Today we’d like to introduce you to Paulina Sterrett and Alejandra Witherspoon.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Paulina and Alejandra. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
We are two sisters with a passion for bilingualism. We were born in Mexico and came to the United States in 1992. Our first language is Spanish, but we attended an all English speaking school. Thankfully, our parents pushed us to practice Spanish at home. As we grew up, we began to see the importance of being bilingual and knowing two languages in today’s culture.
Now, we both teach our children Spanish at home and intentionally pursue our children to be bilingual.
The main question we receive from our friends is, “How can I teach my children Spanish?” and comments, such as, “I wish my children knew Spanish!” We loved giving our friends tips and tricks on exposing their children to the Spanish language – even though they, themselves, cannot speak it. This is when Spanish Seeds was born.
We hope Spanish Seeds provides families with adequate resources to expose their children to Spanish and create bilingual brains.
Has it been a smooth road?
Our challenge has been getting the word out. We know people want their children to be bilingual. This is one of the highest wanted traits. We know it is a need, and that is why we created the Spanish Seeds Box. Our biggest obstacle has been navigating the social media world and getting our name and purpose out there!
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Our boxes include three parts: Aprende (learn), Juega y Crea (play and create) and Leer (read). All three parts have been designed around a theme for the month and with non-Spanish speaking parents in mind. We include QR codes that take you directly to us pronouncing everything in the box and English support in writing. We have put in a lot of support and different resources so anyone can use it.
Box Plan: A guide for parents.
Conversation Stem Cards: Parents are encouraged to utilize these as conversation starters throughout the activities and their day.
Vocabulary Cards: Spanish/ English Vocabulary picture cards to refer to during all activities.
Book: A book to go along with the theme. Families are encouraged to read this together throughout the month and have conversations based on the book.
Juega y Crea (PLAY & CREATE)
Game: You will receive a game to practice the new vocabulary.
Creative Activity: Your child can create something fun to help them practice and internalize the vocabulary! Online Community With your box, you have access to the online community and access to videos.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes, this is perfect for children ages three to eight! Parents need to start Spanish young. We live in an area where we are surrounded by Spanish. Our children are around the language and would benefit by being bilingual.
- $35 a box
- Website: Www.SpanishSeedsBox.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Www.instagram.com/spanishseedsbox
- Facebook: Www.facebook.com/spanishseedsbox
Picture with us with kids: Dwell Coffee Shop