Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion Playclasses & Bilingual Parenting Support 😍🤩
Ready to step up your bilingual parenting game AND bring extra fun into your child’s week this fall? Check out the slides to see info about our fall session of virtual Spanish classes! ☀️ Runs Sep 18th — Nov 17th!
Bilingüitos offers virtual Spanish programs for bilingual families who are committed to passing on Spanish to their kids. Are you too? Join us as we cultivate and celebrate bilingualism together 💗 Comment CLASSES to be DMed the link 💕
Classes are almost full, but there are still a few spots available. Here are the classes that we are running this session:
👶🏼 Conmigo Classes (Parent & Me / Family Style Spanish + Bilingual Parenting)
•Conmigo Mixed Age Playclass (6 mo - 2 yr)
👧🏽 Spanish Immersion Playclasses (Virtual learning adventure with plenty of hands-on components)
•2s & 3s Virtual Playclass (two day options available!)
•3s & 4s Virtual Playclass
•4s - 6s Virtual Playclass
🧘🏾 Special Subject Classes
•Spanish Immersion Yoga en Familia
•Spanish Immersion Cooking Class
👆🏼The above offerings are available self-paced or live!
👀 What class do you have your eye on? Or maybe you’ve already signed up? Let us know in the comments!
🏷 Then tag a friend to invite them to join you!
LINK IN BIO! Or comment CLASSES to be sent the link via DM 🥰
Program Guide, FAQs & Registration are in our bio link or bilinguitos.com ✨ You can use coupon code OTONO8 for $8 off, limited time only 💕
DM us or email us at [email protected] with any questions 😊
PS — After this fall session, we will be taking a long break as Kaila goes on maternity leave until spring; new baby expected early December! 🧡
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What are the benefits of reading aloud to children? Here are 5 benefits from , an organization that offers speech and therapy tools for kids:
* Sharpened focus.
* Improved vocabulary.
* Increased comprehension.
* Strengthened listening skills.
* Intrigued young minds.
In a PBS KIDS article for Parents, Deborah Farmer Kris ( on Twitter) wrote, "Reading aloud to kids has clear cognitive benefits. For example, brain scans show that hearing stories strengthens the part of the brain associated with visual imagery, story comprehension, and word meaning. One study found that kindergarten children who were read to at least three times a week had a “significantly greater phonemic awareness than did children who were read to less often.”
The article also stated that reading can strengthen children’s social, emotional, and character development and that a recent study showed that reading to very young children is linked to decreased levels of aggression, hyperactivity, and attention difficulties.
Aren't these strong enough reasons to read aloud to our kids? I think so! And, if you are raising bilinguals or multilingual children, the benefits of reading in all the languages are even more!
Thank you to the parents that shared their reading videos!! Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting, We are Root-Ed Box The Colorful World of Monica Nicole Currais and https://www.facebook.com/claudia.botero.37
🔗 Listen here: https://learnwithless.com/podcast/bilingualism-early-childhood
Diandra is a licensed clinical social worker in New York State and a mother of two bilingual children. She supports families exploring bilingual parenting, and shares activities, resources, fun ideas, and methods for raising a bilingual child.
In this episode of the podcast, we discussed:
✅ Diandra’s professional and personal background that brought her to the work she’s doing today
✅ The values Diandra feels she is instilling when she thinks about why she’s raising her children to be bilingual
✅ What parts of Diandra’s identity are important for her to share with her children through language
✅ How Diandra’s work as a social worker plays a role in her ability to be culturally responsive in supporting families in multiple ways (both in Spanish and English)
✅ What’s working well in Diandra’s own journey of raising bilingual children, and what parts are more challenging
✅ Diandra’s favorite resources for families hoping to share bilingualism or multilingualism with their families, including Laleo Therapy, LLC Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting Bilikids Deutschland and Raising Little Goose
Also… did you know the Learn With Less® infant/toddler curriculum is available in both Spanish and English?
