Category: learning at home

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 »

Come Sing With Us!

UPDATE: Come join us on 4/6/13 at 10:00 a.m. at our South End school for Launch Party #2!  This week PVP Education Director Jacie Feinberg unveils her first Spanish-language CD with songs written for the toddler/preschool set. There will actually be several launch parties, the first being tomorrow (Friday, 3/8) at PVP Newton (1326 Washington… 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- 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 »

Spanish Tip: Reinforcing Spanish with "Hot or Cold"

We hope you have enjoyed some of our suggested games with your family over break.  Here is one last idea for reinforcing Spanish at home while school is closed.  Caliente o Frio/Hot or ColdSecretly identify an object in the room and have your child guess where/what it is by saying hot or cold (caliente o… Read more »

Spanish Tip: Reinforcing Spanish with "Red Light, Green Light"

Here is another game to help your family practice Spanish over school break. You don’t need to know Spanish yourself to play this game with your family! Luz Roja– Luz Verde/Red Light– Green Light With your children running around outside, call out to them “Luz Roja” (red light) or “Luz Verde” (green light). When they hear… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Practicing Over Break

We‘re posting a little early this week due to the holidays.  If your child is in an immersion or bilingual school, you may be wondering how to help reinforce Spanish while the school is closed for winter break.  Here are a few simple games anyone can play in Spanish- regardless of your own level of… Read more »