Monthly Archives: February 2013

Spanish Tip of the Week: Translator Apps

Many parents ask us if they can successfully support their child’s growing Spanish skills if they themselves don’t speak Spanish.  The answer is a resounding yes!  There are many ways you can help your child continue to develop skills in any language.  For those of you that have smart phones, there are many translator apps… Read more »

It Takes A Village

Yes, the whole “It Takes A Village” thing is cliche, but this week I am truly living that statement and reminded that cliches exist because, well, they’re often true.  It’s hard to go far in the parenting literature without coming across an article about the differences in how U.S. parents raise their (our) children now… Read more »

Spanish Tip: Science Fair Word Practice

Since February is Science month here at Pine Village, why not practice some words that you might be using at our upcoming science fair!  We’ve made some suggestions below.  Science Process Skills English Español Experiment Experimento Investigate Investigar Predict       Predecir Observe     Observar Procedure  Procedimiento Scientist    Científico Weather English Español Cloud Nube Wind Viento        Meteorologist Meteorólogo… Read more »

Greetings!

Hello Pine Village friends! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jen Doyle, and I’ve just begun working with Pine Village in the area of communications, which will include regular postings to the blog. Just to give you a little bit of background, I’m the mom of two Pine Village alums – Lucy, 12,… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: A game to try at home

If you are looking for more opportunities to practice Spanish with your children, repetitive games, songs, and rhymes can be a great way to build vocabulary and increase your child’s comfort level while using Spanish. Try this game at home to practice syntax and color names. Remember, in Spanish we usually put the adjective after… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Remembering to use Spanish at home

It can be challenging to remember to use Spanish in the home, especially if your own first language isn’t Spanish, or if you have older children who are more comfortable using English.  Despite your best intentions, you may find that you aren’t using as much Spanish at home as you would like.   One way to… Read more »