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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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Education for preschoolers: 5 ways to encourage early literacy at home

Education Preschoolers is the Foundation for Early Literacy When is it a good time to start reading to your child? Is the perfect time at night or before nap time? There is really no sure answer to that question. But what educators and parents want is often to foster early literacy in children. Reading is a fundamental skill that all children should know. How can parents…

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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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Immersion program ideas for grades K-1: 10 ways to incorporate Spanish topics

Bilingual children learn best when language topics are shown in a fun and entertaining way. It is even more fun when reading and grammar concepts are easily tied to puppet shows and stories. But how can parents and educators add simple immersion program ideas to learning Spanish? Immersion Program Ideas for Bilingual Classes Background Immersion programs are categorized in 3 simple ways: one-way, two-way, and full immersion classes.…

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What is all the buzz about? The National Spanish Spelling Bee 2013

It is not often to see a group of students to gather and actually enjoy spelling words. It’s even more amazing when these students can get excited to spell Spanish words. What is all the buzzing excitement about? The exhilarating anticipation is the National Spanish Spelling taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 18th to 20th. At this occasion, students from schools all over…

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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. Even the life cycle of ladybugs is an amazing lesson in science. Although it can be complicated to understand for many children, many nonfiction books prepare this science miracle in…

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How to make finger puppets by using homemade materials

Puppet shows can add dramatic flair to learning literature. Bilingual preschoolers can have fun making paper puppets to learn new Spanish words. What theme can you use for this activity? Any theme can work but using rabbits and Easter eggs can add fun to the project. To show children about the importance of storytelling, this activity shows them that they can tell stories or events…

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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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