1. The First Sign Language You Can Teach Your Child

    Sign language is one of the languages taught in our language immersion school here in Houston. With nearly a half of a million people in the United States using the language for communication, it can be an important language to learn. It can benefit children in other ways, as well. It has the same benefits that other bilingualism does; it increases abstract thinking skills, makes children more cre…Read More

  2. How to Expose Your Children to Different Cultures

    Teaching children from a young age about cultural diversity can pay off in a big way throughout their life. It gives them an awareness of the world around them, exposes them to different languages and ideas, makes them more grateful, and it can even help them become more adaptive to changes. Children who learn more about other cultures and the way other people live can become more compassionate an…Read More

  3. How to Teach Your Child Cultural Awareness

    As the world becomes more and more connected, it is more important than ever to teach your child to be culturally sensitive. These days, there are so many people from different places in the world that your child will interact with, and it is imperative that they learn to treat everyone with respect. However, this is sometimes easier said than done, not because children are inherently intolerant o…Read More

  4. 5 Benefits of a Preschool Education

    While preschool is not mandatory, we have found that there are many benefits to enrolling a child in preschool, and the experts agree. Ages two to five are critical in terms of development, and to set your child up for success, it is best to enroll them in preschool by age three. You may think, they’re just a baby! Why should they have to go to school before they have to? While this position is …Read More

  5. The Power of Routine for Your Child

    As a parent, one of the most important things you can provide your child with is a stable routine. A child’s whole world and existence revolves around the environment you provide them with, so if it is safe and predictable, they feel secure. When a child’s world is constantly changing, it has the opposite effect. When a child feels safe, they can relax, which is not only healthy for them emoti…Read More

  6. Benefits of Learning in a Classroom

    When it comes to your child’s education, you have many options here in Houston, TX. If you’re interested in a language immersion preschool, Crossing Borders Preschool offers many benefits. We provide our students with a learning environment that is fun, engaging, and enriching. Our students learn a second language while interacting with their peers in our classroom setting. Part of our success…Read More

  7. Benefits of Picture Books in Language Learning

    Many parents already have it as an established part of their child’s bedtime routine to read them a picture book. This is a great way to help your child wind down at the end of the day and to reinforce your bond. However, did you know that this is also a great opportunity to reinforce their language learning? If your child is learning a second language, there are several different ways they coul…Read More

  8. Why Learn French?

    At our language immersion preschool in Houston, TX, we offer classes that are taught in Spanish, Mandarin, English, and French. Each of these languages offers unique advantages to your child, and any will offer their own advantages. In this blog, we will highlight some of the benefits that our French preschool class offers our students. If you are considering enrolling your child in our French imm…Read More

  9. Phrases to Use With Your Preschooler

    When you enroll your child in our language immersion preschool, you want to do everything you can to help support their language learning. While spending all day at school while immersed in the language is going to go a long way towards helping them acquiring a second language, you also want to be sure to do what you can to support their efforts at home. Whether or not you are familiar with the la…Read More

  10. The History of Romance Languages

    At our language immersion preschool, we offer two Romance languages: Spanish and French. You may be aware of the term "Romance language," but may be unsure of how they got their name. The Romance languages have a long and storied history that is still evolving today. In this blog, we will go over the colorful history of Romance languages. The Roman Empire Latin was originally the chosen language o…Read More