Consejos Para Padres ~ Parenting Tips
Parenting involves lots of repetition. Children need multiple experiences with the same book, the same food, and the same toys. The repetition provides a sense of security, builds memory, and helps to establish routines. One idea is to listen to Spanish music in the car. Create a playlist with artists such as 1, 2, 3, Andres, and Toni Gimenez, or pick up a CD on Amazon. Try doing a search in your favorite music app. Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music all include several Spanish children’s artists. Let your child help pick favorite songs for the car rides, too. Involving children in the decision making process helps them to feel involved and important.
at home actividades
Check out these awesome sensory recipes from Mother Could.
Spanish Stories to read aloud to your child. Or ask your older child to read these stories to your younger child. A great way to get some reading practice and foster positive sibling interactions. Cuentos Infantilies, offers great libros!
Do you use Amazon Music? Sometimes we like to listen to the Relaxing Latin Playlist during nap time or other peaceful times throughout the day. Their Latin Coffee Shop playlist is also mellow and features all Spanish songs. Here is a nap-time playlist created by Maestra Gloria on Spotify: ¡Pasitos A Dormir!
For School Age Children
Keyboarding without Tears is a great program to help build keyboarding skills. You can create a free account for your child to use through the end of July.
Visit a Museum
Virtual Museum Tours: Each week you can pick a day to “visit” a museum. Have children dress up and pretend to “get ready” to visit a museum of their choice. Let their imagination guide you.
Questions to ask/ Preguntas : What do you think we will need on our visit/ Que ocupamos para nuestra visita? Do you think we need binoculars?/ Piensas que ocupamos prismaticos? Should we write some notes or drawings of what you saw?/ Quizas podemos escribir notas o dibujar lo que miraste?
Extended Learning: What did you see at the museum?/ Que miraste en el museo? Where else can you see these artifacts?/ Donde mas haz visito estos articulos?
Use Google Earth to locate the museum and see it’s location on Earth. Where else we go “visit”, have you been to Paris, Africa, Antartica? What would you need if you were to visit? Let their imagination guide you!
Visit a Farm/ Visita una granja!
Virtual Farm Tours: Have child (ren) pick a farm to "visit".
Questions to ask/ Preguntas: What animals do you see?/ Cuales animales ves?, What sounds does that animal make? Que ruido hacen esos animales? What color are they?/ Que color son?
Have you checked out Maestra Pamela's Circle time? Maestra Alma has a special guest at her circle time! Maestra Monica also added a new video, check them out below!
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Please enjoy this collection of ideas curated especially for you while we are all sheltering in place at our home due to COVID-19.
Pasitos Preschool Distance Learning
Pasitos is an eco-friendly, bilingual community based on learning and fun. Through a play based Reggio inspired curriculum, children gain the necessary literacy skills to make them successful in both Spanish and English. At the same time, they build social and emotional skills in working with peers and the maestras. Together these skills help open their minds and language capabilities. Teachers interact with the children to build strong academics and positive social skills.