Raising bilingual children in a monolingual household

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Raising bilingual children is both exciting and exhausting. When bringing up children of different languages in a monolingual home, it is a mixture of language learning in many different ways.

Children, by nature, want to learn. Indeed, the more they are around people that speak other languages, the more likely they will pick up on that language.

However, it is not that simple. Language learning is a cognitive development of a brain process. In raising bilingual children in a monolingual home is hard at times.

What are some ways you could use as parents to bring up bilingual children?

Raising bilingual children is essential for language development

One of the means to add foreign language learning is to attend bilingual story times at your local libraries or community centers, if available. Perhaps, there are limitations in your area to incorporate more bilingual learning.

In that case, consider looking for closed-captioned educational videos or movies at your local library. Consequently, if you speak a foreign language than another person at home, try to focus on simple words or phrases with your children.

Why is this so important?

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Feelings lesson plan in Spanish

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Feelings lessons are part of preschool curriculum in almost every class. Lessons on feelings terms help preschoolers to deal with behavior issues.

It also helps to understand feelings. Whether emotions take part of our daily lives, it is our feelings that we express when we are happy, sad, frustrated, angry, excited or surprised.

Much of our feelings show upĀ in our faces. We express happiness when we smile and show sadness when we frown.

In this feelings lesson plan, you will learn how feelings are part of our brains. This lesson also includes a brief bilingual activity to teach children about feelings.

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Special needs education

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Special needs education is more than helping those children that need us. Within a particular section of teaching, special needs education is teaching those students about life.

Special needs education is defined as:

a term used in clinical diagnostic and functional development to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be medical, mental, or psychological.

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