For the last few months, we’ve been unpacking character and cognitive skills through your student’s language journey. If you’ve missed our past newsletters take a look at Courage or Resilience to read more!
Focus refers to attention and involves being alert and “orienting.” Orienting refers to the ability to focus one’s attention on the specific tasks that will help them accomplish whatever their goal is. Concentration is also a big part of focus as children get older. (1)
Learning a new language requires an intensive amount of focus. Certainly, it is one of the most important traits in a child’s growth development to achieve personal and academic success. For this reason, we encourage our students to be immersed in Spanish 100% of the time during class. Staying focused drives success and we become bilingual!
The Society for Neuroscience identifies cognitive benefits of second and third language learning, including greater focus on tasks and the ability to tune out distractions (as compared to monolingual children), and stronger working memory, as well as greater gray matter and brain connections. To learn more see, The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual.
Sombrero Time was founded in 2008 by Ruth and David Finsthwait, holding the first classes in their garage with their own children, along with their friends and the neighborhood kids–all from a desire to teach the life-changing difference learning a second language makes. As a thought leader, Ruth speaks at conferences and workshops, sharing her philosophy and practical lessons for second language acquisition. Both Dave and Ruth are passionate to serve their staff and the parents and children of the Sombrero Time community.
Toll Free: 844-400-8448
Attendance: (916) 249-8235 Ext. 3: Granite Bay Ext. 4: Sierra Elementary
9719 Village Center Drive, Suite 125, Granite Bay, CA 95746
The Sombrero Time education facility is located in the Treelake subdivision of Granite Bay, less than a mile from Granite Bay High, Ridgeview and Oakhills Elementary Schools. Drop by anytime to meet our teachers and observe a class in session.
We are next to Any Time Fitness and Dolce Vita Day Spa in the Tree Lake Village Center.
WHY THE SOMBRERO?
Hard Work and Celebration
Hard work and celebration are integral to many Spanish-speaking cultures, and we seek to honor the richness of these many diverse cultures around the world, teaching our industrious children to celebrate a job well done!