Let's Go Shopping! {Jugando en Español}

Welcome to the first post in the series "Jugando en Español."  

When the minority language is not often spoken children tend to communicate with their peers in their community language. In this new series I will share with you simple play ideas to encourage, and foster a Spanish speaking environment.   

Spanish immersion play dates can be very successful, but you need to set just one basic common ground rule: Habla, habla, habla solamente en Español (Talk only in Spanish!)  

Spanish Children's Workshop: The Story Of St. Patrick {San Patricio}

I couldn't be more excited to post about our first ever Spanish children's workshop!

We had little one's Hispanic friends come over, and we talked about St. Patrick. We kicked off the workshop with YouTube videos of St. Patrick in Spanish: San Patricio de Irlanda Parte 1, San Patricio de de Irlanda Parte 2, and San Patricio de Irlanda Parte 3.

Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #14

Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #14

Hi, and welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop!

This month's feature is from fellow blogger, and co-hostess Kristen from Toddling in the Fast Lane:  Review: Arte Kids Books

An African Exhibit, Folktale, and Music

During the last day of Black History Month little one and I had the opportunity to visit and see one of the largest collection of African Art exhibition in South Carolina located at the I.P. Stanback Museum. 

Africa Revisited: The Art of Power and Identity is a beautiful exhibition with artifacts and art work from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Zaire, and Zambia.   The exhibition includes works in wood, bronze and Ashanti gold, from masks and figures to musical instruments and objects of adornment. You can read more about the exhibit here

The Foot Book Spanish Activity {El Libro del Pie} With Free Printable!

To celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday I wanted to do something different with little one, and his friends during Spanish class. So, looking through my son's bookshelf I saw The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites. Though we've read it many times in English I've never read it to him in Spanish, much less had an activity tied to it. 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

It has become an annual tradition to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a play date, and story time. Last year we had a great time, and this year it was even more fun!