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Early Lingo Spanish DVD Set {Giveaway}

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With the summer quickly approaching, I know that I, for one, am trying to collect quality DVDs for my son to watch so that I don’t feel quite so bad about plopping him in front of Netflix whenever the afternoon thunderstorms hit. The best kind of show/movie is one that is secretly educational! While I love being able to turn on my son’s favorite animated films in Spanish, he needs something fresh and interesting. Early Lingo’s Spanish DVD Set  providesRead More ...

Four Spanish Apps for Preschoolers

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Finding one great educational Spanish app is exciting enough, but discovering FOUR that go together? ¡Fantástico! TribalNova’s educational program Aprendes Con has recently launched with four diverse apps for preschoolers: Aprendes Con Boing: Planeta Boing Aprendes Con Boing: ¡Aventuras en la sábana! Aprendes Con Poko: ¡Contar y sumar! Aprendes Con Bo: ¡La alimentación! By the developers of PBS Kids Play!, these apps challenge kids with math skills (counting and basic adding), science (particularly nutrition), language, and following directions. Kids alsoRead More ...

Para Tí, Mamá

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One of the toughest things about living many borders away from my family is not getting the chance to create more loving memories with mi mamá. Not only the memories I want for myself now that I am more mature and also a mom, but those I want my girl to have of her Abuela. I have to admit there’s also a feeling of guilt embedded in me for not having outwardly expressed to my mom just how much IRead More ...

Because Every Mami Deserves a Break!

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When I was young, and still lived back in Peru, whenever anyone in my family traveled to the United States, I used to ask for two things: bags of Kit Kat and teen magazines. My love for these delicious chocolate wafers only grew once we moved to Miami and I could get my fill as often as I pleased. I think the main reason why I love Kit Kat so much is because they’re not super sweet or full ofRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — May 3

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Will Spanish Thrive or Decline in the U.S.? from NPR’s new blog Code Switch — Our contributor Chelsea touched upon the points made in this article regarding the future of Spanish in the U.S. Check it out and let us know if you agree. Cinco de Mayo No Hecho en México, Actually from The Wall Street Journal — Another take on the future of Spanish in the United States from the authors of the forthcoming book “The Story of Spanish” (whichRead More ...

Care Cards: De Mamá a Mamá

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with JOHNSON’S Baby. As always, all opinions are my own. A little bit over 22 years ago I left El Salvador, the country that holds the stories of my childhood, to attend college in the U.S. Back then my decision was full of hope for a future that was wide open and full of infinite possibilities. I left behind the comfort of a home where all my physical needs were covered, asRead More ...

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