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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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Video of the Week: Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure

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We’re definitely in the holiday spirit by now! And Dora is sure not one to be left behind. Check out this super cute video of our favorite animated Latina singing about La Noche Buena. Great way to introduce to your younger children this phrase that means Christmas Eve in Spanish. The video is part of Nickelodeon’s new Dora the Explorer prime time special “Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure” which premieres this Sunday, Dec. 6th at 8pm (ET/PT). The song itself isRead More ...

Dora celebrates la Noche Buena

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Our amiga Dora has gotten herself and her friends into yet another adventure.  This time she volunteers to take Swiper off Santa’s naughty list by showing him the real spirit of la Navidad is giving, not taking away, or “swiping”, in his case.  To accomplish this, they take him to revisit the Swiper of Christmas past, present and future.  A classic holiday tale, told Dora-style. The first clip I saw of this Nickelodeon primetime special, “Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure”, wasRead More ...

Video of the Week: Santa Buddies

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The 2009 Holiday season has officially begun and the conversation with children during this time is all about Santa Claus.  My girl is only two, so this is the first year she’s uderstanding the concept. Her first introduction to the man from the North Pole was with this new Disney movie that came out this week:  Santa Buddies-The Legend of Santa Paws. It’s basically the classic Christmas story but this one features the Buddies-those adorable and super popular talking puppies. Read More ...

Ask an Expert: Will a Spanish Immersion Education Work for Us?

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This post was originally published on June 22nd, 2009. One of the most helpful and resourceful experts we met while doing research for these articles on language immersion programs was Cristina Aguilar Allen. She is the Dual Immersion Facilitator for the Glendale (California) Unified School District’s Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) which offers elementary language programs in Spanish, Korean, Italian, German and Armenian. Cristina has 25 years of experience as a Spanish bilingual teacher and a Master’s Degree inRead More ...

Santa Buddies are coming to town

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Puppies, Santa Claus and Christmas, what more do I need to say?  Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws, Disney´s newest Blu-ray and DVD title that releases today, perfectly combines these magical elements to bring the holiday season to your home-paws and all. The Buddies-Budderball, B-Dawg, RoseBud, Buddha and MudBud-are a group of adorable talking puppies that have become world-wide famous thanks to the three previous movies they have starred in.  Santa Buddies is the fourth Buddies film and theRead More ...

Your Story: Jeannette Kaplun and her Bi-cultural Family

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Last Saturday, Univisión premiered the second season of the Emmy nominated, family show “¡Viva La Familia! de Todobebé.”  If you´ve never had the chance to watch it-it airs every Saturday at noon/11am Central-you´re missing a very entertaining, heart-warming, star-studded and informative show in Spanish for the whole family. It’s hosted by two beautiful mamás: famous Mexican actress Aracely Arámbula and renowned parenting author, bilingual mother of two and founder of Todobebé, Jeannette Kaplún. I´ve been lucky enough to meet JeannetteRead More ...

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