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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.

Little Pim Spanish iPad App

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 Little Pim, the cute panda who teaches foreign languages, is one of our favorite characters for Spanish-language education. We have reviewed several Little Pim resources in the past, including the Word Bag app. This PBS Kids iPad app, Little Pim Spanish, follows with the award-winning quality of other PBS Kids products. It is a simple, effective way for preschoolers to learn new vocabulary – 60 words and phrases, in fact. Aimed at English-dominant children who are learning Spanish, Little PimRead More ...

Waiting in Line As Latinos Change America

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On this Election Day, I am pondering how much America is changing and how much it is changing me. The earliest recollection I have of the political process is the 1992 election in which Ross Perot ran for president. I was 6 years old. This was long before I had an overwhelming cultural awareness, and certainly before I spoke Spanish. Twenty years ago, this country was not plagued with worry about how well the government would represent Latinos, and hearingRead More ...

Learn New Vocab with Play & Learn Spanish iPad App

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Since we’ve been sharing so many kid-centered apps with you lately, I thought it was time to find one that’s more versatile – for intermediate Spanish learners of all ages. Play & Learn Spanish HD from Selectsoft Publishing is an iPad app that packs a serious learning punch. Use different scenes, such as the classroom or city streets, or choose categories, like numbers and body anatomy, to see and hear the corresponding common Spanish vocabulary. Each time you tap an itemRead More ...

Books & Libros: Halloween!

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Even if you don’t engage in trick-or-treating or frequent a haunted house, you can’t escape the Halloween madness at this time of year. While your kids are planning their disfraces, why not add to the holiday fun with some spooky bedtime stories? Here are some fun – and not TOO spooky – Spanish titles to get you and your little ones in the spirit of Halloween. Click on the individual links or browse them all in La Tiendita. Un FiascoRead More ...

New Pocoyó Bilingual App!

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  Who doesn’t love Pocoyó?….. That’s right: that would be impossible. The cutest little guy in a blue hat has a new interactive storybook to share with you and your kids. Las Mil Puertas is an adorable app that makes a Pocoyó episode come alive. All of our favorite characters – Elly, Pajarito, and the hilarious Pato – show up in this story about the mysterious doors that always have something different behind them. Pato jumps into one of theRead More ...

Books & Libros: All About El Otoño/Fall

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The season of pumpkins, beautiful leaves and cooler weather has arrived again. Natural changes are a great opportunity to teach our kids about cultural traditions and holidays, as well as the science of the season. As per usual, we think these discussions should take place in Spanish! If you need some encouragement and a way to show your children what el otoño is all about, consider adding some of the following books to your home library. Click on the individualRead More ...

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