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…
Spanish is a life skill.

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…

The Benefits of Spanish Immersion vs. Daycare

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“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…

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…

Speak Spanish. Eat Organic. Read the Stats.

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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…
music in early education

Incorporating Spanish Into Music Activities

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Music is all around us every day! We hear it on the radio in the car, on the television at home, out on the street, and while out doing activities with family and friends! At Rayito de Sol, we incorporate music into activities every day…
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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…