🔗 Check it all out over at https://learnwithless.com/podcast/bilingualism-early-childhood
And then tell us your thoughts! There are so many golden nuggets in this episode - don’t miss it!
For parents just starting in this journey, learning about these 5 methods can help you decide where to start, establish your goals, and cement your commitment to your family's language learning.
I am always here to help you. And since some parents have asked, this year Im offering parent mentoring sessions, once a month. Dm me for details.
Two linguists I recommend: Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion Northern VA, Bilikids Deutschland. From online classes to everyday tips and suggestions, they can make a difference in your bilingual journey.
In the next few weeks, I will share other things that should be added to your family's language plan.
Remember that whether re-evaluating a family's language plan or starting for the first time in this journey, every child is different, every family is different. Let's pick a method that works for YOUR family. In any language, in any culture.
Growing up, Kaila’s love of Spanish solidified as she had the opportunity to travel and work in both Nicaragua and Peru. A linguist and an educator, she has a Bachelor’s in English and a Masters's in Linguistics concentrated in childhood bilingualism. Once back in the States and in her hometown, she and her friends founded Bilinguitos as a way to provide families in Northern Virginia with Spanish language input for their kids through game-based educational programs. Over the years, they have offered in-person instruction, and also online resources such as a network for bilingual families, especially during the pandemic, and the Bilingual Parenting Podcast. Bilinguitos also offers language classes for adult learners.⠀
I invite you to watch our IGTV!⠀
The mother of a one-year-old daughter, Kaila, and her husband used the MAH (Minority Language at Home) approach and speak Spanish to their daughter all the time. Her daughter speaks English with her grandparents and outside the home.⠀
Here are Kaila’s 4 tips for raising bilingual:⠀
1. Maximize language exposure and input!⠀
2. Find the need for the language in everyday activities⠀
3. Seek ways of communicating the need⠀
4. Commit to the long run!⠀
For more on Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion Northern VA for them on Instagram .⠀
Thank you, Kaila!
We are Bilinguitos - We offer virtual Spanish immersion programs and bilingual parenting resources f Come learn with us online!
Bilinguitos Spanish Immersion is a Spanish language school based out of Ashburn, VA that has been operating fully online since 2020. We offer fun, interactive immersion programs online for kids, as well as virtual adult classes that focus on real-world language. We believe that language learning should be fun AND effective. We incorporate teaching methods that benefit all types of learners and enc
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Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion Playclasses & Bilingual Parenting Support 😍🤩
🤩 Introducing, the latest edition of PLAYConmigo, a spring-themed guide with Spanish activities and and play ideas perfect for la primavera 🌸
Feeling like you want to give your budding bilingual child more dedicated Spanish input? Wish you had ideas of how to do it in a fun play-based way? Well look no further, that’s exactly why we created this PLAYConmigo guide containing 30+ Spanish play ideas!!! 🙌🏼🌼😍 We know that hands-on PLAY is how kids learn best, so we help you capitalize on that fact and take the guesswork out of it.
Not only does it provide tons of hands-on activity ideas (with simple set-ups), materials lists, prep instructions, and beautiful inspiration photos, but it also has detailed Spanish vocabulary and Spanish phrase lists written in a child-directed register! 🙌🏼💖 Truly the best of both worlds. Think Days with Gray meets Busy Toddler TODO EN ESPAÑOL!
This guide includes:
🌸 6 no-prep spring traditions
🌸 6 no-prep easy play ideas
🌸 2 spring themed bath ideas
🌸 10 in-depth indoor play activities
🌸 6 in-depth outdoor play activities
🌸 4 spring nature walks
👉🏼 AND THE BEST PART?! (What bilingual families care about most!) We provide pages and pages of tailored Spanish vocabulary and guided phrase lists so that you can do all of these activities completely in Spanish, no guesswork needed.
My 3 year old and I have been doing these activities all season and she has so many favorite that she asks to do vez tras vez tras vez! 🤩 You and your chiqui also have so many new spring memories to be made, en español.
Also, good news: The guide is currently discounted for launch pricing 🥳 Less than a Starbucks date with your chiqui would cost!
