Find a song or jingle in Spanish and learn to sing it with your toddler.
Tip of the Day September 22
Discuss the reason(s) behind certain consequences or punishments with your child. If the punishment itself is beyond your child’s capacity to understand, then the punishment probably won’t be very effective.
Tip of the Day September 21
Pick a flag from a Spanish-speaking nation for your child to draw/color. Teach them a fact about the country as they complete their project. Display their work around your home.
Tip of the Day September 20
Decision-making in the 21st century happens faster than ever before, and new moral and ethical dilemmas we never considered seem to arise almost daily. Teaching kids values like kindness, compassion, empathy, and integrity is giving them a foundation on which to stand when you aren’t around.
Tip of the Day September 19
Challenge your kid(s) to research and share during mealtime an interesting fact about Hispanic heritage or culture in America. And when they do share, ask questions and engage them in conversation about what they learned.
Tip of the Day September 18
Express an interest in your child’s friends and social life. Having the people outside of family who are important to them acknowledged, will remind your kids that they are important to you.
Tip of the Day September 17
Attend a local fair or festival to expose your kids to the richness and diversity of Hispanic cultures in America during National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Tip of the Day September 16
Encourage your child to step out of her comfort zone. It can be as simple as trying a new ethnic cuisine or trying indoor rock-climbing to conquer a fear of heights.
Tip of the Day September 15
Learn one Spanish word each day for National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 – Oct 15, 2012).
Tip of the Day September 14
Give kids room to make and realize their mistakes. Preventing them from learning from mistakes will build a sense of false security and diminish their ability to manage disappointment.