Spanish Language Learning: Bilingual Programs Build Connections November 28th, 2017

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Dual language programs, starting as early as PreSchool, introduce bilingualism and diversity into the classroom, exposing youngsters to different languages, cultures and experiences. Children’s brains are like sponges and they soak up other languages more quickly when they begin learning at young ages. This ability decreases with time. This is due to early brain development […]

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Extraordinary Benefits of Mandarin Language Learning for Children November 13th, 2017

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Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken native language in the world, with 960 million people using it as their first language. Despite China’s many regions, language groups, and dialects, Mandarin has been the lingua franca of China and Taiwan for more than 500 years. As China has grown in recent decades to become a […]

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Building A Foundation with The International Baccalaureate October 30th, 2017

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As our world continues to globalize, today’s students need exposure to international cultures and ideas. Those students who are fortunate enough to have access to an International Baccalaureate program receive not only an excellent education but also a solid foundation for the future. For nearly fifty years, International Baccalaureate (IB) has offered programs for preschool […]

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How the Imagination Helps Children Learn October 30th, 2017

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It’s not uncommon to see a young child step into the world of make believe. Relying solely on their imagination, children host tea parties and pretend to be Jedi knights. They turn boxes into castles and playgrounds into entire worlds of their own creation. The act of pretending — of stepping into a character and […]

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Learning A New Language Through Music: Why Is Music So Powerful? October 23rd, 2017

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Whether you are trying to improve your young child’s English language proficiency or develop their skills in a second language, you cannot go wrong by using music. Preschool children’s brains are sponges. They learn very quickly. But they are too young to sit and take notes, nor will they conjugate verbs for homework. They will, […]

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Why Role Playing is Important for Child Development October 16th, 2017

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It’s a known fact, among parents and child care professionals, that children love to role play. They will try on outfits, create dialogue, and use any household object to create a character for as long as their playmates will cooperate. Children will pretend to be almost anything they can find a prop for. However, this […]

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Yoga in the Classroom: Learning Healthy Habits October 9th, 2017

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Yoga is a traditional Indian practice, introduced to Western culture by enthusiasts desiring to integrate meditative exercises into a bustling modern society. In sanskrit, yoga means union of body and mind; achieved through focused deep breathing or pranayama, with a series of postures or asanas. Through the years, yoga has evolved from its spiritual origins, […]

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Whole Brain Teaching Methods for Pre-School Students August 28th, 2017

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“Class?” “Yes?” This step is intended to capture students’ attention with a single word. Students are taught that when the teacher says the predetermined word (usually “class”), they are to respond as a group with “yes”.  The catch here is that the students are taught to respond in a mirror image of the teacher, so […]

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It’s all in the way we learn…Total Physical Response (TPR) November 2nd, 2016

An American professor by the name of James Asher developed an approach to language teaching commonly referred to as Total Physical Response (TPR). This work began in the 1960’s and theorizes that memory is improved through an association with physical movements. There are many activities that can occur when using the TPR approach which helps […]

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) September 28th, 2016

Social Emotional Learning! What is it? Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a very important piece of a child’s education and directly impacts their success in learning. CASL has identified five essential skills linked with Social Emotional Learning. Using these skills Tessa International School has selected a program that helps to promote a balance of high […]

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