Ready to download and start playing? Link is in our bio, or comment PLAYCONMIGO if you want us to send you the link directly! 💙 The link will answer any further questions you may have about price, materials needed, age group, etc.
PS — Digital product, printer optional 😊
PPS — If you can, help this small family-run account reach other bilingual families 👉🏼 Tag a friend in the comments who would be interested in this or share to your story 🥰
IT’S FINALLY HERE! Bilingüitos’ 2nd Annual Family Camp is finally open for registration 🥳
A summer weekend of free play in nature, connecting with other bilingual families, y mucho, mucho español! 🤩
If nature + bilingualism sounds like your heaven, give this post a double tap!
We already have about a dozen families signed up from several different states, including a family coming all the way from the West Coast to participate! 🥳We’d love to have you join as well! 😍
Scroll through the slides for camp details, and then head over to our link in bio for registration! Earlybird pricing runs through April 30th!
Intrigued but still have questions? Just comment “INTERESTED” and we’ll send you our in-depth FAQs page 😊 It has soooo much info that you’ll get answers to questions you didn’t even know you had!
Need to talk it over with the fam before committing? Save this post so you can revisit!
Also, tag a bilingual friend who you want to see in-person at summer camp! 🤗
So excited for this!!! Can it be August already?!?
Have you heard? Last month we started a book club! For us “grown-ups” who love to read and want the challenge of reading “for pleasure” in Spanish + the support of a book-loving bilingual community!
This is our 2nd month (we’ll be doing it monthly through June) and the book we’re reading this month is…
“Mil Veces Hasta Siempre” por John Green 🎉
I remember seeing this book all over the place in 2017 when it first came out and was always intrigued because I like this author. So now I can’t wait to read it with the book club en español!
See link in bio for all the details, FAQ, and sign up! (PS save this post if you want to revisit details)
Some quick facts:
👉🏼 All experience levels welcome; this is a CLUB not a class. No instructor, I’m just a fellow participant. We’ll read the book in Spanish but discussion can be in Spanglish, Spanish, or English!
👉🏼 Format: Facebook group discussion throughout the month (so much fun) as we all read at our own pace, and then a Zoom call at the very end of the month to debrief and chat.
Plot summary of the book? See below!
“Aza nunca tuvo la intención de investigar el misterio del multimillonario fugitivo Russell Pickett. Pero hay una recompensa de cien mil dólares en juego, y su mejor y más atrevida amiga, Daisy, no está dispuesta a dejarla escapar.
“Aza trata de ser una buena hija, una buena amiga, una buena estudiante y, tal vez, incluso una buena detective, mientras vive en la espiral cada vez más oscura de sus propios pensamientos, una y mil veces hasta siempre.
“John Green nos cuenta, con una claridad desgarradora e inquebrantable, la historia de Aza en esta brillante novela sobre el amor, la resiliencia y el poder de la amistad para toda la vida.”
Alright, we hope to have you join the discussion this month! Check out the link in our bio for full details, & then sign up if it seems like a good fit para ti! There are only a handful of spots left. If you sign up to be part of the club monthly it’s just $5 each month from now til June :) Or you can choose to drop-in just for the month!
RETURNING BOOK CLUB MEMBERS: Tell us in a sentence or two cómo te fue last month! 🤍
FELIZ MARZO! 🥳 I love the beginning of a new month, it feels like a great reset to get back on track with the goals I fell away from in the last week (or weeks) of the previous month 🙃 Anyone else feel this way? 🙋♀️
I also wanted to take this opportunity to wish MARZO birthday ppl un feliz cumpleaños! 🎉 If you’re like me, then you celebrate all month long.
If it’s your birthday or one of your kids’ this month, let me know in the comments! Tell me the date and/or the age your chiqui is turning! I’ll follow up with a special birthday treat in your DMs 🥰😘
Then, swipe through to see some “datos curiosos,” or fun-facts about march & march birthdays! I forgot to include that March’s star signs are ♓️ and ♈️!
