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SpanglishBaby Dads: Thanks to All the Dads Who Keep Spanish Alive at Home

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Editor’s note: We’re spending this week celebrating dads raising bilingual kids with guest posts written by them in honor of Father’s Day. We love having the dad’s perspective and hope this series encourages other papis to share their stories with us. Although this last post wasn’t written by a dad, it was written by a mom thanking her husband for keeping Spanish alive at home. As a “gringa” who didn’t start studying Spanish until the age of 13 and whose “road less traveled” ledRead More ...

Why Do We Teach Our Children Spanish?

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  I read with great interest the Wall Street Journal article featured in Spanglishbaby’s Week in Links regarding parents who move to China so that their children can learn and improve their language abilities. Learning another language and experiencing another culture can be a great experience for anyone, and it is especially valuable for children who tend to have an advantage at second language acquisition. The question that I was left with after reading the article was: Why Chinese? NoneRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — June 15

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It’s obvious that summer is right around the corner because it was a bit of a slow week in terms of news in the world of bilingualism. What we did find, though, is definitely worth reading: Educators once opposed raising bilingual children. Experts now say it’s beneficial from the Washington Post — The majority of the info in this article is not totally new, but I like that it’s all together in one place and written in a way that isRead More ...

Los Pasos {Download Song + Activity Sheet}

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Click here to download the song and here for the PDF with the lyrics and suggested activities. The download will automatically start as soon as you click. Check your computer´s download folder to find the files. Press the orange play button below to listen to the Los Pasos song. Los pasos by 1-2-3 Spanish Together Thanks to 1-2-3 Spanish Together–Bringing language, culture and fun together– for providing these activities and song. You can follow them on Twitter and Like their Facebook pageRead More ...

¿Dónde Estás? {Download Song + Activity Sheet}

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Click here to download both the song and a PDF with the lyrics and suggested activities. The download will automatically start as soon as you click. Check your computer´s download folder to find the files. Press the orange play button below to listen to the ¿Dónde Estás? song here. ¿Dónde estás? by 1-2-3 Spanish Together Thanks to 1-2-3 Spanish Together–Bringing language, culture and fun together– for providing these activities and song. You can follow them on Twitter and Like theirRead More ...

Raising a Bilingual Child: A Real Gift

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The following is a guest post by Carolina Gomez founder of 1-2-3 Spanish Together. We are a bicultural family living in Boston, MA. My husband is from the United States, and I am originally from Colombia where I grew up and lived for the first two-thirds of my life. We are both bilingual, and although we learned our second languages as adults, without the opportunity to learn or being exposed to a second language as children, we understand each other’sRead More ...

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