-- by Karina Martinez, Spanish for fun! Regional Manager Two months ago, I traveled with Ms. Gabriela Lowry, founder of Spanish for fun!, to Lima, Peru, her native country. During this trip, I was able to gain knowledge visiting childcare centers and preschools, and had some wonderful bonding time with Ms. Gabi. It was a [...]
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Early childhood education is a crucial factor that all parents must at least consider. The fact is the first eight years of a person’s life have a huge impact on their long-term success, whether academic, social or even emotional. According to research, much of what we need to be successful in life is already established by the time [...]
In the past, it was assumed that teaching children foreign languages was futile. However, this idea has been proven inaccurate based on actual facts. Research shows that learning another language at a young age offers incredible psychological benefits that go way beyond the ability to ask for directions in a foreign language. Enhanced cognitive [...]
There are many ways through which children can learn. Each has its own benefits and can have a positive impact on your child’s growth and learning experience. Life today is becoming more and more dependent on technology, such that if a child was away from gadgets for 24 hours, he could literally feel sick! Yet, [...]
Last week was “Week of the Young Child,” a special week started by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to celebrate early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. Sff! wanted to celebrate our children in a different way this year, so we invited Joy the Clown to give our twos, [...]
Last month our teachers and administrators went through a workshop with Enrique Feldman to learn skills and ideas for engaging our students on a deeper level. At Spanish for fun! we are always looking to increase the knowledge and abilities of our highly qualified personnel and this workshop did just that. Enrique is the [...]
We recently received a letter from a Sff! parent that underscores everything we believe about our preschools, our wonderful teachers, our proven instruction method and our loving caregiving principles. As you can imagine, it made us all extremely proud. We couldn't wait to share it with you... Good afternoon, I wanted to take a minute [...]
As you search for the best preschool for your child, you may come across more than one that you feel would work. It can leave you feeling overwhelmed because there’s so much to think through. Plus, all of them will have genuinely good things to offer. (They wouldn't be in consideration otherwise.) This post will [...]
Growing up, you probably had activities with your family that you recognized as traditions, even though you didn’t call them that. They were done without fail, and you probably never questioned why your parents thought they were important. You just did them. Many families do these things, like eat at the table together, take trips [...]
There isn't much to consider when it comes to the type of relationship you have with your child before they reach preschool age. Their speech is limited at this stage, their reasoning is suspect and their life experience is extremely narrow. You are the parent -- the authority figure -- and there's little to discuss [...]