💚 PS — Feel free to send this to someone you know que cumple años este mes!
Have you heard? We started a book club! For us “grown-ups” who love to read and want the challenge of reading “for pleasure” in Spanish + the support of a book-loving bilingual community!
This is our 1st month (we’ll be doing this monthly through June) and the book we’re kicking it off with is…
“No Soy Tu Perfecta Hija Mexicana” por Erika L. Sánchez. 🎉
I read this book in English a few years back and remember really enjoying it. Now I can’t wait to read it with the book club ahora en español!
See link in bio for all the details, FAQ, and sign up! Comment if you’re already signed up! (There’s a nice big group of y’all, and I’m SO excited)
Some quick facts:
👉🏼 All experience levels welcome; this is a CLUB not a class. No instructor, I’m just a fellow participant. We’ll read the book in Spanish but discussion can be in Spanglish, Spanish, or English!
👉🏼 Format: Facebook group discussion throughout the month as we all read at our own pace, and then a Zoom call at the very end of the month to debrief and chat.
If you’re on the fence, keep reading for the plot summary of the book!
“Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Julia tiene grandes sueños y no quiere formar parte del camino de su hermana mayor. Pero un solo error, que ocurre mientras enviaba un mensaje de texto al mismo tiempo que cruzaba la calle más concurrida de Chicago, resulta en la muerte de Olga, dejando atrás a Julia para ocuparse de las secuelas.
“Sus padres, quienes inmigraron a Chicago desde México en busca de una vida mejor, están inconsolables. La madre de Julia parece canalizar su dolor para señalar de todas las maneras posibles que Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta que Olga era. Pero Julia pronto descubre que Olga puede haber tenido secretos, también. ¿Era Olga realmente lo que parecía? ¿O había algo más en la historia de su hermana? Y de cualquier manera, ¿cómo puede Julia incluso intentar vivir a la altura de un ideal aparentemente imposible?”
Interested? Check out the link in our bio for full details. & then sign up if it seems like a good fit para ti! 🥳
Bilingual parenting poems in the classic “roses are red” style 😆😍 Huge shoutout to for the idea! 🙌🏼 Check out theirs!
Roses are red
La violeta es azul
Si lees esto, eres bilingüe
And I am too!
After swiping through, which one resonated with you most? Tell me in the comments! Or use the paper airplane icon to share it with a friend or to your story 💖
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Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad 💕 I like how in Spanish, this day isn’t just about romantic love, but rather about all sorts of love & friendship 🥰 Amor Y amistad.
Music is a big part of our home, so I wanted to share some songs with you guys that are perfect for the occasion. Les dejo algunas canciones bonitas para celebrar el amor familiar hoy (y todos los días) con tus chiquis:
[Don’t forget to bookmark this post to save these song ideas]
🤍 Un Amor Tan Grande by
🤍 Tú Eres Mi Sol by Suni Paz o Sonia de los Santos
🤍 Pedacito de Mi Alma by Celinés
🤍 Mundo de Caramelo by Danna Paola
🤍 El Viaje by Conchita
🤍 En Mi Corazón Vivirás by Elton John
🤍 Bidi Bidi Bom Bom by Selena
🤍 Dentro de Tu Corazón from Vivo
🤍 La Familia by Max Pizzolante
🤍 Mi Tesoro by Jesse y Joy
🤍 Carta al Viento 💌 by Cantoalegre
🤍 Desde Hoy by Karol Sevilla
If you have any other suggestions, comment them here below! (It’s hard to find non-romantic love songs!) Or if you already know any of these (I bet you do!), let me know which ones you like!
❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day!
💬 What song have you dedicated to your little one?
💌 Share this post to wish someone a feliz día del amor y la amistad!
“Te quiero” + 9 other ways to express love and friendship in Spanish as explained by a sociolinguist / former high school Spanish teacher 😆
Swipe through to see the phrases & details on usage. Don’t forget to save this in case you want to come back to it!
