Las Lengüitas Lending library
for spanish learners
Research in language learning shows that the most effective way to learn a language is CONSISTENT and COMPREHENSIBLE exposure to the language. The resources in our lending library are specifically designed to provide just that. By checking out library items while enrolled in class, you can help your child by exposing them to comprehensible Spanish throughout the week in the convenience of your own home.
We have books, music cds & dvds available for check-out.
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Tips for Reading to teach Language
- Use the pictures to assist comprehension. Point, gesture or change your tone of voice to help your child understand the language.
- Take advantage of cognates. Cognates are words that are very similar in both languages, such as elephant/elefante, bicycle/bicicleta, class/clase or circle/círculo. By using cognates, you can instantly understand thousands of words that you didn’t know you knew.
- Keep languages separate. Do not translate or explain in English. Although you mean to help your child understand, your child NEEDS to create meaning on their own. Translating or explaining in English will teach your child's brain to block out the Spanish and wait for the English.
- Do your best! Don't worry about perfect pronunciation or having an accent. Your efforts will demonstrate to your child the value you see in learning Spanish. Remember: imperfect pronunciation is ALWAYS better than no Spanish at all!
- Read, re-read and read again! We need to hear words used many, many times before we are able to remember it and even more times before we are able to use it. Repetition and interesting context are two key components to learning any language. Re-reading stories provides just that!
Lending Library guidelines:
- Books can be checked out at any time.. All books are due by the last class of the month.
- Please limit your selection to no more than 2 books per child.
- A fee of $5 per book/music cd or $10 per dvd will be charged for any item not returned in usable condition.