Posts Tagged: bilingual

A Peek Into Our New Brookline Location

We are SOO excited about the newest location of our Spanish Immersion preschool in Brookline and thrilled to finally open our doors to local families! We worked with a wonderful group of people to help make our vision a reality, so big kudos to Kaplan Construction who did an amazing job with the space and… Read more »

Saturday Spanish Is Back!

2018-2019 Juntos Conectamos: Together We Connect Three 8-week sessions during the 2018-2019 school year: When: Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. o Sept. 22 – Nov. 17, 2018 [no class 10/6] o Jan. 12 – March 16, 2019 [no class 1/19 or 2/16] o March 23 – May 18, 2019 [no class 4/20] Where: Porter Square (2067 Mass. Ave., Cambridge) AND Needham (65… Read more »

Exciting News from Pine Village

Over the course of the past sixteen years, Pine Village has grown tremendously, largely due to the amazing skills and talents of the educators who work so hard with your children and us every day. Together they have created eight preschool learning environments that support our belief in cultural diversity and surround our children with… Read more »

Enjoy the Holidays in Spanish

Happy Holiday Season! The holidays are here. No matter what you celebrate, it’s a festive time of year and a perfect opportunity to make the most out of the season with your kids! To fully immerse your kids and your family in the Spanish language and culture, we love sharing tips and vocab to practice… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: We are Going on a Plane Trip

We are Going on a Plane Trip Nos Vamos de Paseo en Avión If you are traveling this holiday season, make it a fun opportunity learn and practice new Spanish words with your child! They will love the new experience and using their new vocabulary as they travel! To help, we’ve put together a list… Read more »

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 things that interest them. Who do they admire most? YOU! Tie Spanish into family game night or watch a favorite movie in Spanish! Discover new places together… Read more »

Thanksgiving in Spanish

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Do something different and add a little Spanish fun to the table! Use some Spanish vocabulary to talk about the food you will eat, to have a conversation, and to surprise everyone. Here’s some Thanksgiving vocabulary: Turkey- El Pavo (pah-voe) Stuffing- El Relleno (reh-ye-no) Cranberries- Los Arándanos (are-and-ah-nose) Potatoes-… Read more »

Reading is Key to Raising Bilingual Children!

Exposing children to a second language naturally is the most effective way to support second language learning. One of the most  impressionable ways we have found at Pine Village is to read as much as possible! Reading is key in language development in children and has endless benefits. Along with increased vocabulary, enhanced concentration and… Read more »

Top 5 Myths About Spanish Immersion Preschool Education

  When we founded Pine Village Preschool in Boston in early 2001, the mere suggestion of immersing young preschool aged children in a multicultural bilingual environment (with the intention of introducing Spanish as a second language) caused widespread panic (well not quite that severe!).  Fast forward to today and the information highway is jammed with… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Muy Vs. Mucho

To get back on track with our blog, we’re starting up our Spanish Tip of the Week! Every week, we’ll share some information about the Spanish language, some new words, a fun fact or incorporating it into your everyday life! Today, we’re looking at: MUY VS MUCHO To talk about quantities and amounts, in Spanish… Read more »