viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2016

The earth to Luna

Again, we are investigating how to work english in a natural way withn our  old son, and we consider Earth to Luna as a very appropiate programe to introduce Science to our son in a bilingual way.

Here you have several chapters:

domingo, 10 de julio de 2016

DAILY ROUTINES: In the afternoon_TheFarmAnimals

Our son really likes animals, so we consider we can take advantage of it in order the baby could learn some sounds, expressions and words of it in a funny way.

We will start the plan with the closer animals, those which we have in gandpas´farm:  Cows, Chickens, dogs, Cats...Of family animals.

There are many interesting songs and didactic ressources to work animal topic in the market or free on the internet; so it is very easy to design a daily plan to get the baby closer the farm animals and their sounds.

Here we concrete our plan of action. 

Parte 1. Farm animals´ Dice.

We introduce the animal topic with this didactic Dice. We´ll introduce each animal and we will try to repeat the animal sound.

  • We work some simple words: cow, duck, horse, pig, sheep, dog, chicken
  • We will develop expression such as:
    • This is a/an...
    • The animal´s sound is...

Parte 2. Reading, touching and repeating.

We read the book "the sounds of the farm" (Combel)

  • We will try to repeat the animals´sounds.
  • We will do a storytelling about the animals´farm.
  • We will build our vocabulary (same as we have described before).

Part 3. Show and sing. 

In this activity we sing one very simple song called "The animals of the farm" and we show the toy animal from our Lilitutiens Farm.

This is the moment we have had learnt the song we are going to sing all together aloud with our toy farm.
  • The song you can listen here:

We will work  the expression "the animals on the farm say...."
  • The toy farm to show and touch the animals we have bought from Liliputiens brand.

viernes, 8 de julio de 2016

DAILY ROUTINE:In the everning_Go2Bed

Time to bed is close, the day was full of new things: new words, new people...So much knowledge we absorbed!...So to fall asleep and have a pretty nice dream,we plan another simple activity we expect the baby likes as much as we enjoy designing it, "the bedtime activity".

Descripcion of the activity:

Part 1. To start with it, we are going to play a little with our Maisy pet, we are going to speak with her for a while:

  • How are you...?
  • How was your day?
  • I have done... (and we explain all we have done today to Maisy)

Part 2. After that simple an empathyc talk, we are going to use our second little library "Maisy´s colletion" by Lucy Cosins read. In particular the book we have chosen for this moment is Maisy´s bedtme. We will read several times, it will depend of the baby attitude and we will work some interesting expressions as we point out down here.

  • Here we can work expressions such as: Bedtime, to be tired, good night, brush the teeth...
Part 3. The day was full of action, full of after the reading time, it is the perfect moment to listen. Our song already knows  "Twinkle twinkle little star", however we will still work it to get asleep

This song ewill relax the baby and can create the perfect conditions to have a pretty dream.

  • Maisy´s Pet
  • Maisy´s ressources: books and audio-books.
  • A tablet to watch/ listen the slepping song.

Time expected: 10 to 15 minutes.

DAILY ROUTINE: In the afternoon_Family

Today we have received some books to read to our son in summer time. 
These first english books we have ordered are related to family, friends and daily routines such as bath, bedtime or time at school. They are very easy to understand for parent and very dicactic due to the expressions we will try our son learn little by little.
If your son likes books this activity could be easy and very enriched for him.

Descripcion of the activity:

Part one. We are going to work with our family pet, Peppa Pig and with the little library we have purchaised. 

So the activity must start asking Peppa the polite question about herself (seen before)
Hi are you? do you  do?
And after the introduction, it is the perfect moment to read our first little book Peppa´s favorite things. We are going to read the book (several times) slowly and showing things Peppa Likes. If you don´t know how to read it to your baby, you can find a nice tutorial in Youtube to practice first.

After reading the book we can work expressions such as...
...what do you like?, I like....

Part two. We will keep going working wirth our Peppa Pig´s little library second book Peppa´s family in this way

Due to the topic we have set up for these two months is the family, we will reinforce everyday the idea of family and the 6 key words and expressions to talk about it. 
Here in our little library we have the perfect ressource to do it, Peppa´s Family. A very easy tale to learn words as father, build a basic vocabulary little by little.

The cover of our second little book is this:

I haven´t foud the audio book in youtube, but maybe you could find interesting this video or the Family fingers´one we introduced in an old post.

To finish the activity we can paint this draw with watercolour

Time expected:

  • 5 minutes each reading. We will reapeat one, twice...depending of the baby atitude.
  • 10 minutes for painting the drawing.


