Monday, April 29, 2013

How do you teach Your Children to LOVE learning?

La Mama y los Pollitos...

Aren't we just like a mother hen with our little chicks following behind when we go to the store, library, or for a walk?  Even in central America a family with six children is not very common. Many times I am asked, "Are they all yours?"  Just as we teach our little pollitos (chicks) to follow our lead, we need to teach them the love of learning!  

"How do I do that?", you may be asking.  

Teaching children to LOVE learning is teaching them to ENJOY what they are learning! 

There are many way to bring enjoyment to learning.  The most important though, is that you, la mama, enjoy it too! 

 You've heard the saying, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy"!  So true.

Have you heard the song Los Pollitos Dicen?  

It is a popular children's song in Latin America that even my American children love!

My children are learning and becoming fluent in Spanish.  
They love music! (so do I:) 
What better way than through music to learn new Spanish words?

They liked it so much I made a Reader's Theater version for them to use in our community Reader's Theater program!  You can view it here if you would like.

What would you like to teach your children?  Does your family like music?  

This is just one example of how I teach my children to love learning:)

So what are you waiting for?  Find something you want to do, learn, experience and start doing it with your little pollitos!  Think about what inspires you!   They will see you enjoying it and want to do it to!

  Then after you've enjoyed yourself a bit, find out what inspires and brings enjoyment to your pollitos.   Then teach them through their interests.  If you need some inspiration your welcome to go through my Pinterest boards and pin some new ideas! 

 I can't wait to hear what you do to teach your pollitos to enjoy learning!

Another place to get fun ideas is on Teachers Pay Teachers!  Teachers offer a lot of free products as samples of their work and ideas.  If you would like to win even better products enter some of the might end up have an inbox full of inspiring teaching materials!

Here are a few giveaways that are going on right now that you can enter if you would like:

1.  This one has 3 giveaways :  k-2, 3-5, and Special Ed. (I only have one here, if your interested in the others hop on over to the blog by clicking on the button below)

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2.  This one has a lot of Winner's Choice items from different teacher stores for grades Prek -6 (click on the button below):

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Please leave your comments below, I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject:)


  1. What a cute post! I wholehearterdly agree!We can't teach someone if we don't like it! I see it happen all the time! Thank you for sharing this @ The Show Off Blog Party!

    The Wondering Brain

  2. I've missed reading your posts lately. I love the spirit you communicate about getting your children to love learning. How I wish my Kindergarten students had parents who instilled this love.

  3. What an amazing opportunity to see the world you are giving your kids! I absolutely love Costa Rica. Out of all the countries I have been it is one of my very favorites. From the beaches in Nosara to the rainforest in Monte Verde it is full of treasures! I will travel vicariously through you :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  4. Oh, my - this is such a gorgeous blog! And an excellent post as well. So glad I came by to see it and I'll visit again (following you!)

    Whimsy Workshop


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