Bilingual is Better

About: Ana Flores

Ana L. Flores is co-founder of SpanglishBaby and co-author of the book, "Bilingual is Better." A bicultural and bilingual mom who is committed to holding on to her heritage, for over 15 years she's been dedicated to creating content by and for Latinos in the U.S. and in Latin America. Now, through and, her boutique agency connecting brands to Latina bloggers, she is living her dream of being a self-motivated entrepreneur and sharing the stories and resources which matter the most to her. Su casa is now in L.A. where family traditions from Mexico, El Salvador, the Netherlands and the U.S. are dearly embraced...en español.

Twitter: @laflowers

Summer Lessons and Activities to Keep Kids Involved in Learning

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I’m so excited to share this video project I was hired to host for eHow on their Mom channel. We shot a total of 10 videos all under the main theme of Get Involved. As a mom raising a bilingual and bicultural child, I’m well aware of how important it is for us to be completely involved in how and what our children are learning. Everything from the music and apps we choose for them, to making sure the DVD isRead More ...

Dual Language Immersion and Bilingual Education Schools {Video}

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Just found this great video on the Great Schools YouTube channel that in very simple terms lays out the basics of dual language immersion programs and bilingual schools. Just love the drawings! ...

Lessons Learned at the Netflix Headquarters: They Do Have Content for Kids in Spanish!

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One of the fascinating things Roxana and I get to do as co-founders of this site is to work closely with many household-name brands that are interested in learning more about what the Latina moms (and, yes, dads too!) really want and how their products or services can better serve our needs. Of course, I usually sound like a broken record because I invariably always bring up the topic of the need for more Spanish-language books, movies, TV shows, etcRead More ...

#BilingualKids Video of the Week: CuentaCuentos de Salvat

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If you grew up in Spain or Latin America in the 1980′s you might remember a series of books and tapes with stories and songs called CuentaCuentos de Salvat. It was a collection of songs, classic stories and fábulas that were narrated by actors and master storytellers. Some time ago one of our readers left a comment on our Facebook page with a YouTube link to a channel with all of these CuentaCuentos in a digitized version. Turns out aRead More ...

A Journey Into Imagination with Disneyland’s ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’

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This post is sponsored by Disney Story. To find out more about this brand-new story-creation app – and how it puts the power of storytelling in your hands – click here. I felt like a very lucky woman last week when I got a chance to be among the members of the media to preview “Mickey and the Magical Map,” Disneyland’s newest musical, dance and animation spectacle. It was amazing to see the technological innovations Disney imagineers created with theRead More ...

Enjoying a Rare Treat: A “Me” Day

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Disclosure: I have received a Toyota Prius V to drive for one year. No monetary compensation has been received. All opinions are my own. Read more here: Last Sunday I got a very, very rare treat: a day all to myself in my own city. I seriously can’t remember the last time it happened that both my daughter and my husband were gone and it wasn’t because they were giving me alone time to work on our book orRead More ...

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