A new study focused on language acquisition has demonstrated the impact that repetition has on the brain. Even short repetitive exposure to new words induced a rapid neural response increase that is suggested to manifest memory-trace formation. It has also been said that human beings need about 40 repetitions to learn or memorize a concept so in short, repetition is essential when learning a second language. And while some choose to isolate the learning of a second language we recommend not doing so. Adding Spanish to your child’s daily calendar time will include the target language into their daily learning organically and the learning process will happen more naturally.
Our Bilingual daily binder is packed full of fun concepts that may be gently introduced at first and then reviewed in a way that fits your needs and is suitable with your schedule or daily rhythm. We use this binder with our children by alternating sheets. For example, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we review the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, and feelings. Every Tuesday and Thursday we review the shapes, colors, seasons, and so on.
Included, you will find:
Pledge of allegiance
Days of the week
Months of the year
You will also receive:
☼ A fun printable poster plus the cutouts that go with it to hang on a wall or keep on your binder and practice days of the week, months, year, seasons, and feelings!
☼ Two sets of Montessori 3-part double-sided cards to review the months of the year, and shapes and colors in one. They both are bilingual resources.
☼ A set of double-sided bilingual flashcards of the days of the week
☼ A colorful banner with the alphabet in Spanish. Includes beautiful illustrations.
This resource is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten age children.
How to use this 98-page resource:
- Once you have made your purchase, you will be able to directly download your file. Be sure to save them to your desktop or an external hard drive.
- I recommend printing the binder into regular double-sided paper and the posters, flashcards, and banner to cardstock paper and/or laminate it as you will be able to use this material for years to come.
- Each banner flag measures roughly: 6.5inches L x 5.5 inches W. If this size is too big for your space, I recommend printing this on a scale of 50%
- Adding velcro dots to the poster and the round cut-outs will turn the poster into an interactive opportunity for your child to manipulate target concepts.
- -For toddlers, the goal of Montessori 3-part cards is to start learning how to match and identify objects. By using just the control card and image card, lay the cards out randomly in front of your child. Limit the number of cards to under about three to five matches to keep their interest and not overwhelm them. Ask your child to find the matching images and have them place them together to the side.Instead of just matching, you can ask your child to find the picture of a spoken word. Layout only the control cards face up. Ask them for a specific one.-For ages 3-6, the goal is to start learning how to match images and words and eventually to spell. Start by introducing the children to the control cards. Lay all the control cards out in a line, having the child repeat back to you what’s on the card. Then have them match the pictures to the control cards, and finally, the labels.
Once they have this down, layout the image cards in a straight line. Have the children match the word card to the image cards. As they match them, have them say the word out loud while reading it. Then have them use the control cards to see how they did.
To increase difficulty, layout the label cards first in a line. Then have the children place the corresponding picture card with the labels. Have them use the control cards afterward to check their work.
For a memory game, put the label cards to the side and just use the picture card and control card. Place cards randomly face down and have children try to remember where each card is to match them. For increased difficulty, use the label card instead of the control card.
We hope you enjoy this resource and the daily learning time with your little one!
***A supplemental pack with worksheets is in the works. It will provide an invitation to handwrite, enjoy math activities, poetry, songs, handicrafts, and more. – stay tuned!!! 🙂
*The study mentioned above was done by Lilli Kimppa from the University of Helsinki in 2017.
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