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As our children grow it is important to teach them about the world around them. Our children need to learn to appreciate different peoples and places.

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Teacher’s Tool Tip #4: Oral Proficiency at the Heart of Language Teaching

Holly Morse

In my last few posts, I mentioned the two biggest take-aways from my 43-year tenure of teaching: 1.) Make your classroom a can-do classroom, inviting every student to make progress toward building skills; 2.) Building relationships with your students is one of the most important secrets of successful teaching; 3.) Keep your classes student-centered, building […]

Teacher’s Tool Tip #3: The Student-Centered Classroom

Holly Morse

In his book, “Tribe,” Sebastian Junger uses the tenets of self-determination theory to explain that “we have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding–”tribes.” This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.” He says that […]

Spotlight: Dr. Raquel Ortiz

Hannah Silva

Raquel Ortiz has helped share the stories of Afro-Caribbean and Latinx people and culture through her many bilingual children’s books. Through her own journey of cultural self-discovery, her stories inspire children by encouraging them to learn more about who they are while at the same time spreading cultural awareness to adults.

Teacher Tool Tip #2: The Importance of Building Relationships with Your Students

Holly Morse

Building relationships with your students is one of the most important secrets of successful teaching! When you know your students and care about them, they will forgive a multitude of teaching blunders. This is especially important when you are just starting your career! In all honesty, it took me 43 years to hone my skills […]

Exploring Hispanic Culture in America – Part 2: Laredo, Texas

Hannah Silva

Have you heard of the Six Flags over Texas? You may have heard of the Six Flags America theme park, which originated in Arlington, Texas and is named after this Texas slogan. The six flags of Texas represent the six nations that had complete or partial control over the state during its history. However, there […]

Teacher Tool Tip #1: “The Can-Do Classroom”

Holly Morse

Are you looking for a way to have all your language students feel confident and find success in the classroom?  In my experience, one of the absolute miracle approaches to teaching a language is to engender a can-do attitude in every student! Once I adopted this way of thinking in my classroom and actually began […]

Exploring Hispanic Culture in America – Part 1: New Mexico

Hannah Silva

Have you ever wondered how New Mexico got its name? If you’re thinking like most of us, “after Mexico, of course,” you’d be wrong. How can that be? For one reason, New Mexico was named New Mexico before Mexico was named Mexico! So, what’s the real reason behind the name? In just a bit, we’ll […]

Videos or books?

Kit Strauss

           As I check the news online, I think I am the exception as I skip most of the video clips and seek out the written content. For our company, we are filming short informational videos about our Spanish program because it’s visual, quick, and easy to receive the information this […]

April 2018 Newsletter

Kit Strauss

Have Our Newsletter Delivered Directly to Your Inbox click here to subscribe As always, our team takes your viewpoints and suggestions very seriously and we look forward to hearing from you. Please be sure to leave us your comments below! We want to hear from you!

Women’s History Month – a message from the CEO

Kit Strauss

Women’s History Month is a time to ponder on all the accomplishments we’ve had as women. I use this month to reflect on what truly motivated me to start the program Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®. After years of searching for a quality foreign language program for my children, I decided to take the […]

Our February 2018 Newsletter

Kit Strauss

Have Our Newsletter Delivered Directly to Your Inbox click here to subscribe As always, our team takes your viewpoints and suggestions very seriously and we look forward to hearing from you. Please be sure to leave us your comments below! We want to hear from you!

Five Reasons to Teach your Children Spanish

Kit Strauss

Did you know that Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese? Over 400 million people throughout North, Central and South America, Europe, and Africa speak the Spanish language. In the United States, Spanish is the most widely spoken language with over 37 million speakers. There are many advantages […]

3 Tips to Support Your Child’s Foreign Language Learning

Kit Strauss

Learning a foreign language brings a plethora of benefits for parents and their children. Not only does research show the increase in overall school performance, but children gain additional skills that aid in their personal and professional development. As parents, we strive to enrich our children’s lives by signing them up for activities such as […]

Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

Kit Strauss

In an increasingly interconnected world, learning a second language can be both an exciting and challenging endeavor for children. Not only does a foreign language allow children to embrace other cultures and deepen their understanding, but it also offers them a glimpse into how the world works. Children who speak a second language can communicate […]

Welcome to Our January Newsletter

Kit Strauss

January is here along with a new year! This past year, as we mentioned in December, has been a great year, as we’ve seen so many children learning a new language, and in our case of course, it was Spanish! But 2018 will be an even greater year for us as we undertake production of […]

Our December Newsletter is Here!

