Browsing Category "Childhood Education"
Lifetime Advantages of Bilingualism
By     |    Jan 26, 2017
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Lifetime Advantages of Bilingualism

Language immersion programs are popping up all over the U.S., immersing children in Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, and more.  What’s fueling this demand?  A growing body of research shows that bilingualism gives children awesome lifetime benefits, regardless of the language!   Read on for some research results, plus some real-world examples from Spanish Schoolhouse students! It’s a Small World Anyone who has traveled to a foreign country without learning the language […]

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Easier, Happier Handwriting at Spanish Schoolhouse

Easier, Happier Handwriting at Spanish Schoolhouse

Handwriting Without Tears® (HWT) is a fun, multisensory program to help children develop fluent, legible handwriting as an automatic, mastered skill.  The system behind it was created over 30 years ago by an occupational therapist, and it has been used with millions of children throughout the world. Originally, the program was available only for English speakers, but recently, HWT noted the rising importance of bilingual education, and developed a Spanish […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Opens Immersion Preschool in Round Rock, TX

Spanish Schoolhouse Opens Immersion Preschool in Round Rock, TX

Spanish Schoolhouse is coming to North Austin!  We are so excited to offer Spanish preschool immersion in Round Rock, TX!  Beginning October 17, 2016, our beautiful new campus at 4000 Sunrise Rd, Bldg. 2 will offer full-time and part-time preschool enrollment options, with the same high-quality curriculum and standards as our current fifteen locations in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston areas.  We cannot wait to help Austin area preschoolers […]

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Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference
By     |    Oct 6, 2016
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Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

Congratulations! You have survived the first weeks of school: the drop-off anxiety, new teachers, new friends, and adjusting to the school routine! Your child is feeling more comfortable, but you may still have a few (or many!) questions about what exactly your child is learning and how he/she is doing all day at Spanish Schoolhouse! Parent-Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity for receiving and giving! As a parent, you want […]

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Celebrating our Cultures:  Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating our Cultures: Hispanic Heritage Month

The colors, sights and sounds of Latin America and Spain are all around us this month, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage!  For almost 50 years, the US has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month.  This celebration recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  The 30-day observation incorporates the independence anniversaries of many Latin American countries.   Hispanic Heritage […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Immersion Preschool Opens in Sugar Land, TX

Spanish Schoolhouse Immersion Preschool Opens in Sugar Land, TX

We are excited to be expanding our reach to offer preschool Spanish immersion in the Sugar Land, TX area! Beginning October 3, 2016, our beautiful new campus at 1120 Soldiers Field Drive in Sugar Land will offer full-time and part-time preschool enrollment options, with the same high quality curriculum and standards as our current fourteen locations in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston areas. Leading the Sugar Land school will […]

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My Spanish or Your Spanish?

My Spanish or Your Spanish?

“Who wants cake?”  Can you believe there are at least seven ways to say “cake” in Spanish?!  Pastel, torta, queque, ponqué, bizcocho, dulce, tarta all mean the same delicious treat.  It’s not so surprising when you consider the fact that Spanish is the official language in over 20 countries, and there are many dialects! In our classrooms So, which Spanish do we teach?  Officially, the Spanish language is regulated by […]

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Spice Up Your Summer (and keep your kids busy) with Worldly Wednesdays!
By     |    Jun 1, 2016
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Spice Up Your Summer (and keep your kids busy) with Worldly Wednesdays!

Summer break is such an exciting time for kids!  Lots of free time for relaxing, playing, and having fun.  But for some parents, months of unstructured time can be a little daunting!  If you are searching for activities to keep your kids engaged, here’s an idea for you.  A former Spanish Schoolhouse family shared this great plan for keeping kids tuned into the Spanish culture.  You can adapt the program […]

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Cooking with Kids:  Recipes from the Latin World
By     |    Apr 19, 2016
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Cooking with Kids: Recipes from the Latin World

The kitchen is a great learning environment for children and it’s easy to sprinkle in some Latin culture for fun as well!  Cooking teaches real-life math skills as children count out ingredients, compare different sized measuring cups, or notice that three teaspoons equal one tablespoon.  From a scientific angle, kids can observe property changes like solid chocolate becoming liquid when melted, or see how baking powder and yeast make foods […]

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Love and Logic in the SSH Classroom
By     |    Mar 31, 2016
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Love and Logic in the SSH Classroom

  What does it mean that Spanish Schoolhouse uses Love and Logic® as the preferred discipline strategy throughout our school?  You may have heard of this methodology, but not know the theories behind it.  You may have read some Love and Logic books, or even attended a class.  With Love and Logic, the more you know, the more effective the strategy can be.  We love the positive environment that this […]

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