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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…
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,…

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…

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…