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#BilingualKids Video of the Week: La Historia de Thanksgiving

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Semillitas Channel on YouTube has a short and fun animated video in Spanish to teach kids a bit about the history of Thanksgiving. ¡Que lo disfruten! For more videos in Spanish about Thanksgiving, check out our Thanksgiving para Niños playlist on YouTube. ...

Gwyneth Paltrow Raises Bilingual Kids and We Say ¡Bravo!

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I have a Google Alert set up with the keywords “Spanish for Children” to monitor that trend for fodder for my posts about raising bilingual kids here and on SpanglishBaby. Yesterday’s email alert was flooded with headlines about Gwyneth Paltrow “urging” and even “forcing” her kids to speak Spanish to her. The gossip headlines ranged from the factual to the sensational. Of course, I quickly started clicking on all of these because I confess to adore Gwyneth for all theRead 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 ...

Día de Muertos Celebration in Los Angeles {Video}

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Toyota. As always, all opinions and stories are our own. bitly.com/gplegal It’s been almost a month since we celebrated Día de Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, but my husband finally got around to editing this video and I wanted to share it with all of you! My girl and I got dressed up and had some fun taking pictures from inside our Toyota Prius V while my husband drove usRead More ...

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Code-Switching if Your Kids are Bilingual

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We often get asked about using the word Spanglish as part of our blog’s name. I’m sure it has to do with the negative connotation the word has. You see, a lot of people assume that those of us who use Spanglish do it because we don’t know either language well enough when, in reality, the exact opposite is true. Our definition of Spanglish is the ability to go back and forth between languages effortlessly because we can. One ofRead More ...

Make a Gratitude Alphabet in Spanish

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My kids enjoyed doing these gratitude cards so much, that I figured they would love working on another craft for Thanksgiving that would be all about being thankful. This time around, I asked them to help me put together a gratitude alphabet in Spanish. There are different ways to do something like this, but we went the sketchbook route where each letter gets its own page with a corresponding image on the opposite one. I particularly wanted to do thisRead More ...

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