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

Video of the Week + GIVEAWAY: Habla Blah Blah

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This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winners:  Laureen & Middy06.  Thanks to all who entered. Today’s video of the week is an animated version of the popular song “Un elefante se balanceaba”.  This is one song I can bet we’ve all sang to our chiquitos several times. This version is simply titled  “Los Elefantes” and is part of the Habla blah blah Volume Dos CD. What is Habla Blah Blah? Habla blah blah music and classes are aRead More ...

Lucas Gabriel Ginestra

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Parents’ names: Anthony Gabriel Ginestra & Andrea María Urioste City:  Flushing, New York Age: 5 months (3 months in the picture) Languages spoken at home: Spanish Lucas responds to his family and friends with noises in either language. Being bilingual will also prepare him for our first visit to Uruguay were he’ll have the opportunity to meet his cousins and extended family and be able to understand them. ———— Send us a picture of Your SpanglishBaby and we´ll feature him/herRead More ...

Five Ways to Boost the Minority Language Outside the Home

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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. ...


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Oh, what a great week!  Our dream of a blog to bring together parents raising bilingual kids finally came true and we couldn’t be happier with the welcome we’ve had. It truly makes our day to read your comments.  We’re inspired by the stories so many of you have opened up to share with all of us;  we’re taking down very good notes for future posts from your suggestions;  and we’re ecstatic about the amount of subscribers and emails we’veRead More ...

Video of the Week|Pocoyó

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Basically, every expert on the subject agrees that if you want your child to learn a new  language, just exposing them to “educational” media in that language won’t-on its own-increase their chances of learning it. For maximum language absorption, children need to be actively involved with caregivers, family and/or friends who verbally interact with them through play and daily activities. ...

This isn’t as easy as I thought…

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Why is it that even though you’ve read tons of books and sites on the subject, and have freakishly asked all your friends-who already went through it-for advice and have been reassured that it’s totally normal, you still panic when it starts happening to you? OK, here’s the issue: my daughter, Camila, started going to daycare last November for two days a week. She was 15 months at the time. Until then, her primary source of language-learning was at homeRead More ...

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