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Educational music review: Learning about World Music by Daria

Meet award-winner Daria from ‘World Music with Daria’ that teaches how with the wonderful creation of music we can learn about Martin Luther King. Here she presents her music CD: “I have a Dream, World Music for Children”. A delightful music that tells about his works, the folklore behind the music, and the great message behind the most famous speech. I loved any of the…

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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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3 Spanish musical instruments for language learning

What could be more fun to learn Spanish for kids than with traditional Latin music? Songs and lyrics are fun ways to learn Spanish. In fact, Spanish musical instruments make great educational tools. Latin music has many instruments that can play different pitches and sounds. Yet, there are many Spanish-speaking countries that have developed their own types of musical instruments. Whether culture calls for Spanish…

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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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Benefits of learning a foreign language

Why is it important to learn a foreign language? Does the idea of learning another language may be daunting and scary? It might be for some. If readers are committed to learning a foreign language, then they might be surprised to learn about its benefits. Although not clearly defined, a foreign language is a tongue besides the native tongue or language learned. Improvement of communication skills Whether you…

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5 Easy Fun Spanish Rhymes and Lyrics for Preschoolers

Entertaining Spanish rhymes and lyrics Spanish rhymes as storytelling is a fun learning experience for children. They learn about new words and new letter sounds. When children have fun with words and rhyming, then they tend to like reading more often and tell others about the story. In this way, Spanish rhymes are a great way to introduce new literature to children. This is also a…

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3 methods in learning Spanish: Translation, interpretation and transcription

When looking up for that word that has endless meaning or you just don’t know what it means, what do you do? Do you run to your electronic dictionary tucked away in your pocket or cellular phone? Or, better yet, do you have an electronic device that translates words for you? But let’s consider that using translators has to be the last resort to use…

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