Special Event on May 17

On May 17, we will host a special “Mi Escuelita Crece” (My Little School is Growing) event to help educate the Chapel-Carrboro Community about the significant lifetime benefits of dual-language learning in early childhood and raise money for a scholarship fund for the school. The event will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 on Sunday, […]


Winter Festival at Mi Escuelita – Rodolfo el Reno

With the annual winter festival just around the corner, it seems like a good time to share some of the songs the kids usually sing. Here’s a video of Mi Escuelita kids singing Rodolfo el Reno (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) at the 2011 festival. Scroll down to get the lyrics. Era Rodolfo un reno, que […]

Spanish Hour at Johnny’s – Stories, Songs, Games

Johnny’s Gone Fishing in Carrboro recently announced a new, free “Hora de Espanol” that Mi Escuelita parents may want to know about. It takes place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 starting September 11. The event is co-sponsored by ISLA, a weekend Spanish language immersion program, and we’re checking into the possibility of Mi Escuelita also […]


Un elefante se balanceaba

Music can be such a great way to help children – and, for that matter, adults – learn a language. The rhythm and repetition really help to support retention, and besides that, most kids songs are just plain fun. One of the songs our kids have really liked is “Un elefante se balanceaba.” (“An elephant […]

Spanish Summer Camp Options

If you are looking for Spanish summer camp options for your older kids, here are two great programs with a Spanish focus: Immersion Island In a recent e-mail, “Tia Juana” of Immersion Island (at Camp New Hope) writes: Immersion Island’s camps are quickly filling up but there is still some room.  Come join us for […]