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Tracy López is a writer living outside the D.C. Metro area. Her blog,, examines cultural differences she discovers as she navigates life in a bicultural, bilingual family.

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The HP Pavilion dv6 – Everything a student could need (y más!)

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Last week I told you about my new HP Pavilion dv6 and how totally chévere it is. Next week you’ll have a chance to win one in SpanglishBaby’s giveaway, (made possible by HP and Intel) – but this week we’re going to tease you a little more by telling you about what this baby can do – and giving you some specific ideas on how your student can make good use of it. HP Pavilion dv6 Features: • HP SimplePassRead More ...

HP Pavilion dv6 – ¡Qué Chévere!

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Thanks to the people at Hewlett-Packard and Intel, I am typing this on a brand new HP Pavilion dv6 with 2nd generation Intel Core i3 Processor. This is actually my second HP laptop. My first one served me very well for many years, but the technology of these newer generation computers is incomparable! The 2nd generation Intel Core i3 Processor keeps this laptop running smoothly no matter what I’m doing, which is typically a dozen things at once. You see,Read More ...

List of Spanish Language Learning Summer Camps

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Yesterday we talked about how important it is to keep your child’s mind active over the summer months. While there are many ways that you can keep kids busy right at home – one popular option is summer camp. Summer camps range from free and inexpensive to costly; some are sleep away camps and others are day or half-day camps. You can choose a local camp or one as far away as Costa Rica or Spain. To keep your bilingualRead More ...

How Summer Programs Can Boost Your Child’s Learning

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They say that once you learn to ride a bicycle, you never forget – but is it true? Do we actually retain all skills and knowledge once learned? The truth is a skill usually must be consistently practiced or it can be lost, at least partially. This is especially evident in school children who go on summer break. At the start of each school year, precious weeks are wasted in the classroom as teachers try to get the children backRead More ...

Putumayo Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Chá + more! {Giveaway}

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Established in 1993 with the intent to bring world music to the people, Putumayo World Music has become well known for their quality music compilations. Each CD’s beautiful cover art by British illustrator Nicola Heindl, is also not to be overlooked. Putumayo calls their target audience “Cultural Creatives,” – “a sociological term for [the] 50 million North Americans and millions more around the world with an interest in culture, travel and the arts.” … (I think the SpanglishBaby audience definitelyRead More ...

On César Chávez Day – ¡Sí se puede!

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“Yes we can” was the simple yet powerful campaign slogan used by, now President, Barack Obama, but long before the 2008 elections these words were used as a call to action. “Sí se puede” was the battle cry of farm workers fighting for fair wages in the 1970s. Organized by civil rights activist César Chávez along with Dolores Huerta, the labor union, United Farm Workers of America or UFWA, (which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW), initiated a boycottRead More ...

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