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Learning language through music

These days I am focusing on teaching more Spanish through music. It's a fun and natural way to learn new vocabulary and pronunciation.

My daughter is quite fond of listening to music, she is almost four, so if she likes a song she'll just get up and start dancing. She is now asking me to play the same song at least three times, because she is three. I think it's so cute.  I have began noticing that each time we play the same song, she catches on new words. Repetition is the main learning strategy used by children.

We are currently learning the song, "Que Cante la Vida" by Alberto Plaza, a Chilean singer. I have known this song since I was a little girl, so it is very special to me. I think my daughter can see that this song has a special meaning to me and might make her like it even more.

Anyways, she likes knowing that Alberto Plaza is Chilean, just like I am.  :-)

The lyrics repeat some of the same words:
manos, sol, camino, voces, vida, etc.

Here is a link to the l…

Bilingual Play Area {Free} Printable

I made this colorful poster to decorate right above my children's toy storage area.

Hope you can use it at home with your children also!

Download this file in pdf format from scrib, "Bilingual Spanish English Play Area Free Printable."

We are using this poster to talk about the meaning of the words: play, create, laugh, explore in English and Spanish.

Hope you find this poster useful!

~ Fabiola

Crochet Towel Holder Ring Tutorial

Ever wonder how to keep your dish towel from falling off the oven rod every two seconds? Simply use this crochet pattern to make a crochet towel holder to help keep the towel in the right place.  

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Crochet is so fun and relaxing. Crocheting is even more fun when we get to use our skill and make crochet gifts for everyone we know. Or perhaps when we can even use our crochet as a business and sell our handmade items at craft shows.

The ultimate goal of crochet is to SHARE what we are able to make with our hands. 

This crochet towel holder takes about 20 minutes or less to make depending on your speed. 

What I love about this crochet pattern is that it creates a very useful item using cotton yarn. We use these holder in our kitchen and reminds everyone where to keep the kitchen towel so it doesn't get lost.

Hope you crochet a towel holder, too! 

Why should you crochet a towel holder?

The ring for the towel is really stretchy and …