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Introducing Musical Instruments to Young Children

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If your child can bang on a pot with a wooden spoon, they are a musician. There are several benefits to letting your child drum (rattle, shake, clap, or bang) to their own beat. Firstly, music helps the body and mind work together. Secondly,…

Benefits of Daycare For Infants And Toddlers

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Many parents struggle with feelings of guilt related to being unable to care for their child literally 24/7. But we’re here to tell you, don’t sweat it! Daycare is good for your child, and you're making the right call. Here are 3 benefits…
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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…

The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual

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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…
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Why Speaking Spanish is a life skill

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“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…

Why Immersion learning builds intelligence

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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…
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A Brief History Of Rayito de Sol Spanish Immersion Preschool & Daycare

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Luisa Fuentes emigrated from Lima Peru to Minnesota over 17 years ago. Luisa knew that to be successful it was imperative for her to begin the immersion process in her new community by first learning the language and then concurrently learning…