Many students are left behind because parents don’t know where to begin to help their children. Or parents may…

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Learning activity for preschoolers: Letter recognition

As reading becomes a very important time for parents and children, there are some learning activities to make the reading process fun and interactive. One obvious learning activity is to sit down with the children and read an exciting book. Or perhaps, parents and children attend a story time at a local library or bookstore. But reading is more than just looking at books. There are many ways…

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Spanish books for children to learn about autumn

The fall season can bring so much joy to children. Many kids will know it is the beginning of the new school year, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. And many of them will also enjoy apple and pumpkin picking. In fact, many families will perhaps enjoy a wonderful afternoon at parks and fall festivals. Related: Spanish Bilingual Stories – Fall: A Time for Harvest How can parents…

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Learning about seasons around the hemisphere

Seasons change and they bring much change around the world. Perhaps, the leaves are turning color or the birds don’t sing or chirp as much as they used to. Another sign that fall is approaching might be less sunlight. All of this indicates the summer season is gradually transitioning to the fall or autumn season. As C. S. Lewis greatly interprets the fall season as:…

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Facts about penguins for kids

Some birds fly to warmer climates in winter to stay warm. Other birds just stay in their natural habitat. For penguins, it is a matter of using pre-existent physical features that helps them survive the harsh winter. During the winter season, penguins need to survive the hard conditions of short days and little or no food. But their bodies have adapted to withstand the freezing…

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