Kit Strauss

Our December 2017 newsletter is out and full of great fun for kids and parents. Also a great video promotion for kids to enter and win a free blue tooth speaker! Read inside for details! When you are done reading it, please enter your comments below and tell us what you think. We are making […]

How to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Kids

Lakhwinder Singh

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and if you’re like me, you may not know much about this celebration.  I plan on fixing that with breaking down what Cinco de Mayo is, why you should celebrate it with your kids, and even some fun activities and more to get you started. When is […]

7 Multi Cultural Crafts for Kids

Lakhwinder Singh

As our children grow it is important to teach them about the world around them. Our children need to learn to appreciate different peoples and places.   We have heard from many parents who struggle with this. They are not sure where to begin when it comes to teaching their children multicultural lessons. We believe […]

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning (AND LEARNING) With Kids!

Lakhwinder Singh

It’s SPRING! This is a great time of year to put the windows up in your home and get the fresh air flowing. It’s also the time of year when many of us begin to think about cleaning out the dust and grime that has built up over the winter, and purging the clutter that […]

Easter Traditions From Around the World

Lakhwinder Singh

Spring is upon us, and with it comes thoughts of Easter. I’m not sure what you think of when Easter comes to mind, but for me, it’s church , the resurrection, tulips, family gathering, warm weather, and baby animals.  We have numerous family traditions that go along with Easter.   But, have you ever wondered […]

Which Foreign Language Should I Teach My Kids?

Lakhwinder Singh

When my daughter first told me she wanted to learn a foreign language, I didn’t know where to start. Which language should I teach? Which program should I use? How could I even teach her when I didn’t speak a foreign language? Now, those questions are too much to answer in one blog post, but […]

10 Foreign Language Apps for Kids

Lakhwinder Singh

Many of our children have been used to electronics for years. They love learning on tablets and other devices. This could be one of the easiest ways to teach our children a foreign language. Let’s explore some of the best foreign language apps for kids. These apps have been rated easy to use, many feature native speakers […]

Are You Making Time for Electives?

Lakhwinder Singh

Math, check.  Reading, check.  Spelling, check.  And the list goes on until we get to the music, art, and foreign languages.  Usually, we drop the ball when it comes to teaching or incorporating lessons that aren’t a part of our natural skill set or if those mandatory lessons take more time than we anticipated. Three […]

Why Early is Better

Lakhwinder Singh

  When I first began considering a foreign language I tried one of those “well known” Spanish courses for Kids. You know the ones everyone has heard of. I had the girls on the computer speaking along with the “instructor”. They honestly learned very little. And they definitely didn’t have conversations with each other in […]

Three Ways to Help Children Develop Vocabulary Skills

Lakhwinder Singh

  Have you ever came to a word while reading a book you’re totally engrossed in, but have the slightest idea the meaning of the word?  If you haven’t, I have and so have my children.  When this happens we often use context clues to help us figure out the meaning of the word or […]

Teach a Foreign Language in 10 Minutes a Day!

Lakhwinder Singh

  I have heard it said time and time again, “I don’t have time to teach a foreign language”.  I said it myself! But, the truth of the matter is teaching a foreign language doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, you can teach a foreign language in 10 minutes a day! How to Teach […]

Celebrating Christmas Around the World

Lakhwinder Singh

*Read through to the end for a Christmas cash giveaway!* Christmas is upon us and with it comes some of our favorite Christmas traditions. Santa Claus, Christmas trees, evergreen wreaths, mistletoe and more. But, have you ever wondered how others around the world celebrate Christmas? I have! And was surprised  at what I learned about celebrating […]

Free Tool for Learning Spanish!

Lakhwinder Singh

Make Spanish Fun

Lakhwinder Singh

Spanish is a beautiful language, and here in the States it is becoming increasingly important for us to have at least a grasp of the language. Teaching it in your homeschool can seem daunting (especially if you don’t know it), but Spanish is one of the easiest languages to learn and you can make it […]

Is it “all Greek” to you?

Lakhwinder Singh

Learning a foreign language, or at least studying one for 2-3 years, has been a staple requirement for admission to most colleges, well, almost forever! But even beyond that, there are good reasons to teach language in your homeschool, and it really isn’t as hard to do as you might think. Are you unsure about […]

We’re Different Than the Others, Here’s How!

Lakhwinder Singh

We are so excited to share with you all the launch of our new blog! Foreign Languages for Kids is an up and coming Spanish immersion program that is different from all those other ones out there. Here’s how!     We are MEANT for Kids! Many of those other Spanish immersion programs out there […]