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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 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

Let's play piñata!

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Creativity, culture, imagination and fun all in one little kit. I wished I would have found these make-your-own-piñata kits when my girl turned two.  Since she´s terrified of basically all types of piñatas after she witnessed the destruction of a Dora-shaped one, this one would have been a perfect way to involve her in the process and maybe that way she would have been more receptive to the idea. We could have picked the shape she wanted from the elephant,Read More ...

Video of the Week::Ice Age 3

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When we watch movies at home with our girl, we have one rule:  movies in Spanish.  I´m always looking for DVDs that offer the Spanish language track and I especially love those that invest in hiring great and recognizable Latin American actors to dub the voices.  A lot of the times the Spanish version is even funnier than the original! Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs is one of those films. The Spanish version contains an all-star cast that includesRead More ...

Playful language learning online

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As much as we´d like to avoid technology and fill our kids’ days with pure and natural activities, the reality is they are growing up in a different era where well-balanced technological skills are a necessity.  Why not offer  your child some fun and educational computer play while learning some words and phrases in Spanish at the same time?  Win-win! Go Go Lingo is a new on-line language game that uses animated games and a fun “playful immersion method” toRead More ...

Little Pim has fun with languages

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I just had another of those reality check moments that happen way too often once you become a mom.  I honestly thought my daughter would be bored by watching the Little Pim Spanish Eating and Drinking DVD we were sent because, well, she already understands Spanish since it´s the only language she hears at home.  If you visit our sister site, SpanglishBaby, you already know we´re raising her bilingually with what´s known as the minority language at home method. IRead More ...

Jose Luis Orozco::Preserving our Hispanic Heritage through Music + Songs

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Hispanic Heritage Month was created to honor the many contributions made by Latinos in our country.  It was a no-brainer, then, for us to recognize José Luis Orozco, a man who for 39 years now has been relentlessly focused on preserving our rich cultural identity through songs and music for children, while at the same time exposing a wider audience to the heritage of the Spanish-speaking world. His name is very familiar and well-respected amongs educators, especially with bilingual (Spanish/English)Read More ...

Dora says: ¡Vamos a Bailar!

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My girl’s favorite phrase lately (said in a very dictator-like tone) is “¡A bailar!”  She manages to get us all dancing on cue and on the spot.  So you can imagine her bliss when she opened the huge Fisher Price box to discover her sorpresa:  a brand new Dance With Me Dora!  Her glee turned into euphoria as soon as she pressed the crystal on Dora’s necklace and the first words out of the doll’s mouth were “¡Vamos a bailar!”Read More ...

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