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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.

Color the Cartoon: Multilingual Coloring App

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Color the Cartoon: Farm is a fun interactive app for toddlers. It’s an easy-to-use virtual coloring book. Learn the words for each farm animal as a cute gatito walks through the farm in search of the cow and her milk. Each time the kitten reaches a new animal, you must “color” it in to activate it. The kitten has a conversation with each animal and then continues on his way. On each screen, kids can also look for hidden background objects,Read More ...

I’m Expecting Another SpanglishBaby

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As I get ready to send my 5-year-old boy to kindergarten, I also get to start the journey over again….with a new baby! I’m currently 11 weeks pregnant (due right around Christmas!), and couldn’t be more excited to welcome a sweet SpanglishBaby into our home. This will be our fourth child in total, but our first child together. I feel fully prepared for the pregnancy and birth itself, but as we all know, having a newborn in the house bringsRead More ...

JamTok Popular Spanish Music App

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While many of the fun Spanish apps out there are for toddlers and young children, every now and then we come across one that’s just as entertaining for older kids or adults. Learn Spanish with JamTok! is a cool app that uses popular songs (from artists such as Bruno Mars and Carlos Santana) to teach you new Spanish vocabulary. For each song, you can change the language from English to Spanish, or see both. Once you’ve previewed the song andRead More ...

The Pandas & Boom: Kids’ Digital App Series Release

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Today, I’m happy to bring you a SpanglishBaby exclusive: a first look at a brand new digital Spanish series for kids, The Pandas & Boom, created by the developers of the NARR8 app. If you haven’t heard of NARR8, a Netflix-like platform for interactive stories and digital series, this app could become a new adventure for your family. With a wide variety of animated stories and comics in a variety of genres, NARR8 is a unique and endless source ofRead More ...

Babybug Spanish Magazine App

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Instead of searching through your home library for a different story to read to your baby every day, consider using virtual magazine Babybug en español to provide some variety. Babybug is a bimonthly publication full of interactive short stories, nursery rhymes, and coloring activities. Flip through each story vertically or slide horizontally to see the next page in the magazine. Each story or rhyme includes audio, and some even have real-life video. Infants and toddlers will enjoy touching the screenRead More ...

Spanish Word Game iPad App for Toddlers

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Sometimes, the simplest apps are the best for language reinforcement. A new app from emerging developer Tiny Factory, Bilingual Child Bubbles Word Game is an entertaining and straightforward way to keep toddlers interested in Spanish. In each of 10 categories, including La Escuela, Los Números, and Los Medios de Transporte, pictures float around in bubbles on the screen and you must tap the one that matches the word being spoken by the character, Carlos. While the bubbles aren’t moving tooRead More ...

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