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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

Video of the Week + GIVEAWAY: Bienvenidos a LazyTown

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Few shows have the ability to get you up and running like LazyTown can.  And that´s the whole point.  The high energy that comes from the music, the colors and the adrenaline-filled pace of the show can be addictive for little girls and boys. The friends at V-me sent me a dvd of the Spanish-language version of LazyTown´s first episode “Bienvenidos a LazyTown” to watch and review.  My girl, now 2 1/2 years, happily gave up her normally scheduled doseRead More ...

Video of the Week: El Día de San Valentín

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Valentine´s Day is the day to tell our friends and family how much they are loved.  We are always full of love for this community of parents raising bilingual children and for the love and support you always show us. In Spanish-speaking countries,Valentine´s Day is called either El Día de San  Valentín or El Día del  Amor y la Amistad. This week´s video is from one of the favorite characters in our household:  Caillou, learning about El  Día de  SanRead More ...

Starting a Spanish Language Storytime

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My girl is finally at an age (2.6) where she can manage to sit still long enough to be read a book.  I was always jealous of moms who could sit with their baby or toddler and go through a book without having it fly across the room or be torn, chewed on or otherwise destroyed.  We couldn´t even really enjoy storytime at our local libraries because there was just no sitting still for Camila.  Running, screaming, snacks in theRead More ...

Video of the Week: Global Wonders: Mexico

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We´ve written about Global Wonders, the multi-cultural children’s DVD/CD series before, but we just had to feature another one of their videos.  This is an excerpt of their Mexico DVD where the kids are learning about Mexican “heroes.” Of course, there’s a masked luchador in the mix! Global Wonders:  México “Wall of Heroes” ...

Raising Bilingual Children in a Digital Nation

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Last week I was lucky enough to receive an invitation from PBS inviting me to join a group of Los Angeles mom bloggers to meet the producers of Digital Nation– the newest Frontline documentary to air on Feb. 2, 2010 that explores how technology affects the way we live.  They were eager to meet with us to hear our thoughts on how the explosion of digital media is affecting our children’s life and the way we, as a family, interact.Read More ...

Video of the Week: Sid el Niño Científico

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It’s extremely gratifying when I get word that a respected brand and/or company has taken the decision to create materials which are relevant to our Spanish-English bilingual children. It’s one more step towards creating the awareness that our children are growing up in a global and diverse community with its own set of needs. That’s why I was excited to find out that KCET, local public TV station for Central and Southern California, and The Jim Henson Company have teamedRead More ...

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