1️⃣ te quiero
2️⃣ te amo
3️⃣ te adoro
4️⃣ te aprecio
5️⃣ eres lo máximo
6️⃣ me gustas
7️⃣ me caes bien
8️⃣ eres el amor de mi vida
9️⃣ me encantas
🔟 eres mi mundo entero
*️⃣ te quiero un chingo 🇲🇽😜
Post inspired by a reel by
👉🏼 What do you say?
❤️ Let’s go deeper: Do you (personally) only use “te amo” for romantic love, or do you use with close family members too? In my family it’s both!
💖 What hits harder for you, un “te amo” or an “I love you”?
❓Questions about usage, details, connotations, etc.??? Let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer! I taught high school Spanish for four years and this was one of my favorite units to teach every February! But I didn’t teach the bonus 😆
💌 In honor of Valentine’s Day, send your favorite phrase to a loved one or share the post to your story!
Introducing, the latest edition of PLAYConmigo, a winter-themed guide with Spanish activities and and play ideas all around Invierno ❄️
I know, I know it feels like winter started ages ago, but honestly we’ve still got weeeeeks left to go (groundhog said so, don’t shoot the messenger) and what better way to beat the winter blues than 25+ fresh new Spanish play ideas??? 🙌🏼❄️😍
Geared for toddlers through 6 year olds, this play guide will help make playing & learning en español an easy YES! Not only does it provide the activity ideas, materials lists, set up instructions, and beautiful inspiration photos, but it also has detailed Spanish vocabulary and Spanish phrase lists written in a child-directed register! 🙌🏼💖
This guide includes:
* 6 no-prep cozy winter rhythms for your family to make tradition
* 6 no-prep easy play ideas
* 10 in-depth indoor play activities
* 5 in-depth outdoor play activities + bonus snow day one
* 2 winter themed bathtime ideas
* 5 visual vocabulary lists
* Child-directed Spanish vocab and phrase lists for each of the main activities
* A few more bonuses sprinkled in 🥰 (Note that the guide contains much more than what’s pictured in the thumbnails)
Now real talk; I would’ve loved to get this guide out back in January, buuuuuut life just wasn’t allowing it.🤪 However, my lateness is your gain, because this guide is going to be MEGA discounted since it’s already February. So definitely don’t wait til next winter, take advantage of this now! You and your chiqui have so many more winter memories waiting to be made!
Ready to download and start playing? Link is in our bio, or if you’d like the link sent to you directly, just comment PLAY! 💙
PS — Printer optional 😊
PPS — Snow also optional! You can do these activities in warmer climates too 😊 Tell me in the comments, do you live where it’s currently 🥶 or 🥵?
If you know someone who would be interested in this, please share with them or tag them in the comments! 🥰
“This is America, speak English!!!” 📢
🗣 The United States doesn’t have an official languages 
🗣 Close to a quarter of U.S. families (21.6%) have reported they speak a language other than English at home.  🤯
🗣 The U.S. is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the WORLD (Mexico is the first)
🗣 The U.S. is home to tens of millions of immigrants with over 400 languages represented 
🗣 There are many, many languages native to America…English isn’t one of them 😉
🗣 Many U.S. states, cities, and other toponyms come from non-English words. For some Spanish examples, ever been to Florida? Arizona? Los Ángeles? Las Vegas?
🗣 Psstt— America refers to is a geographic area with many counties and many, many languages.
🗣 Finally, if people are speaking another language in public, they’re probably not talking to you. And they’re probably not talking about you either. So feel free to move along. 🙂
So, no but “This is America, speak English” just doesn’t hold up. Try: “This is America, learn another language!”
👉🏼 Any other thoughts to add? ☺️
☺️ Follow us for more conversations around bilingualism, language, and linguistic diversity! ✨ And share this post if it was helpful 🤍
 The World Atlas (worldatlas.com)
 United States Census Bureau (census.gov)
 Ethnologue: Languages of the World (ethnologue.com)
✨ The FIVE most common bilingual parenting strategies for raising bilingual kids!
