Q: Do you have any advice for summer activities to keep them practicing Spanish?
A: Off the top of my head: record a cartoon on Saturday morning on Univision. There's a 3 hour block of shows the kids recognize but they're broadcast in Spanish. 3 hours is too much at a time, but I've been pleasantly surprised that Carmen & Gabe seem to follow along with a 30 minute show.
Alternatively, select Spanish as the language on a DVD (again, probably not a full-length movie, but shorter shows).
Check out books from the Spanish section of the public library (
I am in the market for computer software directed toward kids (like Rosetta Stone, which I understand is geared toward business people).
I sometimes use http://translate.google.com/ to look things up.
Maybe we could get the kids to network on Webkinz to practice writing in Spanish to each other? I am not crazy about social networks for 6 & 8 year olds but at least that might have a little more purpose.
OK, I've got to go for now. Thanks for asking! I'm sure everyone has some ideas to share. It will be fun to add to the list.