Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting

Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting

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Un nuevo episodio en el que entrevistamos a una mamá que decide adoptar el español en su vida y en su hogar. No te pierdas la historia de Kaila Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting
Parents, in this week's Consejito, I remind to read aloud to your kids.

What are the benefits of reading aloud to children? Here are 5 benefits from @LearningLoft, 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 (@parenthood365 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

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On today’s episode of the @learnwithless podcast, I’m SO thrilled to share the story of #lcsw and #bilingualmom Diandra Morse of @bilingualplaydate on Instagram 💜

🔗 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 #learnwithless 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!
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Raising bilinguals, multilinguals? One child, two or three? This week is the perfect opportunity to sit down and take inventory of your family's language plan and see how the kids are doing with their language learning, what progress have they made in the target language, what has worked, what hasn't. Perhaps the bilingual strategies you were using up until now need to be tweaked. Your children's interest have changed, your family's routine was altered by mom and dad's work schedule or the school's activities, or maybe you want to add another language to the mix. I suggest you start by reviewing the methods or strategies to #raisingbilingualkids. Check out the images above for my top 3 methods. For parents already in the process- re-reading about these methods can be helpful and can help with any changes in the #familyslanguageplan.

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.
Last week, I had the opportunity to chat with a young mom entrepreneur, Kaila Díaz. Born and raised in Virginia to English-speaking parents, Kaila was exposed to Spanish since she was 11 months old. Confident, smart, and passionate about bilingualism, she is the founder of Bilinguitos, a platform that cultivates and celebrates bilingualism and offers families tools and ways to navigate their bilingual journey including language immersion programs, bilingual playgroups, and online resources, and a podcast called Bilingual Parenting Podcast.⠀

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 @Bilinguitos.⠀

Thank you, Kaila!

We are Bilinguitos - We offer virtual Spanish immersion programs and bilingual parenting resources for families worldwide! We also foster in-person communities through GrupoPLAY in VA!

Our mission at Bilingüitos is to cultivate & celebrate bilingualism! 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 in

Operating as usual

Photos from Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting's post 01/09/2022

Online Spanish immersion for our family, on our schedule?! Yep, you read that right!

✨ Even if our (Bilingüitos) live class schedule doesn't work for your family, you still have the opportunity to participate in the current session's classes as a self-paced student! You can choose the class that most interests you and watch it together as family in the evenings, on the weekends, etc.

How is this possible???
We send you the video recording (showing teacher and teacher's slides) from class each week, and you get to participate as if it were in real time, except that it's on your own time!

And the best part??? YOUR CHILD GETS A SHOUT-OUT every single class! This is not a pre-recorded mass-produced class that’s going out to hundreds or thousands of families. Instead, we only open it up to only a handful of recordings students each session (in addition to our live students) so that we can call on each student by name and make sure your child feels appreciated and included! :)

For both live and self-paced students, classes are upbeat and engaging. Our lessons involve hands-on learning, music & dancing, tons of movement, call and response, and creativity prompts. Class atmosphere is positive and uplifting, and done in FULL Spanish immersion that focuses on intentional language for each stage of development.

We are here to cultivate and celebrate bilingualism with your bilingual family!

👉🏼 How do I sign up for a self-paced class?
Sign up as normal through our website, and then send us an email letting us know you'd like to attend class via recordings. We will then move you to the self-paced roster and you'll be all set to receive class videos and resources automatically from there!

Want to learn more? Check out our website (www.bilinguitos.com/registration) or browse the resources linked in our bio to explore our programs more! Also feel free to send us an email (info.b[email protected]), we’re here to help!

xoxo
Kaila & The Bilingüitos Team

PS— You’re also welcome to leave any questions in the comments here too! We’ll answer them below and it might help out another family with the same question!

