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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We´ll be back real soon

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We know we´ve been gone for a while now, and we apologize for not giving you a head´s up. SpanglishBabyFinds will be put on hold until March while we undergo a major site redesign that will merge SpanglishBaby and SpanglishBabyFinds into one amazing and über-useful site for parents raising bilingual children.  At least, we like to think so! Till then, we invite you to continue visiting us at SpanglishBaby and to sign up for our free newsletter and rss orRead More ...

5 Ways to Promote Language Learning Outside the Home

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This post was originally published on February 18, 2009. One of the biggest challenges we face in our bilingual journey is being consistent and finding ways to nurture the minority language outside the home. No matter which method your family chooses to use–OPOL (One Parent, One Language) or mL@H (Minority Language at Home)–it’s important to have resources and strategies to immerse your child in the second language in fun and playful ways. I know, for a fact, that my daughter,Read More ...

Top Holiday Finds for Multicultural Families

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Instead of bringing you another guide of cool gifts for your children (any Find featured on this site is sure to Wow!), we´ve decided to showcase our Finds of things infused with the multicultural holiday spirit.  We´ve created a short but sweet list that ranges from cards, to music, to books, to sites doing the right thing. Just a quick search on Etsy.com with the keyword “Navidad”  delivers pages full of beautiful hand-made objects reflecting the spirit en español. OneRead More ...

Video of the Week: The Princess and the Frog

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There´s no escaping all the buzz about “The Princess and the Frog,” Disney´s new animated musical that hits theaters nationwide today.  We haven’t seen it yet, but are excited to meet Princess Tiana, Disney’s first African-American heroine who lives in New Orleans’ French Quarter during the Jazz Age. It´s been a while since Disney ventured into their classic musical in 2-D hand-drawn animation they do so well.  We´ll be heading to the theaters this week for sure for the bigRead More ...

Bicultural Holiday Traditions

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Nothing like the holiday season to fill up your spirit with nostalgic memories full of aromas, tastes, colors and sounds.  Once we own up to them, those same memories are the ones that become traditions.  In our case, these memories turned traditions are a mix of the old and the new, un poco de aquí y un poco de allá. In honor of the complexity of our heritage and the constant blending of our cultures, that reaches a max duringRead More ...

Kid's music never tasted so good

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We mostly review CDs of children’s music with Spanish or bilingual lyrics, but Putumayo Kids Presents deserves a rank of its own.  The children’s and educational division of the well-known Putumayo Music CDs dedicate themselves to the mission of introducing cultures to kids through the art of music. And they do it very well. As a parent raising a bilingual and bicultural child, I appreciate companies that create materials that reach out to to this generation of global citizens. IRead More ...

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