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Best Spanish Children's Books

At Rayito de Sol, we understand the value of bilingualism for children. Incorporating a second language into reading time is a great way to get the whole family involved in a child's language journey. Many parents feel intimidated by the concept…

Bilingualism Benefits for Kids

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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…
Learning a second language is good childhood mind medicine

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…

“Monolingualism is the illiteracy of the twenty-first century"

On today's world stage, multilingual skills and cultural competence have taken lead roles in building a future global workforce. As our becomes less uniform, it is no surprise that learning a second language has become an essential life skill.…

Guide To the Hardest Working Daycare in Chicago

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The beloved poet Carl Sandburg once called us "The City of the Big Shoulders." We like that description. It conveys the "get-down-to-work" ethic all Chicagoans share. So what is the hardest working Daycare in Chicago? The choices can…

The link between Bilingualism and Emotional Intelligence

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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…
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Fun Fall Crafts for Kids

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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,…

How quickly will my child learn Spanish?

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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…
Learning a second language is good childhood mind medicine

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

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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…