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Learning Spanish grammar for beginners: 3 key punctuation and gender points

In learning Spanish grammar, have you noticed the different signs in Spanish such as questions marks, (¿?) and exclamation marks, (¡!), which appear at the beginning and end of questions or exclamations. These are used to either ask a question or express a concern. How are question and exclamation marks used in Spanish grammar? Let’s see how we use them: Can you please pass the salt?¿Me puedes…

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Learning Spanish diphthongs: Strong and weak vowel formation

When learning Spanish as a second language, it is often unanticipated how to pronounce certain vowel combinations. Spanish grammatical rules indicate that diphthongs are essential in pronunciation and reading. But what are diphthongs in understanding Spanish? Diphthongs are combinations of two vowels that can sounds almost as one. It is best defined as …known as a gliding vowel, refers to two adjacent vowel sounds occurring…

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Helping struggling readers: 7 tips to encourage reading at home

Helping Struggling Readers Tips Suzy is like all young children. She’s interested in everything from dinosaurs to paper dolls to building blocks. But when it comes to reading, she struggles to sound out the basic vowels or letters. Her parents were so concerned, that they seek ways to encourage her to read more. In fact, they enrolled her in different community literacy programs and local…

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How to improve speed reading to get better grades

When reading homework piles up and there is little time to read all of it, increasing your reading speed can help with school materials. Speed-reading is used widely in academic schools to help students get better grades and improve reading comprehension. But how can students struggling with schoolwork master this study skill? Whether it is science or math, accelerating your reading comprehension can increase your…

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Spanish nursery rhymes: Learning basic numbers and sequence

Counting with those tiny little fingers can be one way to educate children about numbers. But, when numbers and nursery rhymes are combined, they make counting a different experience for children. When learning Spanish numbers and sequence, children can have fun reciting classic nursery rhymes. Whether counting forwards or backwards, it is a great way to teach children the basics of number order. How can…

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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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Spanish Immersion Programs: Benefits of Bilingual Classes

Spanish immersion programs benefit students in the classroom with more than language learning. Being bilingual in English and Spanish is more than learning the proper speaking, reading, and writing of each language. It is part of acquiring both languages and cultures. Educational Programs that can Benefit Students Two-way immersion programs in Spanish and English are increasingly becoming popular in American schools. The general instruction in…

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Educational Spanish music: 4 reasons to motivate children to learn

From “Itsy Bitsy Spider” to “Old MacDonald had a Farm”, these classic rhymes and songs have helped children with language skills, vocabulary, memorization, and syllable formation. Children can capture the essence of reading by using music to learn. What a fun way to learn concepts by just singing your favorite tunes. That’s what many experts consider educational music or music learning to be. In educational music…

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7 fun Spanish nursery rhymes and lyrics for preschoolers

Why do children love nursery rhymes and fun lyrics that they can easily remember to sing to? Perhaps, one reason is that they are fun to memorize. But one of the main reasons is that it is fun to say silly rhymes. Many of the nursery rhymes have silly saying and stories. And these fun rhymes are what motivate children to read and learn word patterns. In…

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