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The Summer of Discovering and Becoming Frida Kahlo

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Toyota. ¡Gracias! bitly.com/gplegal This is the first year that I’ve actually had to figure out how to make sure our full summer is mapped out ahead of time because Camila is on her first official summer break. If I could have had it my way, we’d be in Playa del Carmen right now and I’d be working from there while Camila attends a local camp in Spanish. We weren’t able to pullRead More ...

Netflix Families Just Launched and We’re On It!

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This post is sponsored by Netflix. ¡Gracias! You may remember how excited I was a couple of weeks ago when I finally figured out how to find the kids programming in Spanish on Netflix. It was great to see that so many of you had also been looking for that and you were relieved to find that Netflix did carry shows in Spanish, albeit not enough, we all agree. Today I’m all giddy and excited again because Netflix just launchedRead More ...

5 Simple Things Every Bilingual Kid Needs and Parents Can Give

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As parents committed to raising bilingual kids, we’re fully aware that a) it’s not easy, and b) we need all the help we can get in the form of tools, resources and community. But no matter how much we read, learn from others, bond through playgroups and such, the reality is that the most important element in raising a bilingual child is for the parents to be committed, consistent and proactive in how we expose the minority language to ourRead More ...

A Year In A Dual Immersion Kindergarten {Photos}

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This post is sponsored by Disney Story. To find out more about this brand-new story-creation app – and how it puts the power of storytelling in your hands - click here. I had promised to share with all of you our journey as we navigated the first year of dual immersion school and I have to admit that I’ve slacked a bit, but now that Camila successfully completed kindergarten, I’m ready to tell you it’s been everything we expected and more. At times it was aRead More ...

Disney Channel is Casting for Latino Tweens and Teens

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Does your child love to sing, dance and act and have a particular knack for it? Do they watch Disney Channel or Disney XD all day and fantasize with being the next Selena Gomez or Bridgit Mendler? Well, here’s their chance to shine in the Disney spotlight! Disney Channel and Disney XD just announced that they are hosting a Nationwide Talent Search for kids ages 10-17 who can act, sing and dance for upcoming Disney Channel and Disney XD seriesRead More ...

Summer Lessons and Activities to Keep Kids Involved in Learning

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I’m so excited to share this video project I was hired to host for eHow on their Mom channel. We shot a total of 10 videos all under the main theme of Get Involved. As a mom raising a bilingual and bicultural child, I’m well aware of how important it is for us to be completely involved in how and what our children are learning. Everything from the music and apps we choose for them, to making sure the DVD isRead More ...

Dual Language Immersion and Bilingual Education Schools {Video}

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Just found this great video on the Great Schools YouTube channel that in very simple terms lays out the basics of dual language immersion programs and bilingual schools. Just love the drawings! ...

A Journey Into Imagination with Disneyland’s ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’

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This post is sponsored by Disney Story. To find out more about this brand-new story-creation app – and how it puts the power of storytelling in your hands – click here. I felt like a very lucky woman last week when I got a chance to be among the members of the media to preview “Mickey and the Magical Map,” Disneyland’s newest musical, dance and animation spectacle. It was amazing to see the technological innovations Disney imagineers created with theRead More ...

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