Miss Lili teaches Spanish through private classes, both in person and virtually for children and adults. A native Mexican, Miss Lili has been teaching Spanish for over 15 years and has her California teaching credentials in Early Childhood Development as well as a B.A. in Communications.
Miss Lili is the creator of learning materials including her music CD and songbook ¡A Cantar! for toddlers, preschoolers, teachers and parents. She continues to develop more language materials such as emotion cards and games and is always adding to her free resources. Miss Lili developed and taught her popular and unique Musical Spanish program for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners at numerous community centers, libraries, private preschools, and parks throughout Encinitas and Carlsbad.
She strongly believes in the benefits of teaching children a second (or even third) language as early as possible. Studies have shown that being multilingual actually changes your brain structure, improving one’s memory, expanding empathic pathways, as well as bettering one’s information processing and multitasking skills. It’s been shown that very young children can acquire several languages at once without confusion.
By exposing your child to a different language at an early age, you tap their natural potential to learn languages and hear the difference in language sounds and accents. It will also grow your child’s perspective to learn about other cultures.
Research has shown that bilinguals tend to be more creative thinkers than those who speak one language and that their brain functions may stay sharper as they age.
Children who learn a second language at an early age:
- Learn easily, rapidly, and without an accent
- Have better problem-solving skills
- Have better critical thinking skills
- Have better flexibility of mind
- Have enhanced memory
- Have better multi-tasking abilities
- Have better academic performance
- Have an appreciation for other cultures and increased empathetic capacity
- It’s never too late to start!