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About: Chelsea

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.

Voyager Kids Global Learning App

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Today, I’m sharing a different kind of app with you. Generally, we prefer to review only apps with a Spanish language option. However, we’re making an exception for Voyager Kids because it is such a fantastic resource for globally-minded kids, like the ones we are hopefully all in the midst of raising. With four categories (Travel, Learn, Explore, and Play) and tons of fact-filled pages inside each one, Voyager Kids is a wealth of information about animals, plants, landmarks, culture, andRead More ...

The Reason Why I May Start Pretending I Don’t Speak English

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This is the time of year when our family has multiple visits to the doctor. The kids are getting their annual physicals for school and we are catching up on dental appointments and the like. I’ve spent a good amount of time in waiting rooms in the past month. A doctor’s office presents an opportunity for people-watching, and I’ve been surprisingly interested by what I’ve seen as I watch families doing nothing more than waiting together, filling out forms, andRead More ...

Dic Dic Multilingual Dictation App for Kids

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As my 5-year-old improves his English reading and writing skills every day, I am constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to match this forward progress in Spanish. Apps are one of the easiest ways to incorporate Spanish into our busy daily routine. Dic Dic, a new iPad app from European developers Perception Technologies and Estudi Kalimba, is a fresh new way to do this. Each word is pronounced aloud and shown written, then the user must type the word.Read More ...

PlayTales Library App Offers Multilingual Sesame Street Books {Giveaway}

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PlayTales Gold! is my favorite kind of app. It offers endless entertainment and bonding opportunities for kids and parents. PlayTales Gold is an interactive library with a wide selection of kids’ stories, games, songs, and personalizing options. Sesame Street is also one of my favorite classic kids’ shows because of its wide array of characters and its integration of Spanish. Now these two great educational offerings are coming together. PlayTales has teamed up with Sesame Workshop to bring us fourRead More ...

Duck Duck Moose App: Wheels on the Bus

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Duck Duck Moose, the same creators of the fun Spanish CD in last week’s giveaway, have tons of great apps to choose from. A couple of them, including Wheels on the Bus, have Spanish features. This app is a sing-along with high-quality graphics and fun interactive objects on each screen. It makes the classic children’s song much more fun. Though the written lyrics are in English only, the song’s audio can be changed to Spanish (in addition to French, Italian,Read More ...

The Disadvantages of Not Being Raised Bilingual From Birth

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In preparation for our addition to the family, my husband and I have switched to speaking Spanish to each other nearly all the time. We even text in Spanish. This is a pretty big break from our pattern of communicating in English with each other and Spanish only with the other native speakers in our life. I have always known that it’s difficult for me to use Spanish when I’m upset, angry, or otherwise emotionally out of sorts. However, IRead More ...

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