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Meet the Teacher:  New Beginnings Made Easier!
By     |    Jul 13, 2018
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Meet the Teacher: New Beginnings Made Easier!

Starting a new school, or even starting a new class at the same school, can be a time of excitement and a little trepidation for both preschoolers and their parents! Couple that with immersion in a new language and even the most confident parent/child may feel a bit overwhelmed. Meet the Teacher events provide the perfect opportunity to help smooth the way and make it easier to greet new beginnings […]

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Spanish Dichos – Great Wisdom in Small Packages
By     |    Jun 21, 2018
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Spanish Dichos – Great Wisdom in Small Packages

In every culture, words of wisdom are passed down from one generation to the next in the form of sayings, adages, idioms, or proverbs. In Spanish, these sayings are called dichos (from the verb decir – to say) and they’re a rich part of the oral tradition in Latin countries. Dichos are short phrases that are packed with valuable life lessons. They’re frequently used by parents and grandparents to teach […]

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GOOOOOAL!  World Cup Fever Builds in Latin America and at Spanish Schoolhouse!
By     |    May 31, 2018
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GOOOOOAL! World Cup Fever Builds in Latin America and at Spanish Schoolhouse!

Soccer (or fútbol in Spanish) is not just a wildly popular pastime in Latin America. It is a source of national unity, identity, and pride. The World Cup tournament is fast approaching and citizens of each country will come together to support their teams, demonstrate their unwavering loyalty, and brace for an emotional rollercoaster as they watch in excitement. At Spanish Schoolhouse, our campers (ages 3-8) can take part in […]

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Preschool Transitions – What a Difference a Year Makes!
By     |    May 23, 2018
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Preschool Transitions – What a Difference a Year Makes!

It seems like only yesterday that you were dropping your child off for the first day of preschool. There may have been tears shed (from both of you) as this transition from the home setting to a formal school took place. Fast forward eight months and here we are – what a difference a year makes! Let’s take a look at preschool transitions, a typical child’s progress, and what to […]

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The World is Your Classroom!  Learn Spanish Abroad
By     |    May 3, 2018
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The World is Your Classroom! Learn Spanish Abroad

When parents commit to an immersion education for their children, they know they’re opening doors to exciting future opportunities. From the classroom to the world, language immersion opportunities yield big advantages. They enrich lives and increase cultural awareness both in childhood and throughout life. At Spanish Schoolhouse, we love being able to offer immersion programs right here in Texas! Our wonderful staff of native Spanish speakers represents almost every Spanish-speaking […]

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Building Eco-Awareness, One Child at a Time
By     |    Apr 22, 2018
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Building Eco-Awareness, One Child at a Time

April is Earth Month! This is a wonderful opportunity to educate our youngest generation about our planet, how it sustains us, and what we can do to help care for it. At Spanish Schoolhouse, we celebrate La Tierra (Earth) throughout the month, planting seeds of environmental awareness that will help create a more sustainable future for all of us earthlings! Focus on Plants Plant Week is a time we can […]

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Break the “How Was Your Day?” Habit: Tips for Talking to your Preschooler
By     |    Mar 19, 2018
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Break the “How Was Your Day?” Habit: Tips for Talking to your Preschooler

As a parent of a preschooler, you’re already quite an expert in child communication!  You understand your child’s unique ways of saying things and can decipher his or her developing language.    But even the most engaged parents with the chattiest kids can sometimes come up empty-handed when they ask about a child’s time at school.  “How was your day?” or “What did you learn about?” will often generate responses […]

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By     |    Feb 28, 2018
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The Dynamic Duo of Language and Music

There are some things that naturally go together: Batman and Robin, Ben & Jerry’s, Peanut Butter and Jelly. Let’s add another to the list: Language and Music. If you think about it, music itself is a language. Even if there are no words set to a tune you can still grasp what it’s trying to express. It could be a happy song meant to make you smile, a love song […]

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Observation, Assessment, Evaluation – Oh My!
By     |    Feb 14, 2018
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Observation, Assessment, Evaluation – Oh My!

Preschoolers are fun to watch – just ask any new mother, father or proud grandparent! A young child’s awkward attempts to try new things or early efforts at conversation can be captivating. Everyone enjoys observing them. Children are charming, creative, active and emotional. We learn about a child’s development through observing and assessing. The word “assessment” comes from the Latin word meaning “to sit beside and get to know.” It’s […]

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Planting the Seeds: Language Acquisition at Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Jan 16, 2018
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Planting the Seeds: Language Acquisition at Spanish Schoolhouse

As our world becomes more and more interconnected, speaking multiple languages takes on a new value. At Spanish Schoolhouse, through our experience with thousands of students, we’ve seen how bilingualism empowers children. They gain proven cognitive and social advantages that give them opportunities for life! This is certainly exciting for parents, but some are hesitant about committing to an immersion preschool environment because they don’t quite know what to expect. […]

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