(PS - Save this post so you can reference back to it!)
1️⃣ One Person, One Language
2️⃣ Target Language at Home
3️⃣ Time & Place
4️⃣ Mixed Language Families
5️⃣ Outside Resource Families
Swipe through the slides ➡️ to read descriptions and examples!
Bilingual parenting strategies, like these & beyond, are just *one* component of your family’s language plan (FLP), which is something essential to have in place as you go about . Follow along () if you’re curious to hear more about! And comment PLAN to get on the wait list for our workshop on this topic!
👉🏼 Remember, bilingualism is NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL! There is no ONE right way to raise bilingual kids. You have to do what’s best for your family, aligned with your language goals. Attainable and sustainable. AND BE INTENTIONAL. That’s the key.
Some families will choose one of these strategies, others will do a combo, and others will do something different all together. ☺️ Keep in mind also that your method may change or adapt over time, as your family goes through different seasons of life.
⬇️ What method do you use? Let us know in the comments what works for your family! Stay tuned for a follow-up post of lesser-known strategies.
✈️ Feel free to share or tag a friend if you think this would be helpful ✨
Further reading about FLP:
King & Fogle (2006)
De Houwer (2007)
King et al (2008)
FELIZ FEBRERO! 🥳 I love the beginning of a new month, it feels like a great reset to get back on track with the goals I fell away from in the last week (or weeks) of the previous month 🙃 Anyone else feel this way? 🙋♀️
I always wanted to take this opportunity to wish FEBRERO birthday ppl un feliz cumpleaños! 🎉 If you’re like me, then you celebrate all month long. I am actually sad it’s February bc now my birthday month is over 😂😂 My husband even said it last night “Ya se acaba tu mes, no vas a poder usar tu cumpleaños como excusa” jajajaja me conoce tan bien 😝
But anyways happy for all of you February cumpleañer@s! If it’s your birthday or one of your kids’ this month, let me know in the comments! Tell me the date and/or the age your chiqui is turning! I’ll follow up with a special birthday treat in your DMs 🥰😘
💗 PS — Feel free to send this to someone you know que cumple años este mes!
We're back with a new edition of our PLAYConmigo Spanish play guides: CUMPLEAÑOS EDITION! This 35+ page bilingual (Spanish/English) birthday activity guide is a surefire way to make sure you can include as much as Spanish as possible into your little one's birthday celebrations.
Includes a beautifully laid-out presentation of the activities and special birthday breakfast recipe, along with tons of vocabulary and guided phrases written in child-directed Spanish, visual vocabulary lists, kid party playlist, and more.
Ready to dive in? It's ready for YOU with instant download sent to your email upon purchase. See link in bio.
Curious to hear more? We got you!
But first, we want you to know this guide is in “launch pricing” this weekend; it’s THIRTY percent off (along with EVERYTHING on our shop site) with code BIRTHDAYBASH30 at check out!
Now for the FAQs!
What is PLAYConmigo?
PLAYConmigo is a series of Spanish activity guides / play curriculums created to help make playing and exploring in Spanish with your child an easy YES. The activities are designed to provide opportunity for language input and child-caregiver bonding, but then also lend themselves to self-directed play.
Who writes these guides?
Sociolinguist and early childhood language educator Kaila Diaz has created this line of PLAYConmigo activity guides as an extension of what she does at home with her own 3 year old and what she does in the virtual Spanish classes that she leads for students ages 0 - 6.
Who is this guide for?
This Cumpleaños guide is for bilingual families (whether native speakers, fluent, or still learning) that are looking for extra ways to bring Spanish into the child's birthday celebrations. Best suited for kids ages 2 - 6.
My child’s birthday is in [June], should I still purchase now?
Sure why not! Our 30% off sale is this weekend only :) So you can snag it now for less than ten bucks! But if you miss it, this will be available for download in our shop year-round.
