Harnessing the dizzying power of digital

The power of digital When I was a child, ‘digital’ interactions consisted mostly of sneaking to watch cartoons early in the morning at weekends, shouting out answers to the questions being asked in the programmes we were watching and making imaginary shapes out when our chunky TV set struggled to find signal. It’s mind-boggling to…

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Great Children’s Books in Spanish for this Christmas

Reading is Spanish this Christmas can be one of your children’s favourite activity. Books are an amazing resource to spark and nurture your children’s interest in other languages. Not only are they visually fun and helpful as a language learning tool but they also create a great way to share time together which is by…

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El día de los muertos: Films, Foods, decorations and Festivities for your little ones

Celebrate Halloween, el día de los muertos. Too often when we’re learning a new language, we take the language out of context, and focus on the technicalities of grammar and vocabulary – forgetting the rich tapestry of culture, tradition and community which motivates us to learn a language in the first place. El día de…

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Becoming bilingual: teaching toddlers

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been meeting with parents who have decided to teach their children another language, to investigate whether becoming bilingual a realistic aspiration for parents and children with only partial exposure to the new language. Becoming bilingual: teaching toddlers. This week, I wanted to share Sam & Julia’s story. Sam &…

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Becoming bilingual: time, techniques and opportunities with a newborn

Becoming bilingual

Is becoming bilingual a realistic aspiration for parents and children with only partial exposure to one of the languages? As a language teacher and mother of two multilingual children, the answer is yes. It is, of course, not an easy path, but one that is worth all the effort. I have been meeting other parents…

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Reading in Spanish, how can I teach my child? Tips and resources

Reading in Spanish, how can I help my child? Tips and resources. Children are curious about reading, if you are learning Spanish together or you speak Spanish at home, here is what you can do to start the process of reading in Spanish. When should I start? The very first step begins as soon as…

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Q & A how to use Nano Spanish Club to learn Spanish at home

How to use Nano Spanish Club as a resource to learn Spanish at home. One of our members shares her views and experience. How old is your child/ children? 2 years old. What was the main reason that made you sign up for Nano Spanish Club online resources?  Working full time, there aren’t many classes for early…

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Great toys and games ideas for your little Spanish learners

In this blog post I am very happy to share my last findings on great toys and games for your little Spanish learners. I love to find good games that can be used to promote language learning at home, they have been a great help for me to keep the Spanish language going with my…

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Q&A: How Nano Spanish club can offer extra learning at home

On this blog post we are showcasing one of our parents using Nano Spanish club as an extra learning resource at home. Jimmy comes to our Monday classes with his 2 year old son, Séamus, and signed up to the online membership before the summer to continue the language exposure at home and to share…

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Teach Spanish to your toddler

Toddler- hood the best time to learn September can be a great time to start something new, why not teach Spanish to your toddler. The idea might sound a bit crazy when you think that they are only starting to speak their first language, but this is exactly why it is the optimal time to…

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