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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.

Frida’s World Storybook Bilingual App

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In honor of famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s birthday this week, we are sharing ways you can expose your kids to Frida’s life and art. One of the most fun ways to learn her history is through the Frida’s World storybook app. Instead of overwhelming users with Frida’s personal life details, this app focuses on her art and its impact. It inspires kids to use art to express themselves, no matter their circumstances. It celebrates Frida’s unique style and herRead More ...

31 Days of Reading in Spanish: ¡Ya Soy Hermano Mayor!

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Editor’s note: We continue with our 31 Days of Reading in Spanish. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our weekly GIVEAWAY of $100 worth of books in Spanish! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW Books are a great way for our kids to learn important lessons and deal with life’s changes. One of the biggest changes a small child can go through is becoming a big brother or sister. Since my son is about to go through this, IRead More ...

Little Pim Spanish Colors iPad App

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I am a big fan of Little Pim‘s Spanish learning products, and this app is no exception. Learn Spanish with Little Pim: “Colors” is a newly released iPad app that introduces Spanish colors by mixing English and Spanish vocabulary. There are a few different play modes, including Read Aloud and Question & Answer. It works like an ebook, with each page offering different options for interaction. One of the more fun options is for parents to record their own voicesRead More ...

Book Review: Los Camiones de Bomberos de Color Rosado {Giveaway}

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The author of one of my family’s favorite bilingual books, Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri, has released a second fantastic book. Pink Fire Trucks/Los camiones de bomberos de color rosado follows the same lovable young girl as the first book (Los zapatos de goma/Rubber Shoes). This story describes Career Day at school, when Gladys Elizabeth and her classmates are asked to draw a picture of what they’d like to be when they grow up. Gladys Elizabeth draws a pink fire truck.  Read More ...

Classic Fable App: La Cigarra y la Hormiga

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The Cicada and the Ant/La cigarra y la hormiga is a multilingual interactive story app from Seven Academy. It follows the classic Aesop’s fable about a cicada who is unprepared for winter and her friend, the ant, who is perfectly warm and cozy. She needs his help to stay sheltered from the cold and promises to pay him back later. The cicada learns that prepping for the following winter would be a better use of her time than singing nightRead More ...

Toy Story: Story Theater App and Contest for #BilingualKids

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Once again, Disney has come up with a new way to excite kids! One of their most beloved animated movies, Toy Story, is now the theme of an app that will keep your kids busy for hours. Toy Story: Story Theater  allows kids to use characters from the movie (Buzz, Woody, Jessie, and more) and various settings and props to “direct” their own short films. The possibilities are endless. First, practice placing characters and recording scenes using the Free PlayRead More ...

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