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About: Chelsea

Chelsea Torres is SpanglishBaby’s Book Editor and a regular contributor. She is not a native Spanish speaker, but is raising her Latino son to be bilingual. A graduate of Rollins College, Chelsea lives in Orlando with her blended family.

Multilingual Christmas App: Pango en Navidad

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You might remember Pango, the adorable blue raccoon, from our previous review of Pango Imaginary Car. Developer Studio Pango has just released a cute seasonal app which is, best of all, multilingual. Pango Christmas 2013 is a fun way to keep kids excited about the upcoming holiday. In this app, Pango is getting ready for Christmas with his animal friends. They are setting up the wreath, building a snowman, and staying warm by the fire while they participate in other traditionalRead More ...

Bilingual Science iPad App

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The Adventures of Alex: Electricity is a new iPad app available in English and Spanish. It’s an educational ebook with a funny twist at the end. Alex is a curious little boy who wonders where power comes from. Learn what types of devices around your house require electricity by tapping each object on the pages. Then, go with Alex as he follows the power lines to find out where they begin. Alex travels for miles with his dog to investigateRead More ...

Multilingual Creative Shape Learning App

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WiseKids, a unique app developer with a refreshingly global outlook, is launching its latest multilingual app: Shape the Village. With this app, kids can be creatively stimulated while learning about círculos, triángulos y cuadrados. There are 16 different corners of the “village” to visit and manipulate shapes. Like all the apps from WiseKids, this one has narration options in 8 languages, including English and Spanish. It’s true that the music is cute and graphics are adorable, but this app wasRead More ...

Is Language Enough When Raising Bicultural Kids?

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The arrival of the newest member of our family is on the horizon, and I have anxieties just like any expecting mom. However, most of mine have nothing to do with balancing time with each kid, getting through sleepless nights, or making sure the baby is eating well. Strangely, I am most concerned about culture. Although my son and stepdaughters can be considered bilingual, I am not sure they could accurately be called bicultural. My husband’s family expresses Salvadoran andRead More ...

New Spanish eBook From PlayTales: Teha el Viento {Giveaway}

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I am excited to share another fantastic PlayTales ebook with you. We have reviewed several PlayTales stories recently, and I can once again say with certainty that the PlayTales app is one of the most worthwhile digital investments you can make. The interactive stories are diverse and appropriate for a range of ages, and they are constantly releasing new ones. Teha el Viento is a beautiful story about a wind girl who lives in the clouds and loves to practiceRead More ...

Haunted House 3D Pop-Up Book Multilingual Halloween App

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We are big fans of StoryToys apps, since they offer such a great mix of game play and reading. The new Haunted House 3D Pop-Up Activity Book app is no exception. It’s a wonderfully creepy ebook with 8 pop-up scenes that require some sort of action. From tickling monsters to decorating jack-o-lanterns, the activities leave no Halloween creatures out. Like other StoryToys apps, this one is available in 4 languages: English, French, German, and Spanish. The narration is professional andRead More ...

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