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

5 Ways to Respond When Your Child Mixes Languages

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This week my daughter and I met up with a Spanish-speaking amiga and her 3 and a half year old son.  Camila and him have a preschool, platonic-love relationship and are always looking forward to their play dates.  While at the park, my friend mentioned that the only other kid her son interacted with in Spanish is my daughter.  I thought that was a little odd since my daughter is still at a stage where she is sorting out bothRead More ...

Your SpanglishBaby: Sophia Elise Mayor

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Meet Sophia Elise Mayor, daughter of Marisela and Guillermo Mayor from Tijuana, México. Sophia Elise is two and 1/2 years and she’s already bilingual in English and Spanish. Her mamá, Marisela, tells us how being bilingual has already benefited Sophia Elise:  “We live right on the border between Mexico and the US and we have family, friends and children’s activities on both countries. Sophia is able to transition from one country to another, to one set of friends to another,Read More ...

Video of the Week: Spanish Buzz from Toy Story 3!

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Prepare yourself to fall in love with Buzz Lightyear in a whole new way!  Toy Story 3 opens today and I can honestly tell you-because my daughter and I already got to preview it-that all the raves it´s already getting touting it as the best family movie this summer are completely merited. I will go one step further and call it the best movie made with our bilingual niños in mind! Why?  Well, because Disney-Pixar came up with the brilliantRead More ...

Video of the Week: World of Color

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  There are certain words that are universal in meaning, no matter which language you speak. One of them is ‘Disney.’  Say ‘Disney’ or ‘Mickey Mouse’ to a child who speaks Spanish, German, Mandarin or any other language and her eyes will most likely light up. I know Camila has already developed a love for many things Disney, including fairies, the mouse and, now, Woody from Toy Story. She was ecstatic last week when we got invited to spend theRead More ...

A Book About Counting in English and Spanish

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Iconic British illustrator, Quentin Blake, just published a new Spanish/English bilingual book that is adorable for its simplicity: Ten Frogs/Diez Ranas. It is simply a book about counting in English and Spanish with his beautiful illustrations of animals. The book is completely unpretentious and reads like a piece of art. I recommend it for parents with babies who can sit in front of the book and just be mesmerized by the animal illustrations; for bilingual toddlers who are learning toRead More ...

Video of the Week: Wavin’ Flag

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Every four years an excellent opportunity arises to expose your children to the various cultures of the world when 32 nations unite in one country to vie for the FIFA World Cup. Starting next week on June 11th,  seven Spanish-speaking countries will be amongst the 32 qualifying teams competing in South Africa during el Mundial:  Honduras, México, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Spain. In my house we are rooting for both México and the U.S.A.  We are counting the daysRead More ...

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