Photos from Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting's post 11/16/2021

Join us for a pop-up Spanish Immersion Playclass on Tuesday November 23rd! This a very special faith-based Spanish immersion pop-up class all about thanksgiving and gratitude! For all the families looking for opportunities to share their Bible-based Christian faith with their children in the target language (Spanish), this class is for you guys! 

It’s Thanksgiving week and gratitude is extra present in our hearts & minds right now. So we’ve planned a fun Spanish immersion playclass that centers thankfulness to God for our family, friends, food, and faith! We will play, sing, practice a memory verse, have two worship dance parties, and then end the evening by making a turkey charcuterie board -- YUM!

There will be so much rich language input in context with these activities (in full Spanish immersion), as well as many chances to talk about your faith with your kids. 

Whether your family is already fluent in Spanish or not, you will be able to follow along through all comprehensible input (i.e. visuals and other verbal cues) -- plus we’ll be sending over an activity guide beforehand in both English and Spanish.

When: November 23 (Tuesday) at 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm EST

Where: Online via Zoom!

Who: Families looking for Bible-based learning opportunities in Spanish; specifically for ages 2-10! Children 5 & under will need direct help from a caregiver. The idea is to do this class together as a family if you’re able!

Cost: Can’t put it here or IG will hide this post 🙃 But it’s on the registration page and very affordable 💖

Registration: Link in bio, or our website

All are welcome! For anyone wondering about denomination, this class is Bible- based and not denomination-specific.

08/18/2021

What people think online Spanish classes are like vs. what Bilingüitos online Spanish immersion classes are really like 🤩

Spanish immersion playclasses by age and special subjects like cooking, yoga, dance fitness and more! We are all about high-energy, dynamic, interactive classes that will engage your little one and spark joy around their Spanish experience.

A few people have asked us, “How can your classes be interactive and hands-on if they’re virtual?” Well, we’ve had to be creative and think outside of the box. But in doing so, I think we’ve created something really magical ✨

Just see for yourself! 😍 These picture and images are just a fraction of all the fun we have!

Curious to learn more? Check out our instagram feed for more posts, or visit us online at www.bilinguitos.com.

Come cultivate & celebrate bilingualism with us 💖

Summer 2021 Program Guide 04/25/2021

Summer 2021 Program Guide

Virtual summer camps, playclasse, yoga, story time & more — all in Spanish! Check out the new program guide 🙂 Registration opens tomorrow Monday 4/26!

Summer 2021 Program Guide An awesome photo page designed in Canva by Kaila Rumford.

04/22/2021

You know you’re the parent of a bilingual toddler when La Vaca Lola is on constant repeat (even when it’s not) 😳😳😳🤣🤣🤣

Me at 11:37 pm - 😴💤
My brain at 11:37 pm - 💃🏼🎶🐮🚨🔊

Anybody else feel this a little too deeply? 🙋🏼‍♀️🐮 What’s another song that’s on constant repeat at your house?

01/29/2021

Story time... Watch til the end if you like to JAJA and HAHA 😆

01/04/2021

FREE BILINGUAL STORY & MUSIC TIME with Bilingüitos via Zoom

January 5 at 7 pm EST
January 7 at 11 am EST

(Feel free to attend both!)

Geared for ages 6 mo - 6 years but all are welcome.

Save your spot here: https://www.hisawyer.com/bilinguitos/schedules?schedule_id=camps

More details on our Instagram post (www.instagram.com/bilinguitos)

Photos from Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting's post 12/09/2020

Bilingüitos Gift Certificates for our online Spanish immersion classes now available! What better gift can you give than the gift of bilingualism? Perfect for the bilingüito or aspiring bilingual kiddo in your life!