Ready to shop? Head to our link in bio to be taken to the product page that has even more FAQs and photos from the guide. Don’t forget to use code BIRTHDAYBASH30 on the checkout page :)
This is ✨ T R E I N T A✨😲
Do you remember when you turned ten? (Stay with me) When we turn 10, it’s like 🤯🤯🤯 OMG, DOUBLE DIGITS! My age has TWO numbers in it. I have lived a whole decade! Well…at least that’s how it was for me. Ten was big birthday for me. I celebrated with a rock-climbing party and then a gal pal sleepover. 🤩
I kind of feel similarly this year. Like THIRTY 🤯🤯🤯 How?! My age has a three in the tens place 🤯🤯😂 I know it’s not really that big a deal jajaja but it feels like it.
You guys have been so fun these past few weeks, aguantando all of the memes and reels I’ve been posting in my stories about turning 30 and about millennials. Grateful for this community. 😘 Truly. And mindblown that I see SO many of y’all week in and week out via Zoom, we hang, we chat bilingual parenting and the bilingual brain, y’all are my people.
Sooooo…I couldn’t let this birthday go by without also inviting you guys into the celebration!!! We’re launching a site-wide sale for , a new PLAYConmigo Guide (birthday edition), and hosting a pop-up birthday party virtual class next weekend! In the next couple posts I’ll go into detail about it all 🤍 Thanks for being here!
👉🏼 Okay now a little game that will be fun; comment your birthday DAY (like the 21st, the 5th, etc.) and I’ll respond and see if I can guess the MONTH it falls! Let’s see how many I can get right! 😍
A little lesson about Dia de Reyes in under 60 seconds 🥰
Do you do any of these traditions? Or maybe others? Let me know in the comments!
Also, who can tell me what happens to the person who finds el niño Jesus in their part of the rosca! 🙊 If you know, tell me in the comments!
PS— Want to go more in-depth with a 30+ min video lesson fully in Spanish, geared for kids 2-8? Plus a step-by-by recipe for a kid-friendly Rosca? (Yes like literally your toddlers can do the majority of the prep on their own!) Plus some other Dia de Reyes activities? You can do it tomorrow or over the weekend, or completely on your own timeline. Link will be in comments!
Feliz Día de Reyes everyone! Feel free to share this with anyone who is curious about the day! ✨
Feliz Día de Reyes ✨ Also known as Epiphany or Three King’s Day! A celebration that takes place twelve days after Christmas to commemorate the Magi’s visit to Jesus in Bethlehem.
Comment below the emoji that represents your family:
💛 We celebrate Día de Reyes!
🤩 I’ve heard about it but don’t celebrate it
😲 I’ve never heard of this!
I grew up celebrating it to some extent, not nearly as much as my husband 🇲🇽 did! I love the idea and knew I wanted to make the tradition part of our bicultural family’s family culture. 🤩 I’m all for keeping the Christmas celebrations going as long as possible 🎉 And for keeping the story of Christmas at the forefront of my family’s mind (so we read Matthew 2:1-12 that details the reyes magos’ visit to baby Jesus) 💛
I had no idea about the vast number of countries that celebrate this day until last year when I started researching it. And with that, the wide range of traditions around it. All I knew was Latin America and mostly Mexico 🇲🇽 cuz of my husband. But it’s not just Spanish-speaking countries!
Some traditions we’ve incorporated include:
👑 Baking a Rosca de Reyes & serving with hot cocoa (as pictured; see note at the end the end for our recipe!)
👟 Leaving out shoes to be filled with regalitos in the morning
🐫 Leaving out grass and water for the reyes’ camels
📖 Reading the story of the Three Wise Men
💬 How does your family celebrate it? And what’s your heritage country? Can’t wait to hear from you! 👇🏼
💌 Share this post to your story to let your community know how you celebrate this day!
PS — If you’re interested in a Dia de Reyes activity guide with a recipe for a super-easy kid-friendly rosca de reyes (so easy your toddler can do it), plus guided vocabulary list (and more!) comment “ROSCA!” below & I’ll DM you the link! ☺️☺️☺️ Or visit link in bio if you don’t want to have to wait for me to respond lolol!
