Nursery rhymes are a great early literacy tool for kids learning English and Spanish.

Nursery Rhymes: A Great Tool For Early Literacy

Nursery rhymes are not only fun little songs to keep your little ones entertained, they’re also great tools to help them learn and grow!

As they sing, move, and dance, kids are building language, motor, and many more skills.

As a mom, I know how important it is to ensure that fun activities be also learning opportunities.

It’s for this reason that I love the power of nursery rhymes.

Here are just a few of the benefits of nursery rhymes for baby and toddler development.

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Three Tips to Get Little Ones to Engage During Storytime

Three Tips to Get Little Ones to Engage During Storytime

Sometimes, reading to a little one can be hard! They wiggle, they squirm. You might think “are they even listening? What does it matter, anyway?”

Having a Ph.D. in Literature and a Masters in Children’s Literature, I’m here to let you know it matters, and it matters a lot! The earliest years of a child’s life form the basis of all later learning - in fact, in their first three years, your baby is forming a million neural connections every second. Sharing books with your little one, in addition to being a wonderful time for the two of you to bond, builds a love of books and of learning that will last for the rest of their childhood and beyond.

How can you use beautiful children’s books, like those from Canticos, to support this important time? Tandem’s “three tips” for early literacy are great ways to start.

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A Teacher’s Perspective: How to Help Preschoolers Learn Spanish

A Teacher’s Perspective: How to Help Preschoolers Learn Spanish

Jheymy Rivera really knows what it takes to raise bilingual kids. Not only does she have two kids of her own, but she is also the Lead Teacher at ¡HolaKids! Spanish Immersion Preschool in California. We spoke to Jheymy to get insights on how to help kids learn Spanish from an expert’s perspective. Here is what she had to say.

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