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Chelsea Torres is SpanglishBaby’s Book Editor and a regular contributor. She is not a native Spanish speaker, but is raising her Latino son to be bilingual. A graduate of Rollins College, Chelsea lives in Orlando with her blended family.

Tiempo Mio Bilingual Day Planner {Giveaway}

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We may be used to bilingual versions of books and movies, but most of us don’t think about products for managing our time bilingually. The moms at Dotmine Day Planners did, and they created this amazing Tiempo Mio day planner to help you do just that. With the months and days in both Spanish and English and a cute cover design, the “El Partido” planner is at once beautiful and useful. The most unique thing about all Dotmine planners isRead More ...

We Need to Become More Accepting of All Cultures

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When I watched Ana and Roxana’s interview with Jorge Ramos of Univision last week, I was struck by an irony. Roxana spoke about the fact that the Latino community used to be all for assimilation, thus interested in teaching their kids to be as American as possible, which meant speaking English only (or at least more than Spanish). As evidenced by the growing numbers of SpanglishBaby supporters and the flurry of national conversation about bilingualism, this attitude is changing. TheRead More ...

Multilingual Kids App: When I Grow Up

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From the creators of ¡A la granja! and some of our other favorite apps, When I Grow Up/De mayor seré is a great resource in addition to being a fun app. It introduces children to all the career choices they will have as adults, and makes all of them seem equally fun with its cute graphics. Sanoen, a Barcelona-based digital publisher, gives us six languages and five modes to choose from. Your youngest children can watch the automated version ofRead More ...

Videos on the Go: Little Pim Digital Downloads

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Apps are great, but have you ever wished you could expand them and give your kids even more hours of educational fun? Little Pim, creator of many excellent apps and language teaching resources, offers digital downloads to fill in that gap. These short films are perfect for preschoolers, and native Spanish speakers will enjoy them just as much as beginners. Each video combines real-life footage of children and their parents with animated scenes of Little Pim. While she narrates, theRead More ...

Books & Libros: El Fandango de Lola {Giveaway}

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If you’re searching for some great new titles to add to your kids’ bookshelves, look no further than multilingual publisher Barefoot Books. El fandango de Lola by Anna Witte is a rich, beautiful tale about a girl named Lola, who finds her mother’s tacones and becomes fascinated with the idea of learning to dance flamenco. Her Papi teaches her to dance in time to surprise everyone at her Mami’s birthday party. Niños and niñas alike will love this story becauseRead More ...

New Bilingual iPad App: Kiko and Kids

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Need a fresh way to practice bilingual basics with your toddler or preschooler? Kiko can help! In the new Kiko and Kids, Body & Clothes app created by a mom and speech language pathologist, a cute little rana teaches and quizzes players on body parts and clothing items.   Your kids can choose between English and Spanish audio and male and female characters. They will learn the face and body parts and clothing items, then move to the puzzles andRead More ...

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