Entries by Rachel Acciari


Bilingualism Benefits for Kids

If you’re considering enrolling your child in a spanish immersion program, you’re thinking smart. Studies have proven that exposure to a non-native language in childhood has clear and lasting cognitive benefits. And bilingualism has never been more on trend! In fact, a study conducted by the University of Washington found that a whopping 27% of […]

5 Literacy Crafts for Your Child

Before your child learns to read and write, they need to develop the building blocks for literacy – the ability to speak, listen, understand, watch and draw. As your child gets older, they need to learn the relationship between letters on a page and sounds. Experts agree that when it comes to facilitating this connection, […]

, ,

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 […]

, , , , , ,

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, […]

, , , , , , ,

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 […]

, , , , , ,

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 […]