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 SpanglishBaby.com and LatinaBloggersConnect.com, 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.

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Twitter: @laflowers

Pachamama Day aka Earth Day

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No words, just this song by Andrea Echeverri–a true Pachamama connector–and los Aterciopelados. Bondad Espiritualidad Honrad a la pachamama Beldad Universal Cósmica Bondad Majestad Honrad a la pachamama In English: Kindness Spirituality Honor the pachamama (mother earth) Beauty Universal Cosmic Kindness Majesty Honor the pachamama (mother earth) How do you honor Mother Earth on her day? ...

African Cats (Printable Activity!)

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Lions and cheetahs are the stars of Disneynature’s third release, a new film which takes place on the real African savanna and comes in time to celebrate Earth Day  (April 22). Narrated by Oscar-nominated Samuel L. Jackson, African Cats is a true story featuring Mara, a growing cub, Sita the mother cheetah to five mischievous newborns, and Fang the lion who must protect his family from rivals. During the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds fromRead More ...

PBS Embracing Bilingualism With New Web Series

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These are exciting times for parents looking for resources to teach Spanish to their children. More and more major media companies are venturing into creating content suited to the needs of Spanish-language learners. They are most likely paying attention to the fact that one out of four children in the U.S. are Latinos and Spanish is the second most spoken language in this country. (In fact, the U.S. only trails Mexico as the country where the most Spanish-speakers reside inRead More ...

Mi Conejito {Printable Activity Sheet with Song}

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Objective: to use TPR (total physical response) to teach Easter vocabulary in Spanish. To encourage children to be creative and imaginative, using movement and word association while developing their bilingual skills. 1.  Create Las Orejas del Conejo (Bunny Ears) You will need: Construction paper, crayons/markers, glue or staples To make ears: Cut a piece of construction paper that will fit around your child’s head. Cut out 2 large rabbit ears. Encourage children to decorate ears. Attach ears to back ofRead More ...

SpanglishBaby Interviewed on Vme’s TuBebe

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Vme TuBebe

We will always jump at the chance to be invited to talk about our favorite topic of all times:  Raising bilingual and bicultural kids and the rewards and challenges that come with it. One of our constant partners and promoters is Vme TV.  We have been organically writing about Vme ever since we launched, even before they believed enough in us and you to sponsor SpanglishBaby, because we´ve always believed they have the best free educational programming for Spanish-speaking kids.Read More ...

¡Felices Pascuas! {Printable Greeting Cards}

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  Easter Sunday, known as Domingo de Pascua in Spanish-speaking countries, falls on April 24 this year.  While many of us are getting ready to decorate eggs and fill up baskets with treats and other pastel-colored goodies, you can add to the list to print these adorable ¡Felices Pascuas! greeting cards that our amigas over at Viva Greetings created just for you. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VIVA GREETING’S ¡FELICES PASCUAS¡ PRINTABLE CARDS ...

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