French Fried Haricots Verts
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French Fried Haricots Verts

In the summer vegetables are fresh and it’s fun to eat them raw, especially when it’s hot outside. But here’s a twist to keep your kids eating their veggies. You can try this with other vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, etc. French Fried Haricots Verts   – serves 4 1 pound fresh haricots verts (French green...

Pesto Pasta Salad
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Pesto Pasta Salad

This is a great recipe because it can be served hot or cold, depending on the weather. It’s perfect to pack up for lunch at the beach, a picnic or even a late afternoon snack. You can serve with store bought pesto or the easy recipe below. PESTO PASTA  (serves 5-6 ) 1 box Barilla...

Language Starts in the Womb
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Language Starts in the Womb

We know that when we expose unborn babies to music while they are in the womb, they recognize the music when we play it after they are born. The same goes for language. Studies show that babies babble and produce different cry melodies depending upon which language they have heard while in the womb. Researches...

Schnitzel-Pretzel Brot & Snacks!
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Schnitzel-Pretzel Brot & Snacks!

In honor of the release of the new Early Lingo German Edition, award-winning culinary artist and chef, Kai Loebach, created some mouth watering snacks and recipes for us. Kai recently opened Currywurst in Los Angeles where you will find authentic traditional German sausages and french fries – it’s out of this world! http://currywurstus.com/ These little...

History of Fireworks
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History of Fireworks

Every Fourth of July our country celebrates with fireworks. Personally, I love them and wanted to share a brief history of their origins. It is believed that the Chinese first discovered gunpowder and the invention of the first fireworks. Since they made so much noise, the Chinese believed they would scare away evil spirits and...

Chicken Stir Fry
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Chicken Stir Fry

A quick and easy take on Chinese stir fry for warm summer evenings. You can substitute shrimp, pork or beef for the chicken. CHICKEN STIR FRY 1 lb chicken tenders 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon minced ginger (fresh or bottled) 1 red bell pepper 1 medium yellow onion 2 teaspoons...

Home Language Classes
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Home Language Classes

This morning I took my 2 year old son to a Spanish immersion music class at a neighbor’s home. There were children of all ages – from 8 months to 5 years, but they all were captivated by the fun songs and colorful props the instructor used. She sang songs about colors, greetings, days of...

5 Must-Do Summer Activities!
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5 Must-Do Summer Activities!

As summer begins, it’s not always easy to keep our kids entertained and engaged over the long, hot months! It’s important that when we turn to a source of entertainment we incorporate some type of education. My 5 must-do summer activities allow parents to bond with their children, keep them entertained and teach them something...

Don’t Be Intimidated!
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Don’t Be Intimidated!

Recently, I’ve heard from quite a few parents that they are worried that just because they only speak English, their children won’t be able to learn a foreign language.The fact is, you can introduce your child to a foreign language, the child will learn and can even become fluent! It will take a little more...

Summer Challenge
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Summer Challenge

I remember as a child setting goals for myself and using the school year to mark my progress. Every September I would recall what I had learned the previous year, what I had set out to do and which new challenges I’d undertaken – whether it was reading a certain amount of books over the...