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Celebrating Hispanic Food: 4 Recipes to Try with Kids

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Every year, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. They celebrate the many great contributions of their fellow Hispanic and Latin American brothers and sisters.  Observing Hispanic Heritage Month is…
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Fast Facts About Hispanic Heritage Month

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The National Hispanic Heritage Month is drawing close! Starting September 15, the country will celebrate and honor the Hispanic and Latino community in a month filled with joyful festivities.  To help your kids understand the importance…
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When Do Kids Start Talking? A Look at Language Development Milestones

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Have you ever asked yourself how children learn a language? The time it takes to learn how to speak varies from one child to another. And it all depends on factors such as age, support at home, and the learning environment.  Your child goes…
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What are the Benefits of Learning Another Language?

At first glance, teaching your child to learn a new language may seem daunting. After all, wouldn't it be too much to take on for your little one? But the truth is, your child can easily soak up a new language like a sponge. And this is especially…

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…
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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…
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…

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…