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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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OPOL Week: Why this is the Way to Go if You’re Raising a Bilingual Child

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This giveaway is now closed. You can still enter for another chance every day this week. Congratulations to our winner: INES! As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, we are dedicating this whole week to looking more closely at the OPOL method, after realizing that the majority of our readers are using it to raise their children bilingual. Today we are honored to present you with the expertise of pediatrician and author of 7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child, Dr.Read More ...

OPOL Week: An In-depth Look at Most Popular Method of Raising Bilingual Kids

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It’s been five months since the official launch of SpanglishBaby. In this time we’ve come to the realization that, although it’s not the one Ana and I use, the majority of you out there are raising your kiddos bilingual by means of the One Parent-One Language (OPOL) method. We first started noticing the trend from the questions and comments we got from all our readers and then through the answers to a survey we recently conducted. Out of the responsesRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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We hope all of you are having a great Independence weekend and that you were lucky enough to see some amazing fireworks – as we were It was truly something else to see Vanessa’s amazement and to hear sus gritos de plena felicidad! Today’s links to everything bilingual include a bit of everything, including a reminder to enter our last Bilingual Summer Fun giveaway and an exciting announcement about the week ahead. 1) Bilingual Readers: Freebies for Bilingual Families –Read More ...

Spanish Language Usborne Books

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This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Debbie R. Even before Vanessa was born, I was hooked on Usborne books. I think it was my mom who brought me our first copies from México and I immediately took to them. The books are colorful and beautifully illustrated. And, even though they are not originally written in Spanish, the translations are well done. Another reason I like them is because they’re super sturdy and many of them are the perfectRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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Some interesting links to share with you, especially the announcement at the end… Check it out! 1) The New York Times: Supreme Court Sides with Arizona in Language Case – “The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Arizona officials who said the federal government should not be supervising the state’s spending for teaching non-English-speaking students. The 5-to-4 decision reversed a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which said the state was still violating aRead More ...

4 Latino/Hispanic Publishing Houses You Need to Know

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One of the best things since the creation of SpanglishBaby has been the amount of stuff I have discovered related to anything bilingual and bi-cultural. Although there is not a whole lot out there, I have to admit I’ve been surprised about some of the things I’ve found. As an avid reader, I’ve always complained about the lack of bilingual/Spanish children’s books in both bookstores and public libraries, but lately I’ve discoverd things are not as bad. So I presentRead More ...

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