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28
Nov
2017
Fit kids are smarter kids!

Fit kids are smarter kids!

By Ricardo Cuevas on November 28, 2017 in child reading blog with No Comments

Running around on the playground will boost a kid’s performance in the classroom, according to Spanish researchers who believe they’ve uncovered a connection between children’s physical fitness and their school grades. An investigation led by a University of Granada team suggests a link between a child’s aerobic capacity (their cardiovascular fitness) and motor ability (their […]

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5
Jun
2017
How to Talk to Young Kids About Sex

How to Talk to Young Kids About Sex

By Ricardo Cuevas on June 5, 2017 in child reading blog Spanish for Kids Word of the Day with No Comments

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2
Oct
2014
Spanish for children word of the day – Palabra / Word

Spanish for children word of the day – Palabra / Word

By Ricardo Cuevas on October 2, 2014 in child reading blog Learn Spanish for Kids with No Comments

Word: palabra Approximate Pronunciation: pah-LAH-vrah Meaning: a word Example: To conquer or die is no theatrical palabra, in these circumstances, but a practical truth and necessity.— Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution, 1837   Source: about.com

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23
Apr
2012

Help in teaching boys Spanish or anything else for that matter..

By Ricardo Cuevas on April 23, 2012 in child reading blog with No Comments

  After much frustration with my boy’s inability to just sit and listen, he’s slowly taught me how he wants to learn and so over time I’ve adjusted to his style. There is only one exercise that my boy will sit through for an extended amount of time, and that’s reading. I’m not sure if that’s true […]

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4
Apr
2012

Latinos, teach your children Spanish

By Ricardo Cuevas on April 4, 2012 in child reading blog with No Comments

This article was written by Eric J Cortes. I found it very interesting, I’m sure my Latino readers will as well: With the New Year upon us, and most of you making resolutions to lose weight, eat better, or read more of my articles, you should add one more resolution to your list: teach your children Spanish. […]

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30
Dec
2011

New year’s resolutions for raising a bilingual family

By Lydia Maldonado on December 30, 2011 in child reading blog with No Comments

Get help. The holidays are a great time to come around family and multilingual families need to rely on each other to practice their minority language. Children need exposure from a number of different sources in order to see the importance of their multilingualism. There is no better way than interaction. Whether it’s by finding a […]

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26
Dec
2011
Children are not Zombies

Children are not Zombies

By Ricardo Cuevas on December 26, 2011 in child reading blog with 6 Comments

Many opponents to Educational Children’s Television believe that the dangers of TV come from its ability be a “passive” medium. That is to say that children and adults will watch it regardlessof its content. That because of its quick editing cuts, loud scenes, multiple colors, funny noises, zooming in/out we will watch (like zombies) regardless of […]

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22
Dec
2011
Teach your baby to Hear

Teach your baby to Hear

By Ricardo Cuevas on December 22, 2011 in child reading blog with No Comments

The above sentence sounds insane doesn’t it? We don’t need to teach our babies to hear. They’ve been able to hear spoken language since before we knew what they looked like (except for those 3d sonograms which I don’t agree with). Teaching children to to hear isn’t necessary because hearing is a function of the […]

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2
Dec
2011
A common misconception on Reading Spanish

A common misconception on Reading Spanish

By Ricardo Cuevas on December 2, 2011 in child reading blog with 1 Comment

Your kid has to be a genius to learn to talk before the age of three! But fortunately kids are geniuses. Once we stop underestimating our children’s capabilities then you quickly realize that your child went from speaking only a few words at the age of one, and then transformed into a fluent speaker in […]

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16
Oct
2011
Benefits for baby before first birthday

Benefits for baby before first birthday

By Ricardo Cuevas on October 16, 2011 in child reading blog with 1 Comment

Bilingualism shows benefits beyond the ability to speak a new language: New research according to Princeton Neuroscientist Sam Wang shows Bilingual toddlers have an improved ability to resolve “conflict cues.” In other words, their minds are more flexible – better able to unlearn previously learned rules in light of new, conflicting information. Cognitive science has demonstrated […]

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