Fall 2017: Saturday Program – Juntos Conectamos

We are so excited to announce the dates for our fall Saturday program! Juntos Conectamos is an innovative and educational program designed to support the social/emotional health and well-being of children ages 3 years to 7 years old.

The program goals center on encouraging team building skills, problem solving, cooperation and fostering healthy peer relationships. Each class is designed to be engaging and fun for each child, while challenging them, at their own developmental level, to work together towards a common goal.

Classes take place in our full Spanish Immersion classroom environments on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 11 am in our Porter Sq (2067 Mass Ave., Cambridge) and Needham (65 Fourth Ave.) locations.

2017-18 session dates are:

Saturday, September 23 to Saturday November 18, 2017 (no class Oct. 7)

Saturday, January 20 to Saturday, March 17, 2018 (no class Feb. 17)

Saturday, March 24 to Saturday, May 19, 2018 (no class March 31)

Click here to apply!

Tuition is $280/session. There is a 10% discount if you sign up for all three sessions and pay in full before the start of the first session.

Boston Summer Fun in Spanish

 

It’s that time of the summer. The rush of excitement for summer vacation is starting to fade. Kids are getting bored. Parents are getting cranky. You need some new ideas for things to do to keep everyone occupied, while also not breaking the bank.

We’ve added some Spanish vocabulary words so you can practice with your friends and family while your out and about exploring this great city.

Have fun!……….Que te diviertas!

Take a Ferry Around Boston

You don’t need to pay for an expensive cruise around Boston – kids are just as happy taking a (free) water ferry ride from the MBTA. Use it as a way to look at Boston from afar or even look into the commuter ferry to head to Hingham or Hull!

Boat……….Barco

Sail………….Vela

Waves……….Olas

Beach……….La playa

Captain…….Capitan

Sailor…….Marinero

Go for a Hike

Hiking with kids can be a great way to explore nature and get them active! From easy, fun trails to more advanced, you can find a variety of hikes right around the Boston area in your backyard (no need to head up to NH or Maine). Here’s a few of the top 5 family friendly hikes nearby from MommyNearest.

Mountain…….Montania

Hike…………..Escalar

Boots…………Botas

Climb…………Subir

Jacket……….Chaqueta.

Minor League Baseball Game

As much as you love the Sox, the tickets can be pricey, especially if you think your child may not be old enough to appreciate the game! Luckily, you can still bring your kids to experience a baseball game at some of the family-friendly Minor League parks nearby, like the Lowell Spinners or the Pawtucket RI Red Sox.

Ball……..Pelota

Park…….El Parque

Diamond………Diamante

Bat……………..El Bat

Visit a Farm

Exploring local farms are a great way to show your kids where food comes from while also enjoying the a nice morning or afternoon. Many local farms have “pick your own” and also places to explore animals or other activities. Find a farm near you here.

Farm…….La Granja

Cow……….Vaca

Barn………..Granero

Horse……Caballo

Head Inside

Want to get out of the sun one day and also avoid the crowds? Head indoors for something a little bit different like bowling, walk around the mall, head to one of the local Jordan’s Furniture for a variety of different activities like obstacle courses, water light shows, and ice cream.  One of our favorite Boston  attractions for kids is the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library.  Check it out! After lots of outdoor time, sometimes kids like to take a break inside for a bit to change up their routine!

Museum…….Museo
Bowling…….Bolos
Ice Cream……..Helado

Bring a Picnic to an Outdoor Concert

Boston has an amazing lineup of free outdoor concerts throughout the summer. Whether you are right in the city, suburbs or want to hit it up after work or during the day, there are a variety of options. Pack up a picnic, grab a blanket and head out. MommyPoppins has a pretty comprehensive list of concerts here!

Music……….Musica

Instruments…….Instrumentos

Concert…….Concierto

 

Take the Commuter Rail for a Surprise Day Trip

Want to really excite your kids? Tell them you’re taking them for a surprise train ride and go somewhere new. Maybe it’s up to Salem or Newburyport by the water or down to the South Shore, but if you make it an adventure, your kids will love it!

Train………..Tren

Railway……..Ferrocarril

 

Have other ideas to share? Comment below and tell us how you are spending the rest of the summer with your little ones!

Spanish Tip of the Week: Camping in the Woods

Heading into nature for a night under the stars or in a tent? For this week’s Spanish tip of the week, we’ve put together some phrases to use while camping, so you can practice Spanish with your little one! Enjoy nature and your wonderful families! Happy summer!

De campamento al bosque…………………………………Camping in the woods

Me gusta pasear por las montañas………………………..I love walking in the mountains.
Me gusta nadar en el lago…………………………………….I love swimming in the lake.
Hagamos una fogata…………………………………………….Let’s make a bonfire.
Es muy divertido dormir en la carpa………………………..It’s very fun to sleep in a tent.
Está muy fresco en el bosque………………………………..It’s cool in the woods
Me gusta el sonido de los árboles…………………………..I like the sound of the trees.
Me gusta pescar cuando estoy acampando…………….I like fishing when I’m camping.
Las estrellas brillan más en el bosque……………………The stars are brighter at the woods.