Purchase instructions: https://tinyurl.com/bilinguitosgift

Our winter 2021 program guide: https://tinyurl.com/spring2021infopack

Registration: www.bilinguitos.com/registration

For a limited time, for every $50 you spend on gift certificates for others, you will receive $5 off of your own child's registration :)

11/17/2020

I got to read so many fascinating studies about bilingualism in college and grad school so I know how important participating in surveys like this can be! I just completed this survey and would love for other Bilingüitos families to do so as well! Let’s help these researchers further the field of bilingual language development!

https://brookeshls.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cSHpVaVpdZojxPf?fbclid=IwAR2iQoDDb_Fq8m4Z2SE8rVB7AV_wo5kLPNX1gG68JyK13IqbPdotKgNQH50

Photos from Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting's post 10/27/2020

You are cordially invited to a “Espantástico” Halloween pop-up Playclass this Friday! 🎃

Espantoso + Fantástico = the perfect blend for Halloween Eve, so come, ¡celebra Halloween con nosotros! Join us, in costume, on Friday Oct 30th at 4:30 EST for a pop-up Spanish immersion playclass to talk about all things Halloween. We’ll sing, dance, play games, and go over Halloween themed vocabulary in Spanish. We’ll also work on some riddles and guessing games, and build our conversation skills around talking about costumes. Make sure to have some different candy ready as we’ll also be plotting a graph based on the candy we have all together. We’ll see everyone disfrazados and ready to celebrate Halloween together in Spanish!

Details and registration info are in our bio link! ☺️ Huge sibling discount available. Tag a friend below to invite them too!

Also, what do you think of our tricky treats & spooky snacks?? Swipe to see! These pictures are all from past #BilingüitosHalloween parties.

Hope to see you on Friday to continue the tradition! 🍭

Sawyer - Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion - "Espantástico" Halloween | Spanish Immersion Playclass 10/27/2020

Sawyer - Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion - "Espantástico" Halloween | Spanish Immersion Playclass

Join us virtually to celebrate Halloween! Halloween Eve, Friday at 4:30 (EST) for a spooktastic Spanish immersion playclass! Costumes encouraged! https://www.hisawyer.com/marketplace/activity-set/179238

Sawyer - Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion - "Espantástico" Halloween | Spanish Immersion Playclass Espantoso + Fantástico = the perfect blend for Halloween Eve, so come, ¡celebra Halloween con nosotros! Join us, in costume, on Friday Oct 30th for a pop-up playclass in Spanish to talk about all things Halloween. We’ll sing, dance, play games, and work on Halloween themed vocabulary in Spanish....

09/08/2020

ONLINE SPANISH CLASSES FOR ADULT LEARNERS! Fall session starting soon :D

💬 Want to learn Spanish in a fun, stimulating learning environment with others that share your same goal? We are proud to announce our dates for the fall group class for adult learners at the beginner, advanced beginner & upper intermediate levels! You will be learning from language educators/Spanish enthusiasts who delight in seeing their students succeed in their language learning endeavors. Class atmosphere is fun and upbeat with plenty of ways to implement what you are learning.

Don't put off this goal of yours any longer, make it happen! Classes begin the last week of September.

👀 Check out our info pack here:
https://tinyurl.com/bilinguitosadultsfall2020

👉🏽 Then, REGISTER HERE!
https://www.hisawyer.com/bilinguitos/schedules?sched_ids[]=60258

Photos from Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting's post 09/08/2020

⁣Happy back-to-school week for those starting today (shout out to our own home county of #LoCo)! No matter how you’re feeling after today, know that Bilingüitos is here cheering you and your kiddos on! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼⠀

This first week or so will likely present a learning curve and the need to figure out a good routine, but soon you’ll get right into the swing of things. Kids will get the hang of the unmute & mute buttons, they’ll gain confidence, and they’ll grow more independent.⠀

We are loving getting to know our students in our virtual classes! And loving to see them grow more confident!⠀

So, no matter the distance, you got this!!! Now drop an emoji showing how you’re feeling after your guys’ first day (or first few days)! 😁🤪😩🤗🤨🤩

Photos from Bilingüitos - Spanish Immersion & Bilingual Parenting's post 09/04/2020

