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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: 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 »

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: Talking about the weather

¿Cómo está el clima/tiempo hoy?   What is the weather like today? With all the ups and downs in the weather lately, why not try talking about it in Spanish?  There are some idioms to be aware of, but don’t worry.  We’ve got you covered! In English, we use the verb “to be” to describe… 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 of the Week – Socializing

When we take our children to the playground, a party, or any other kind of event, we tend to use a number of phrases to encourage them to initiate play and navigate typical Toddler- & Preschool-age interactions. Normally, many of us do this in English. Now that you’re part of a community of families dedicated… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Practicing your own Spanish with the PVP Teachers

Many parents and caregivers are very eager to practice Spanish at Pine Village. Conversing with the teachers in Spanish is a great way to get information about your child on a daily basis while also enhancing your own language skills!The following phrases are very simple and easy to practice every day. Choose a phrase each… 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 »