With all of the New Year’s resolutions, many families are revisiting their goal of raising bilingual kids. One of the most common questions we get from families via DM is “Where do I start???”
So here are the top 7 tips we have for how to start TODAY.
1️⃣ Jump in and commit! If this is something you’ve been wanting to do, there’s no better time than right now. The more you wait around for a more “perfect” time, you just end up delaying the mission.
2️⃣ Invite your kids into the mission. Tell them about your vision and goals with the target language, and make it something that they’re actively a part of!
3️⃣ Start small, increasing language as you’re able. You absolutely don’t have to go from 0 to 100. Look into the Time & Place method. Choose a regular activity or outing or routine to do with your kids in the language.
(Ideas in slides! Save this post to revisit when you need inspo! )
4️⃣ Plan some extra-fun activities that go above and beyond your regular routine, and incorporate the target language (TL)!
(Ideas in slides—Also check out our Spanish play activity guide, PLAYConmigo, linked in bio!)
5️⃣ Capitalize on the special relationship you have with your kids. Make language all about connecting, bonding, and doing new things together.
6️⃣ 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 Be patient and take on the heart of a teacher. Know that the language learning process takes time. Follow your kids’ interests, use the language around topics you know they’ll enjoy. Present the language in a comprehensible way.
7️⃣ Gradually increase the language input with time. Eventually you can do more routines and activities.
👉🏼 Let us know how it goes for you! We’re in your corner cheering for you here at
👩🏼💻 Already done all of these things and looking for next steps? We offer quick and affordable 1:1 bilingual parenting consults / Q&As. Check the link in our bio, or comment CONSULT and we’ll send more info.
💬 Join the convo! What’s holding you back from jumping in? Or for those who have jumped in, what helped you get started?
✈️ Helpful? Share so someone else can jump into bilingual parenting TODAY!
DÍA DE REYES 👑 ACTIVITY EN ESPAÑOL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Join us for a pop-up Spanish Immersion Playclass on Thursday January 5th to talk about the traditions of Día de Reyes (Three Kings Day) and how they’re celebrated around Latinoamérica & España.
(The holiday takes place January 6th, so our Jan 5th evening class will set you up perfectly to carry out the traditions the next day with your kids! — Or you can do the class recording on your own schedule whenever!)
We’ll play, sing, and dance (“Burrito Sabanero” will of course make an encore appearance before we close out this holiday season :P) Then we’ll make our very own ROSCA DE REYES! YUP! We’ve developed a super easy toddler/preschooler friendly recipe that is a spin on the classic rosca with lots of hands-on steps that your little one can help with.
Whether your family is already fluent in Spanish or not, you will be able to follow along through all comprehensible input, plus we’ll be sending over an activity guide beforehand in both English and Spanish. We’ll see everyone on Wednesday evening to prepare for the Reyes’ arrival!
What: A virtual Spanish immersion playclass all about the holiday Día de Reyes and its traditions. We’ll sing, dance, play games, and then bake a super simple rosca de reyes that your kids will love to decorate!
When: Thurs Jan 5th 5:10 PM EST (2:10 PM PST)
Where: Online via Zoom!
Who: Families with littles wanting to celebrate or learn more about Día de Reyes en español -- designed for ages 2-10!
Registration: Link in bio! You can find the full info there as well :)
👉🏼 If you know of anyone who would enjoy this opportunity please tag the or share it with them! :)
👑 Tenemos muchas ganas de celebrar contigo y tus bilingüit@s! Tell us in the comments: Have you celebrated Dia de Reyes before? Or will this be a first?
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Bilinguitos Spanish Immersion is a Spanish language school based out of Ashburn, VA. We offer fun, interactive immersion programs for kids, as well as other language services for learners of all ages!
We believe that language learning should be fun AND effective. We incorporate teaching methods that benefit all types of learners and encourage our students to immerse themselves in the language.
Our methodology takes into account the science behind language learning in both children and older learners (fun fact: it's different depending on learner's age!)
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