Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Comment on Tortilla Española Recipe Video

¡Saludos a todos!

For those who are subscribers to my Spanish Discovery Time! e-newsletter, I just sent out my very own video recipe on como hacer tortilla española. This is the first recipe video of many that I plan to do with my girls.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Let's Play Chess - Juguemos al ajedrez

Let's Play Chess - Juguemos al ajedrez

This summer my girls (ages 7, 5, 5) are learning to play chess with their dad. He's tried to get them into the game for about a year, but now they're really into the pieces and how they move. They play Chessmaster on Playstation 2 and are actually having fun doing the tutorials.

They were able to visit a chess club once at a local library before the club closed for the summer. My husband was impressed with how the chessmaster (that's what the girls called him) there was able to keep Jaida focused. And then when they played at home, he was thrilled that she was using what she learned on him.

And of course, I seized this chess learning opportunity to weave in Spanish.

Beginner's Chess Terms in English/Spanish

- el ajedrez

chess board
- el tablero de ajedrez

chess pieces - piezas de ajedrez
- el rey

- la reina

- el caballo

bishop - el alfil
rook - el roque
- el peón

- el jaque mate

Visit here for more (advanced) chess terminology in English/Spanish