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About: Roxana A. Soto

Roxana is a bilingual and bicultural mamá to Vanessa, an inquisitive second-grader, and Santiago, an adventurous preKindie – both of whom are growing up between two worlds and in two languages. A long-time journalist, Roxana oversees SpanglishBaby's editorial content.

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Putumayo Kids: Coloring Books and Sticker Collection {Giveaway}

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Great news from Putumayo Kids: they’ve expanded their children’s music line to include Africa, Europe and Latin America coloring books and sticker collections as part of their new World Culture books. And you’re going to love them! I’ve always liked what Putumayo already does in terms of music, so I was pretty curious to see their new products in the publishing arena. I was not disappointed at all. We got the Latin America sticker collection which is a hardcover “book”Read More ...

Wordless Wednesday: La Mariposa

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Vanessa, el nombre de mi hija, significa mariposa. No wonder she loves them so much. El domingo fuimos al Butterfly Pavillion, un lugar maravilloso donde tienen miles de mariposas sueltas de todos los tamaños y colores volando por todas partes. Lo único que Vanessa quería era que una se parara en su dedo. ¡Hasta que lo logró! Needless to say, she went home ecstatic! ...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with El Chavo (and Shakira!)

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My daughter Vanessa always wants to know what kinds of games I played as a child or what kinds of song I sung or what kind of books I read. Sometimes I use that as an opportunity to expose her to our culture in a fun way. Well, the other day she asked me what kind of stuff I used to watch on TV. When I found “El Chavo del 8″ DVDs at Walmart, I knew I had to getRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: Zucaritas

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On a recent trip to Tijuana, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this at “la Walmar.” Me gusta más el nombre Zucaritas que Frosted Flakes. ¿Y a tí? ...

Little Pim’s Trilingual Books Are Here {Giveaway}

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As many of you know, around this time last year, we started our trilingual adventures with Little Pim in an effort to teach Vanessa my third language, French. While I haven’t been as consistent as I would’ve liked to, Vanessa tells everyone who’s willing to listen that she speaks three languages! The good thing about learning French with Little Pim (or any other of the nine languages they offer) is that it’s a complete package. They have the DVDs –Read More ...

An Easy Way to Get Free Scholastic Books {Giveaway}

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My daughter just experienced her first Scholastic Book Fair at school. I volunteered to work the fair a couple of days, not only because I wanted to help, but also because I wanted to see her in action. And, it was just as I expected, she was in book heaven! I helped her, and her little friends, fill out her wish list and a few days later we went back to the fair and got her a couple of theRead More ...

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