Bilingual is Better

Daily Blog

Reading and Your SpanglishBaby

Posted by: | 7 Comments

After listening to a podcast of The Parent’s Journal with Bobbie Conner and her guest Tracey Wood (July 16, 2012), a children’s reading specialist, I realized I needed to stop dragging my pies and begin to investigate how to implicitly teach Sofía to read.  Yes, she’s only three-years-old, but really the reading process begins at birth (if not before) by constantly reading, rhyming, singing, reading, reading, and reading to our bebés. There are also many studies that indicated that children, who learnRead More ...

Allowance as a Motivator for Bilingual Children

Posted by: | 5 Comments

I have to admit that I tend to plan for everything.  My friends tease me saying that I even have a back-up plan for my plans, and truthfully, I do.  A couple months ago one of my posts included the current plan that I have in place for raising bilingual children.  For me having different approaches and strategies are essential for success, and giving my children the gift of bilingualism is an important goal. Recently I have been thinking aboutRead More ...

Celebrating Cultural Events With My Autistic Boys

Posted by: | No Comments

Almost a month has passed since el quince de septiembre, Costa Rican Independence day. That weekend I set up a meeting point with a good friend, also a tica, gathered up my sons and our Metro cards and we trekked up to the Costa Rican Embassy in Washington, D.C. to check out the festivities, the third year in a row we’ve done so. I can always bribe my children with a ride on the bus or the Metro, because thereRead More ...

What Will Preschool Do To My Son’s Spanish Skills?

Posted by: | 34 Comments

  My son is only 17 months and I find myself already thinking of preschool applications! Yes it is true, if I want Enzo to start next year, I have to apply now.  I cannot believe I have to start thinking about what school I would like him to attend next year. I mean, I feel like I am just discovering what kind of kid he is becoming! As I have started this process, I have so many thoughts aboutRead More ...

Speaking Spanish is a Personal Matter

Posted by: | 17 Comments

I grew up in a community where Spanish and English were spoken simultaneously. My parents were definitely Spanish-dominant in their fluency and identity as Mexican immigrants. Most of their friends spoke Spanish and were from Spanish speaking countries. As a child I had to learn which of our guests primarily spoke Spanish, which often times were also the ones I gave a kiss on the cheek instead of a handshake. I lived in a bilingual and bicultural environment, but withRead More ...

5 Benefits of Bilingual Education

Posted by: | 4 Comments

I’m the product of a bilingual school and I will be forever grateful to my parents for making the decision to give me such an amazing educational opportunity because I’m sure my life would not be what it is today had I gone to a regular school. Unfortunately, I’m currently not able to do the same for my kids. As you’ve probably read here before, my options in terms of bilingual or dual language immersion schools in Denver are prettyRead More ...

Talking to Our Kids About Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos

Posted by: | 5 Comments

For years now we’ve been talking about and celebrating the Day of the Dead festivities on SpanglishBaby, but this is the first year I’m finally going all out with Camila since I feel she can now get a better grasp of what it means. My plan is for us to put an altar together for the bisabuelos and bisabuela she never met. We’re also invited to a party this Saturday where all families have been asked to dress up asRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — Oct. 12

Posted by: | 1 Comment

Study Suggests that Learning a Language Can Make Your Brain Grow from The New York Daily News — More proof that learning a new language is a great way to keep the brain healthy! 5 Cool Places to Learn a Foreign Language Abroad by CNN — Too bad I already speak Spanish because all of this sound absolutely fascinating. Maybe I should check out the option that will allow me to learn Italian? 8 Things We Love About Being in a Spanish Immersion School from MamiRead More ...

Page 34 of 87« First...1020...3233343536...405060...Last »

Recent Posts