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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.

Twitter: @roxanaSB

Alphabet Learning Cards

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These cards are similar to the ones Ana Lilian reviewed here, except that instead of opposites, they illustrate the English alphabet on one side and the Spanish one on the other. The Alphabet Learning Cards was the first toy we opened when we got the box from Ingenio and my daughter, Vanessa, had no problem calling out the name of whatever picture she saw on them. She did it all in Spanish and I’m happy to share she recognized mostRead More ...

Smart Projector

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The Smart Projector was definitely the winner during a meetup I recently hosted for some of the kids from our bilingual playgroup to check out the toys and games Ingenio sent us to review. At first, I had been a little worried about how it was going to turn out because none of the kids are older than 4 and even though this company’s toys are recommended for those 3 years and older and Vanessa had already played with someRead More ...

5 Common Myths About Raising Bilingual Children

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This post was originally published on Feb. 3rd, 2009 under the title Away with the Myths. In most parts of the world, being bilingual is seen as an advantage. Back in Peru, my maternal grandfather sent my mother and her sisters to a bilingual (English/Spanish) school from kindergarten on. My parents sent both my sister and I to that same bilingual school. I hope to do the same for my daughter – send her to a bilingual school, that is.Read More ...

Bilingual Blocks + Crossword Puzzles

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¿Qué dice acá? This is my three-year-old’s favorite question lately. She wants to know what the logo on her Papito’s t-shirt, the ingredients on the box of cereal and the headline on my magazine all say. Su tía–my sister– has already taken it upon herself to teach her a few letters. She knows the V (that’s because it’s the first letter of her name), O, M, I, X and J. I guess it’s time to get a bit more involvedRead More ...

SpanglishBaby Gets a Sister

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Ana Lilian has been toying with the idea for a while now and, at this point, I guess there’s no better way to celebrate our SIX month anniversary than by launching our brand new sister site: SpanglishBabyFinds! ¿Qué es? A fun and honest review site where we will tell you about all the cool things–music, DVDs, books, clothing, toys, websites, etc–we find related to raising bilingual + bicultural children. The idea is to share with you all the great stuffRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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We’re back!!! I know we’ve been kind of sketchy with our weekly Yo Quiero Links posts, but it’s been a pretty busy summer. Actually, TOMORROW you’ll get to find out what has kept us so busy lately. We can’t wait to share our latest news with you, so we hope you don’t miss our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT In the meantime, here are some pretty cool links we’d like to share with you: 1) Study Shows Bilingual are Unable to ‘turnRead More ...

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