Los días de la semana

Hola! It’s Nani! I have a fun Spanish riddle you can try with your kids today. Can they figure it out? Los siete son hermanitos y viven un solo día; cuando uno nace otro muere, y así se pasan la vida. The answer is…. the days of the week! Take this opportunity to practice “los días de la semana” in Spanish with …

All About Summer – Spanish Practice Games

Hi! It’s Nani w/ some fun Spanish practice games — all about summertime! Word Association Game Try playing a game of word association in Spanish with your little one. Say a word in Spanish and ask your child to say the first Spanish word that comes into their head. Keep it going and see how long you can keep it …

The End-of-School Transition Can Be Tricky. Here’s Help.

Chances are, your elementary-aged child may be looking forward to summer more that you are. But even with the excitement of the school year ending, the summer transition (like most transitions!) can be a rocky one. Try these strategies to make the end of the year a positive, stress-free time for your child. Make Small Changes to Ease the Transition …

Should You Lie Down With Your Kids at Bedtime?

So much of parenting just feels like surviving – and sometimes we slip into habits we worry may not be good for our kids, even though they help us make it to the end of the day. That’s why it was so refreshing to read Wendy Wisner’s Scary Mommy piece: “Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is …

How to Actually Get Sunscreen on Toddlers, and Other Summer Sun Tips

If summer has you ramping up your outside time with your little one, we’ve got you covered with infant and toddler sun safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. And we’ve collected a few bonus pointers for ACTUALLY getting sunscreen safely applied to even the squirmiest of babies.   Infants Got a little one six months or younger? The …

Here’s What Drowning Looks Like — It’s Not What You Might Think

It’s that time of year again. Summer is just around the corner, and many of us will soon be celebrating by hanging out at a beach or pool, chasing kids with sunblock, and firing up the BBQ. Nothing says summer more than fun in the water, but as every parent knows, water safety is critical. As attentive as we may …

President Trump’s Proposed Cuts Fail the “Parent” Test

When we think of our job as parents, there are some basic things at the top of all of our lists: Feeding our kids decent meals, making sure we can take them to the doctor when they are sick, and knowing that whether they are in preschool or high school, they spend their days learning and growing. At ParentsTogether, that’s …

El sapo verde

Reading poems is one of the best ways to introduce Spanish to your kids. And, if they’re old enough, you can work on memorizing a few stanzas together. Check out this poem about a happy toad written by Spanish author, Carmen Gil. Ese sapo verde se esconde y se pierde; así no lo besa ninguna princesa.     Porque con …

Beach Vocabulary Challenge!

Today’s activities are all about the beach… la playa. First, a challenge: How many Spanish words about the beach can you come up with? Write or say all the beach-related words you can as a family! Then, take a look at this picture: Ask your child, to describe, in Spanish, what they see happening in the image. Then come up with a Spanish …

¡Vamos a la playa!

Playing pretend is a great way to get your little ones speaking Spanish. Today, imagine you are at the beach! Speak in Spanish about all the different things you will see and do while you’re there. Show your little one this picture to set the mood.           You can start off by saying: Llegamos a playa. ¿Qué …