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Game night has long been known as a perfect opportunity for families to connect and have fun.  It’s not as well known that game night is also the perfect opportunity for the whole family to participate in a little Spanish fun, even if there's only one or two Spanish learners. 

Most of our Dual Language Families have mixed language skills - some monolingual, some bilingual, some working on being bilingual. Fortunately, ther...

One of my favorite ways to celebrate culture is through food.  It's such an easy way to connect to a culture, to a people.  And opportunities for food that connects us is all around.  Every city is filled with restaurants that showcase the best of a country or community.  But you don't need to go out to have that kind of experience.  Dinner tonight is a perfect time! We've rounded up a few recipes that could work for you....

Can we just take a minute to appreciate the beauty of a family vacation?  It can really be such an wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your kids without any pressure of homework or bath time. Sure, sibling bickering still plagues you and makes you wish an early death, even on the most beautiful of white sandy beaches, but at least it's acceptable to have a cocktail while doing so! 

If you have a bilingual - or aspiring...

Am I the only one tired of hearing about, talking about and BEING busy? Just the idea of it is exhausting.  And yet, it's the reality of our lives.  So how can we support our little Spanish learners when we also have to worry about math homework, science projects, and other little things like dinner, laundry, bills, sleeping... Well, I've got three fast & easy tips for that.

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There are so many benefits to Dual Language programs. Here are four that are at the top of our list.  

DISCIPLINE 

First, participating in a dual language program requires more discipline.  Your child is switching from one language to another every day or week.  All those linguistic gymnastics require some heavy-duty thought processing.  After all, dual language isn’t just about speaking two languages. It’s also about readi...

Planning international travel with children can be daunting.  Will it be safe? Will they be bored? How will we keep them entertained?  To be honest, these should be the same questions you ask when you’re taking your kids anywhere, not just traveling outside of the country.  However, we’ve done a little legwork for you and come up with 6 kid-friendly destinations in Latin America.

We’re starting the list with Costa Ric...

It's not easy to support Spanish learners when you’re completely monolingual.  It’s not easy – but it’s possible. After all, there's only one Stephen Hawking and yet we're all finding ways to support our budding scientists. So, today I want to share some ways that you can participate in your child’s language studies even if you don’t know the language.

COMMUNITY 

First, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good social n...

In some Latin American countries like Argentina, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Paraguay and Uruguay, children don’t await Santa Claus with the same breathless anticipation as children in the United States. Instead, if they’ve been good boys and girls, their gifts will come on January 6th, brought by Los Reyes Magos (The Three Wise Men, but literally "The Magic Kings") and left in or near shoes.  If they’ve been naug...

We love the holidays.  It's such a great time for holiday time with family.  And it's a perfect time for enjoying Spanish language activities with your Dual Kid. There are games to play, songs to learn, and cultural celebrations to attend. Of course, there are also books to read and movies to watch - here are a few to consider.

One tip first: even if you don't know Spanish yourself, it is really powerful to let your child...

As a Dual Language family, we are always on the hunt for ways to make language learning fun and accessible. "Fun and accessible" happen to be the exact qualities driving the popular language-learning platform, Duolingo.

Duolingo is a website and app that gives its users access to courses in 32 different languages.  You may be familiar with their base product, the language learning app, but did you know they also have...

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