Learning a Second Language

Learning a second language is referred to as Second Language Acquisition, and is a major undertaking in any language. How long it takes to acquire a second language will also vary from person to person, based on a variety of reasons. Kids at schools across America are learning English at faster rates than their non-English speaking parents and some kids … Read More

Middle / High Parent Involvement for College Awareness

There are many ways for parents to be involved with kids in Preschool and Elementary grades, but what about when kids are in middle school and high school at the very time in their lives when their developmental age is naturally pushing their parents away? In the middle and high school years, students may be seeking more autonomy from their … Read More

Reaching Out To Hispanic Parents to Improve Family Reading

How is your school reaching out to Hispanic parents to improve family reading? Research shows that parent involvement in their children’s education is one of the most important barometers for academic success and increasingly seen as an essential element of a school’s programming, and there is 30 years of support research. The most important skill that a student can learn … Read More

Why Bilingual Books for Parent Involvement?

The Latino Family Literacy uses award-winning bilingual books in its reading programs for parent involvement. The reason why bilingual books are so effective (in Spanish and English) is because many children are learning English and parents are often Spanish-speaking. A bilingual book will help adults to read with their children and develop English language, along with their children. See for … Read More