Family Engagement is Easy with Little Sponges!

Little Sponges is dedicated to the enrichment of young minds through bilingual education. Being bilingual is not only a great gift, it is often a necessity to be able to thrive in today’s global community. For many young children, their entire world revolves around their school, home, and community. According to the Southwest Educational Development […]

Autumn Language Activities for Your Dual-Language Classroom

The autumn season is now in full swing! Show your students how wonderful the “season of change” can be with these fun activities, all while strengthening their bilingual language skills. Create a Cornucopia Picture With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, this crafty lesson can help your students be well prepared for the holiday […]

Language Bridging and Why Every School Should Do It!

Did you know that there are approximately five million English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States? That equals to about 1 in every 10 public school students. Due to their unique learning needs, ELLs are at risk for lower high school graduation rates, despite being just as (or more) academically capable. According to the […]

How Little Sponges Encourages Family Engagement

It is no secret that dual-language programs are cropping up in schools more than ever. After all, where there is a need, there is a solution. According to an NEA Policy Brief, by 2025 nearly 25% of students in public schools will be dual language learners (DLLs), the fastest-growing student population group. This applies to […]

5 Ways Teachers Can Create a Translanguaging Classroom

According to the Council of the Great City Schools, about half of large city school districts either have a shortage of bilingual teachers for those learning English, or will have one in the next five years. It is a big problem when there is a shortage of these teachers coupled with the fact that the […]

How Does Little Sponges® Align with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines?

Little Sponges® strives to make dual language education accessible to ALL children including children with disabilities. That is why we work hard to ensure that our educational platform and content are aligned with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. What are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines? Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 defines how to make […]