  • Peppa Pig´s little library.
  • A printed paper with the Peppa´s family we are going to colour.
  • Several watercolour peintures

jueves, 7 de julio de 2016

DAILY ROUTINES: In the afternoon_Family

To star with the afternoon plan we need to select the topic to work with and our pet.

I have decided to have three pets: Pocoyó, Peppa Pig and Maisy the mouse. We play with one or other depending of the topic we work.

And the fist topic we are going to work is the family. We will work it during three months combining with daily routines, readings and audiovisual activities.
  • I introduce you to our three friends:

After say hello to Peppa Pig, our friend in this topic -"the family"- we start working the 6 members of our family.

  • Father/daddy
  • Mother/mummy.
  • Son.
  • Brother.
  • Ganfather. Grandad
  • Granmother.Gandma

Introductory activity: Who are we?.

To have sense of ouselves we start explaining/speaking and showing with a picture who is each member of the family.


-Selfconfidence, Selfdiscovery and identify and pronounce easy words related to the family topic.
-We repete structures such as:

    • Here you are our whole family
    • Who is...?
      • He/she is...
    • Where is/are....?
-We try to frepeat the 6 key words in this topic.
Time: 5 minutes.

Ressources:  A mirror, digital pictures of the family.

Sensorial and psicomotricity activity: Family Finger.

This activity is divided in two parts:

  • Fist part: We will use a nice video inspired in Peppa Pig´s family very stimulated, we sing with our baby to know each memer of Peppa´s family.

  • Stimulate motoric movements.
  • Repeat interesting structures:
    • Member of the family, where are you?
    • Here I am.
Time: 5 minutes.

Ressources: Video, tv, puppets (optional)

  • Second part. We work that song with our family, we sing and shoy y a glove pictures of the whole family.

  • The baby would be capable of identify, in a funny way, the members of the family.
  • The babby could pronounce several words and sounds.

Time: 5 minutes.

Ressources: latex gloves, a mat, picture of the family, glue.

Web which has inspied me

miércoles, 6 de julio de 2016

DAILY ROUTINES: Wake Up and Breakfast.


8.00. We wake up everyday with...

Expressions we will reapeat everyday to our son (showing objects or gesticulating if it is necessary)

 ...wake up my little baby! 
Good morning, its time to wake up from your Cradle!
Leave your Dummy...
Say good morning ...
  • Good morning daddy/mummy
  • Good morning doggy!
  • Good morning "señor de la escalera"

...Let´s go to wash your face and your hands! 

...we go to have breakfast 

  • Are you hungry?
  • Here is your baby bottle plenty of milk.

...wash my teeth. (in september we will start)

...Now we need to get dress with this song:

And we work key words as these:
  •  Nappy. 
  • T-shirt. 
  • Body. 
  • Shoes. 
  • Thousers.
...We will read to our son Charlie the chicken goes to School.

9.00. And you are ready to go to school with Inma.

Inicio y Metodología

Learning a foreign language as a mother one implies to work daily routines in a natural way. 

According to this study from Developmental Science, babies can learn two lenguages (in a bilingüal way) in the  process of language learning.

So far, I try to compile in this blog some ideas and develop a daily plan of action.

On the internet we can find many nice ressources to inspire ourselves, so I have found pretty interesting Violetas´ideas and BabyTv Channel ,these two platforms helped me to concrete the english plan I will work with my baby from today.

What I have planned to do, it is simple...just three daily routines: 

  1. In the morning (wake up and breakfast).This routine will mix up one video ressources, familly conversation and a tale.
  2. In the afternoon (tematic activities: tales, songs and videos  based on family, animals, colours, body, food, social relationship, numbers). I will try to work it in a funny way using Pocoyó Cartoons, Baby Einstain, Pepa Pig ressources and  very well known books such as Charlie the chicken.
I will publish activities to work each topic each two months. So you will find all the didactic guide in september´17.
Timetable of topics:
  • Family and animals--> september to december 2016.
  • Body and social relationship--> january to march 2017.
  • Colours and Numbers-->April to july 2017. 
 3. In the everning (bath time and go to sleep). This routine will mix up one video ressources and familly conversation.
I will work this routines everyday ( what I consider crucial to learn english naturally).

A very nice video which works most of the routines you have here:

If you are curious in it, mayby you foud interessting this video, in wich an expert in pedagogy give us some advises to parents in the important rol of leaning a foreign language: