One of my sweeties checked this book out today and I had to sit and read it. It’s so adorable! The little boy can’t figure out what the mysterious noise is or where it’s coming from. His imagination runs wild. I was convinced it was going to be his stomach (I was wrong!). It’s a great book for making predictions or writing your own ending before reading the last few pages!
I miss my family and I am sad to realize the fact that my kids can’t experience what we experienced while growing up... 😢
We love going to Houston and Orlando’s cousin has coincidentally moved to Houston this past summer. This past weekend we went there to visit and I can’t explain how much love and fun these three had together! There is a big difference in ages between cousin and Eliana who is the oldest, but that didn’t stop them from having a great time.
Today I want to remember the awesome times I had with my cousins while growing up and remind myself on how valuable is to have family close to you! Hopefully our time will come and get to spend more time with family just the way we would like it 💖
Family is everything!! 🥰😍❤️ Do you have your family in town or are you far away like us?
Be like a piñata 🥳 even on a busy, cold rainy day☔️ 🥶 why??? I love this quote from my principal “If you are a teacher, some day 50 years from now, someone will think of you and say your name.” #beagoodmemory
The belief that exposure to more than one language may cause further language impairment stems from the belief that if one language is difficult, than two languages must be extremely complicated for the child’s learning. However, there are studies that have shown that bilingual children are at a cognitive advantage for learning. A recent study was released through the Chicago SunTimes called “English-Language Learners are Matching, Exceeding Other CPS Students” which revealed that bilingual/ ELL students met & sometimes surpassed monolingual students academically. Some concerns that I’ve heard from parents over the years include that they are concerned that their child only speaks the home language and moving to English-only instruction at school may make learning more difficult. As a result, some parents often switch from speaking the home language (minority language) to speaking the majority language (often English) thinking it will provide their child with MORE success in school. However, we know that this change may only hinder the child’s language development, especially if the parents do no speak the majority language. This change often results in poor language models at home, loss of family connections/communication, and overall native language loss. If you concerned about your child learning a second language, ensure that you are establishing a strong foundation at home with your native language ; this will allow for easier acquisition of the second language. 💚