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31 Days of Reading in Spanish: Ricitos de Oro y Los Tres Osos

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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 Both with my own children and in our Bilingual Fun classes, I always enjoy reading classic stories and tales in Spanish. This is an excellent way for children to make connections, as they are familiar with the story and characters. There are many different versions of LosRead More ...

Summer Fun with Spanish and Kids Yoga

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Have fun practicing Spanish through movement and storytelling this summer! Moving and playing together is great in any weather, but summer is especially enjoyable for beach-themed kids yoga.  The sequence below will lead your family on a beach-inspired journey in your living room, backyard, or local park.  Kids yoga is all about having fun, being imaginative, and engaging through movement. The specific order of the poses below is meant to invite flow from one pose to the next.  Feel freeRead More ...

31 Days of Reading in Spanish: Cha-cha-cha en la Selva

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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 I am all about interactive learning, and Cha-cha-cha en la Selva is a fantastic and fun book! It is published by Barefoot Books, which offers many Spanish language titles as well as English ones. The vivid illustrations and rhyming text immediately engages the kids’ interest. Cha-cha-chaRead More ...

What NOT To Do: Tips From a Monolingual Mom in a Bilingual Household

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From the moment the test read “pregnant,” it didn’t take long before I was sitting on a plane reading about the OPOL method and other strategies for giving one’s child the gift of two languages. Friends asked me about birth plans and attachment parenting, but I researched precious little of the topics concerning my other mama friends. I was fascinated by language development and raising a bicultural baby. The only problem? I don’t speak Spanish. I was relying on myRead More ...

Zoobean: A Site With Handpicked Books For Bilingual, Bicultural & Multiracial Kids

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I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, where the only place I heard Spanish was within the walls of my high school. And what’s more, I took French! Eventually, I learned Spanish in college and then as a student in Venezuela and Cuba. While my first job out of college didn’t require Spanish at all, my second did. I worked at a nonprofit that partnered with public schools to provide literacy programs to elementary-aged kids. My students were almost allRead More ...

SpanglishBaby Dads: Thanks to All the Dads Who Keep Spanish Alive at Home

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Editor’s note: We’re spending this week celebrating dads raising bilingual kids with guest posts written by them in honor of Father’s Day. We love having the dad’s perspective and hope this series encourages other papis to share their stories with us. Although this last post wasn’t written by a dad, it was written by a mom thanking her husband for keeping Spanish alive at home. As a “gringa” who didn’t start studying Spanish until the age of 13 and whose “road less traveled” ledRead More ...

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