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Cinco de mayo lesson

In this Cinco de Mayo lesson, you can use the story of the Battle of Puebla. To teach children about the significance of Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May), you can use the mini-book to help them understand about this holiday. Although it is mostly focused on the Mexican people been liberated from French forces in the 19th century, you can also teach about liberty…

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Pronunciation and phonetics with other language terms

Pronunciation and phonetics, although they associated with language learning, are quite distinct language terms. Keeping pronunciation and phonetics clear is important. As you begin to learn a new language, speaking is just as necessary as learning the grammar. In teaching the basics of reading and writing, it is necessary to learn some essential language terms. Reading is a fundamental communication skill. However, syllables and letters introduce…

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Christmas carols in Spanish: Significance and tradition

As the season of Christmas approaches, many will encounter Christmas carols. These singers will demonstrate the traditional form of celebrating that the season is approaching. Carols originated during the XV (15th) and XVII (17th) centuries. These Christmas carols were a poetic form usually found in Spain, Portugal, and Spanish speaking countries. Later, the carols were found in church songs and lyrics, which many were associated…

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Celebrating Christmas through the magic of storytelling

What are you reading for this holiday season? With the holiday season upon us, I thought I would ask one great mom blogger that knows all about books and more: Cookie’s Mom.

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Spanish books for kids: Fun stories by Eric Carle

Reading Spanish books together is a great way to introduce new literature stories to children. Some are full of beautiful illustrations and stories, while some present wonderful Hispanic culture. Even some classic stories are translated into Spanish. The author and artist Eric Carle shows us that art and literature is a great match. It is even more interesting to read his stories to young children.…

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Spanish books for children to learn about summer

Summer Spanish books are a wonderful addition to any home or classroom library. Summer can be an excellent time to experience nature. From colorful flowers to beaches full of sun, the summer season is a great opportunity to explore. And it’s also a time when school is out. But children don’t have to be bored all summer long. A good collection of books can keep…

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Summer Reading Tips: 5 Ways to Encourage Reading After School

Summer is the season to temporarily say good-bye to the school year and begin summer vacation. In fact, many students look forward to that last day of school with anticipation and excitement. Regardless of whether children enjoyed learning during the past school year, summer should still present an opportunity for them to learn while playing. So, use summer reading as a chance to encourage children…

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Spanish books for kids to learn about ladybugs

What’s more amazing than to find tiny ladybugs in your garden? Well, these insects are wonders of nature that help plants stay healthy. And there are many great picture books to educate children about ladybugs.

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Story time fun: 3 easy and fun ways for early literacy

Why is story time the best time for early literacy? It is a time for a group of preschoolers or young children to engage with books and reading. Early literacy doesn’t happen overnight. It is cultivated with amazing picture books and stories. But how can parents and educators promote early literacy at home. As early as 5 months, babies are able to distinguish between languages.…

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