Bilingual is Better

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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Yo Quiero Links!

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I know it’s been a couple of weeks without our regular Sunday, Yo Quiero Links! post and I’m sorry for that… Summers are just crazy that way! It was my daughter’s birthday last Sunday, so I was pretty much swamped the whole weekend preparing for an awesome party where she – from the contagious sound of her genuine laughter – appears to have had a lot of fun! Anyhow, there’s much to share with you this Sunday, so let’s getRead More ...

Even More Reasons to Raise Bilingual Kids: The Latest Studies

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When we launched SpanglishBaby almost six months ago, I wrote a post about why raise bilingual children. In the weeks and months following, we’ve tried to write about or at least mention the latest studies related to bilingualism which have given us even more reasons why it’s such a great decision to raise our children bilingual. But we’ve never really taken a closer, more detailed look at why bilingualism is one of the best gifts we can give our kids.Read More ...

ReadMe: The Case of the Pen Gone Missing

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This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be chosen soon. Thanks to all who entered! If you’re a regular reader of SpanglishBaby, you know that I’m a book lover and that there’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing my daughter follow in my footsteps. Books have always been an escape for me and even when I’ve been at my busiest – like when Vanessa was born and I didn’t even have time to shower – they have beenRead More ...

Outstanding Latino Authors and Illustrators

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The American Library Association just concluded its 2009 Annual Conference a couple of days ago and according to many in attendance, one of the highlights was the Pura Belpré Celebration. The winners of this coveted award – which recognizes the best in Latino children’s literature – were announced earlier this year, but the awards were actually given out on Sunday in Chicago during a ceremony many call nothing less than a pachanga. According to the ALA’s website, the Pura BelpréRead More ...

How do you say: Happy Birthday?

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I absolutely love summer…for a lot of reasons, but mainly because my daughter is a summer baby which means we get to celebrate her cumpleaños outdoors in the melting heat (as opposed to indoors hiding from the snow.) In fact, both Vanessa and Camila were born pretty much in the middle of the summer, so both Ana and I will be celebrating their birthdays pretty soon. This got me thinking about a little tradition we have at our house regardingRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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Another scorcher here in the West, so we’ll be heading out to the pool soon but before we do, we wanted to share this weekend’s links with you – especially the first one where we get a mention that made us very happy. Yay! 1) U.S. News & World Report: Good News for Those of Us in Bilingual Families – “It wasn’t so very long ago that parents were warned that trying to teach tiny babies a foreign language wouldRead More ...

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