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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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10 Ways to Say Goodnight to Your Kids in Spanish

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 I find my kids are most receptive at night. Just before falling asleep, while we’re cuddling, they’re more relaxed and open to conversing … even in Spanish! As a bilingual and bicultural mom, I take full advantage…
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Breakfast Vocabulary and Phrases In Spanish For Your Kids!

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When your child sits at the table for breakfast, make it a learning experience! Play a game and have him tell you the vocabulary word in Spanish for each utensil and every food item. Los utensilios y la vajilla: Tableware. La cuchara:…
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Spanish Words & Their Meanings in Different Countries

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If you happen to speak so-called “American English” and travel to the land of the English, England, you will soon discover that the language is the same but that some words are different or have a different meaning that might cause embarrassment.…
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What Kind of Spanish Should Your Child Be Learning

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Spanish and English are spoken in so many different countries and have so many varieties, that often the questions arise: which variety is the best? Which type of English or Spanish should I teach my child? The point is very tenable because…
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5 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Speaking Another Language

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We were spending the summer at a gated community, outside the city, and my son Oscar was about four years old. Children had the run of the place and were having a blast. He had made many friends his age, and spent all day cycling, swimming,…
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How To Know Whether Your Child has a Knack for Languages

About the age of two, children start babbling their first words, imitating what they hear from parents and other relatives. Soon after, they put words together and if parents listen attentively, they might catch the utterance of the child’s…
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10 Polite Phrases Your Little Spanish Speaker Should Know

Any parent knows how important politeness is in the adult world. It improves our chances of having healthy and respectful relationships, both in our personal and professional lives. A child should practice politeness in any and every language.…
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Want to Learn Spanish? Shut Up and Listen!

I am not one of those people who has a natural affinity for languages. I studied Spanish for three years in high school, but once I graduated, I rarely had occasion to speak the language. So slowly but surely, those lessons fell away. But…
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5 Language Games to Play With Your Children

All children need our coaching, affection, tender love and care… and that means they need our time. And when we spend an hour with them we relax, enjoy ourselves, feel positive, laugh and smile at their ways and quips. We also learn from…