Entries by Rachel Acciari

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The link between Bilingualism and Emotional Intelligence

This week at Rayito, we are focusing on the importance of emotions, moods, and expressions. Not just expressions of feelings, but being able to effectively express yourself to other people in a healthy way. As children grow and develop their language skills, they become able to express themselves – yet dealing with new feelings can […]

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Fun Fall Crafts for Kids

At Rayito de Sol, each day is filled with engaging, stimulating projects and crafts for children. Our school emphasizes communication, problem-solving and creative thinking skills. Our unique STEAM curriculum utilizes science, technology, ARTS and math to nurture intelligent and thoughtful young humans. As the weather turns colder and playing outside is less of an option for kids, […]

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How quickly will my child learn Spanish?

How quickly will my child learn Spanish?? This is a big question for parents. The truth is:  “A lot sooner than you think,” says Luisa Fuentes, founder of Rayito de Sol schools, “Research shows the earlier children can learn a language, the better for many reasons.” Parents often voice concerns that learning a second language […]

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Learning a second language is good childhood mind medicine, studies find

Article from the Cornell University Chronicle by Susan S. Lang Teaching young children how to speak a second language is good for their minds, report two Cornell linguistic researchers. Learning a second language does not cause language confusion, language delay or cognitive deficit, which have been concerns in the past. In fact, according to studies […]

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The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual

Article by: Viorica Marian, PhD, Anthony Shook (Dana.com) Today, more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual. In addition to facilitating cross-cultural communication, this trend also positively affects cognitive abilities. Researchers have shown that the bilingual brain can have better attention and task-switching capacities than the monolingual brain, thanks to its developed ability […]

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Why Speaking Spanish is a life skill

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” – Frank Smith Spanish is not just a language, it is a life skill. As you research the right place to begin your child’s education, here are 5 facts to keep Spanish Immersion at the top of your […]

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The Benefits of Spanish Immersion vs. Daycare

“BY HAVING ANOTHER LANGUAGE, YOU HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE VISION OF THE WORLD” – PANOS ATHANASOPOULOSThe Benefits of Spanish Immersion vs. Daycare The Benefits of Spanish Immersion vs. Daycare By starting your child’s education in a Spanish Immersion program, you are not only giving them the gift of a second language – you are instilling a […]

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Why Immersion learning builds intelligence

Why Immersion learning builds intelligence Before you are even expecting, deciding your child’s schooling can be overwhelming.  Giving your child the gift of language is an important start for a lifetime of success and continued learning.  ACADEMIC GROWTH Spanish Immersion does not mean a sole focus on learning spanish.  At Rayito, we use a unique […]

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Speak Spanish. Eat Organic. Read the Stats.

Speak Spanish. Eat Organic. Read the Stats. If you have children or are expecting, eating organic is probably on your mind.  “Babies eat more than adults, pound for pound, and are more vulnerable to environmental toxins,” says Alan Greene, MD, pediatrician and author of Raising Baby Green. As children continue to grow, they are more susceptible to […]