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Ask an Expert: When Should My Child Learn to Read a Second Language?

During the past weeks we’ve been dedicating some time to the topic of reading to bilingual kids.  Last week we launched our new monthly series ReadMe where we’ll showcase a bilingual/Spanish children’s book and author.  We also posted an article sent to us by Deanna Lyles (www.BilingualReaders.com) titled “Raising Bilingual Readers:  The Art of Reading to Children in a Bilingual Home.” We highly recommend reading to your children as a language motivator and we’ll continue to explore this topic withRead More ...

Ask an Expert::Should I Speak in Spanish to my Child if I’m not Fluent?

Welcome back to another Monday of Ask an Expert-our very popular weekly series where you get to have your questions answered by one of the outstanding experts on bilingual matters that have joined the SpanglishBaby panel. We welcome any and all questions you might have regarding bilingual and cultural matters.  The experts are well-known educators, speech therapists, authors and researchers specializing in bilingualism and culture.  Learn more about them and send us your questions here.  Why would you pass upRead More ...

Ask an Expert::Will my daughter be hurt by “negative” Spanish terms of endearment?

Today’s question to Ask an Expert was sent by a SpanglishBaby reader that has asked to remain anonymous to avoid any family conflict.  We really appreciate her writing to us about her concern since we can bet its cultural relevance will resonate with many. Lori Langer de Ramirez is the expert on our panel whose areas of research and curriculum development are multicultural and diversity education, folktales in the language classroom and technology in language teaching. We feel her experienceRead More ...

OPOL Week–Ask an Expert: How do I Prevent My Son from Feeling Self-Conscious?

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner: KATHLEEN. Remember you can still enter for another chance every day this week. As our week-long series dedicated exclusively to exploring the OPOL method continues, we’re happy to present you with our popular Ask an Expert Q&A. If you read yesterday’s post, you know we already had one knowledgeable expert on the subject of OPOL share her helpful tips and recommendations with us. Today is no different. You don’t know howRead More ...

Ask an Expert::Will a Language Immersion Program Work for Us?

As we saw last week in this controversial video aired by NBC, there are still so many questions and misconceptions regarding the advantages of bilingual education, specifically about dual-language immersion programs.  A few months ago we wrote a series of articles with the goal to breakdown the main points we should all know about bilingual education.  They truly are Must Reads. One of the most helpful and resourceful experts we met while doing research for these articles on language immersionRead More ...

Ask an Expert: My daughter can’t roll her R’s.

Today’s Ask an Expert question was sent in by one of our fellow Mamás Blogueras, Tati from Wanna Jugar With migo.  She´s concerned about her daughter having a hard time rolling her R´s. ...

Ask an Expert: My Son Stopped Speaking Spanish

The weekly series Ask an Expert has turned out to be one of the most popular categories in SpanglishBaby. We´re still humbled and in awe of the amazing panel of professional bilingual experts we´ve managed to put together to answer your questions once a week. We invite you to click on the Ask an Expert tab in the navigation menu to meet the panel, to learn more about their area of expertise and to send us your question. ...

You Are Experts, too: Is it Too Late To Learn Spanish?

We haven’t done this in a while, so we figured this would be as good a time as any… One of our readers has a question and we’re sure many of you would be able to help… Even though she is not a mami yet, her fiance and her have started thinking about raising their future children bilingual and she has been wondering about a few things. ¡Vamos a ayudarla! ...

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