Ever since I started following Maria Babin's blog, I have been so inspired to speak Spanish with my son. I grew up in South America for the majority of my childhood so I remember a lot of simple phrases that are very familiar to children. Every time we sit down for a meal, I try to teach the kids a few new vocabulary words (ie. "shoes," "clothes," "fruit," "juego," etc.) I have had a lot of fun re-learning many Spanish phrases and my kids really enjoy it as well. It's pretty cute to hear them jabber away with new sounds they learn.
Maria and her husband recently made a video that is just beautiful- showing a little about their life style in France, and their experiences of teaching their children to be tri-lingual. She also conveys a deep love for life, family and faith that I think is truly inspirational ;)
You can click here for a few of the tips she offers in teaching children new languages. Great tips and great insight into the process. I am truly grateful for Maria for prompting me to retain some Spanish and pass it on to my kids a little ;)