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How to Teach A Child to be Bilingual

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As you teach your child to be bilingual, many questions arise. Is this learning beneficial to my child? Will there be any language development concerns once your child starts school?

All these inquiries and more are valid questions. What is more challenging to address is how to incorporate a learning environment that complements with what your child learns at school? Even at the beginning stage of learning, babies initially start to gather information about the world around them. 

Babies Brain and Learning

As babies develop into infants and toddlers, the language skills they learn comes from direct relation with others. As you teach your baby new words and phrases, the brain continues to grow and gather more information. While this development stage is a perfect opportunity to introduce a new language, take into considerations on how to support the learning growth.

One aspect to consider is that babies will begin to prefer one style over another. As more adults and family members speak one dominant language at home, babies will acquire that preferred language. So, be mindful when you want to introduce a language that you speak and that language spoken by others at home.

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Steps to Turn the Summer Slide into Learning

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The Summer Slide occurs every year, all the time after school is over. Much like a typical slide, your children encounter at a playground, sliding during the summer break brings learning loss. Often, the Summer Slide progresses during the middle of the summer break. As soon as children spend time outdoors, at summer camps, or even travel during family vacations, coming back to reality is sometimes dreadful.

However, there is no wondrous remedy. On the other hand, countless experts and teachers encourage, if not, plead you to get your child to read over the summer. How do you motivate your child to read over the summer?

What is the Summer Slide Reading?

The Summer Slide is a traditional term when students are out of school for the summer but forget to continue learning or reading. Countless research showed that summer reading affects mostly low-income students. Regardless of socioeconomic status, children that don’t continue reading over the summer disengage in learning.

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End of the School Year Activities

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Are students counting the days until school is out for the year? Distractions like these certainly do not motivate students to learn. So, what can you do to make sure your classroom keeps running until the last day?

Your students are marking those days until there is no more reading or assignments. Developing learning activities to motivate students to continue learning is not an easy task. Besides having a set of projects to support your students, take the time to reflect the lessons that worked or not. 

Early Years End of School Activities

By now, you probably know that young learners develop language skills through hands-on experiences. Aside from the usual modeling clay, sand, and textile materials, refine those motor skills by using finger paint or scissors. 

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