Category: bilingual

Playdates at the MFA: Starting Monday 10/5

Beginning this Monday (10/5), we will be joining the Museum of Fine Arts in offering Bilingual Playdates on the first Monday of the month. Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Tours leave on a rolling basis starting at 10:15 am. The last tour leaves… Read more »

Introducing our NEW SATURDAY PROGRAM for 3-7 yr. olds!

Juntos Conectamos is a program designed to support the social/emotional health and development of children in our fabulous full Spanish Immersion setting. The program goals center on building Spanish language skills, team building skills, conflict resolution and fostering healthy peer relationships all in a fun and engaging interactive environment. Classes meet on the following Saturdays,… Read more »

Spanish Tip – Keeping Spanish Fun!!

A great way to keep children interested in practicing Spanish is to make it fun! Children want to speak and interact with the people they admire and about the things that interest them. Who do they admire most? You! Tie Spanish into family game night or watch a favorite movie in Spanish! Another fun way… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Open Ended Questions

This month at Pine Village, we will be learning all about famous artists and recreating our own versions of some of their famous masterpieces! You don’t have to speak a lot of Spanish to encourage your child to do so.  Simply ask an open ended question and let them respond with as many words as… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Talking about the weather

¿Cómo está el clima/tiempo hoy?   What is the weather like today? With all the ups and downs in the weather lately, why not try talking about it in Spanish?  There are some idioms to be aware of, but don’t worry.  We’ve got you covered! In English, we use the verb “to be” to describe… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week- Pretend Vacations

Take a pretend vacation and practice Spanish! It is cold out lately in Boston- and then it’s fairly mild- and then it’s cold again.  All this back and forth just seems to make the colder days that much colder!  If you are like many of us, you’re spending a good portion of these “colder days”… Read more »