Category: toddler

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 »

Coming Soon to a Location Near You!

With all this lingering snow and ice around, it’s hard to imagine that spring is right around the corner. (Wait! Not right around the corner – this week! Yesterday!!!!Officially, at least. My slip and fall on the ice in front of our house first thing yesterday was not my favorite way to celebrate, however. Yes,… 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 »

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 »