⁣📖 Bilingual Storytime LIVE coming at you tomorrow! 📖 ⠀

Coming off an AMAZING first week of virtual classes, I have (spontaneously 🤪) decided that I want to do a little IG LIVE bilingual story time for all of our current AND prospective future students and their families 🥰⠀

Tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 1:30 pm EST for a short story and some songs we’ve been working on this week in class. All ages welcome! 🤗⠀

Do me a favor and share this post (second slide) to your story / tag your friends; since I’m planning this so last minute, I need your help in spreading the word! 🤗⠀

If anyone is considering one of our fall virtual sessions (probably second session as first is just about full!), this is a great way to get a little taste of what we do! Tune in and hear some of our songs and listen to a story that goes with our theme from this week 🍎 🍐 🍇 🍓 🍊😏⠀

Nos vemos a las 1:30! 👋🏼

Timeline photos 08/22/2020

⁣✨ We are less than two weeks away from the start of our 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬! ✨⠀

We’re so hyped up about these classes! We truly believe they’re going to be a highlight of your child’s week. Our classes will excite, engage, and empower our students. Games, songs, movement, stories, imagination exercises, fun visuals, and more. Sound like something your child may like? We think so too ☺⠀

But don’t just take our word for it — see for yourself! The week of August 24 (aka this coming week!) we are offering $2, $3, and $4 DEMO CLASSES! That is truly a steal, you pretty much have nothing to lose! Registration for these demo classes can be found via our bio link. Space is extremely limited so jump on it! 😄 ⠀

Our main session starts September 1st, and those classes are filling up as well, so if you want to snag a spot with no demo needed, feel free to register directly for the main session. Link in bio for that as well.⠀

And then lastly, loyal friends who already know what we’re all about and believe in us, would you do us a favor and share this post to your story or share it with friends? Your word means a lot and your friends will value you the information if it’s coming directly from you. 🥰⠀

Thanks everyone! Have an amazing weekend and we’ll catch some of you next week in the demo classes! 💛

08/22/2020

Spanish Immersion Classes, Online!

Spanish Immersion Classes, Online! Bilingüitos offers interactive and engaging Spanish playclasses for a wide range of age groups.

Sign up for a demo class here: https://tinyurl.com/bilinguitosdemo (available through 8/28)

07/31/2020

⁣ ✨ 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬! ✨⠀

We’re so excited to share the details on our Spanish Immersion Playclasses and Special Subject classes that we’re offering this fall via Zoom! We have programs for all ages through 5th grade.⠀

These Spanish classes are high-energy and upbeat with interactive games, catchy songs, and movement-based activities for optimal engagement. Spanish-speaking kids and newbies alike will benefit from these programs. The key 🔑 here is active participation, which will help your child gain momentum in Spanish language development AND keep it going!⠀

👶🏽 Mommy/Daddy & me for 6 - 30 months⠀

🪁 Preschool Spanish Immersion for 2.5 - 4 years⠀

🎠 Pre-K & K Spanish Immersion for 3 - 6 years ⠀

🚀 Elementary Spanish Immersion for K - 5th grades⠀

🎶 Zumbini, bilingual music and movement for 0 - 4 years⠀

💃🏻 Zumba Kids, dance fitness class for 5 - 11 years⠀

🧑🏼‍🍳 Spanish Immersion Cooking class with Puerto Rican 🇵🇷 inspiration for 4 - 11 years⠀

Registration is officially OPEN at www.bilinguitos.com/registration 🤗⠀

For a complete list with descriptions and prices, as well as calendar view and FAQs, check it out here: https://linktr.ee/bilinguitos! Also feel free to DM us on Instagram with any questions. ⠀

So excited to cultivate and celebrate bilingualism with you all 💕 Please share this post and tag friends who may be interested.

Our Story

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!)

Immerse yourself in the world of Spanish and gain essential skills for interacting with our ever-growing global community!

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Address

21660 Red Rum Dr, Ste 188
Ashburn, VA
20147

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm

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