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Your Story: How One OPOL Family Uses Sign Language

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The following is a guest post by fellow mamá bloguera, Silvia M, who is raising two bilingual children using the OPOL method in California. If you’d like to know more about Silvia, you can find her blogging here: Mama Latina Tips. When my firstborn was a few months old, I joined a mom’s group looking for some adult conversation and support. In one of our meetings, we watched the video “Sign with your baby” by Joseph Garcia and I fellRead More ...

OPOL WEEK: Why and How this Method Works for Our Family

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This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner: VALERIE R. Remember you can still enter for your last chance to win tomorrow! As promised yesterday, the following is a guest post by AnaGloria Rodriguez-Wilkinson, one of our loyal readers and the founder of my bilingual playgroup. Many of you who are just starting your bilingual journey have asked if the OPOL method actually works. Read on for proof that it does! I knew I didn’t want my children toRead More ...

Alina Rosario-Los Niños en su Casa + Her Bilingual Family

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Several weeks ago I was invited to visit the set of the PBS series Los Niños en su Casa which is produced in Los Angeles (actually five minutes from my house!). As a blogger you get invitations to events that are not always relevant to what you write about.  You attend most because it’s a good way to network and meet other bloggers. We don’t write about them all because we want to maintain the trust you have given usRead More ...

Ask, Share, Explore at the New SpanglishBaby Forums!

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SpanglishBaby is growing, thanks to you! Part of our mission from day one has been for this to be a place where you can connect with other parents that are also raising bilingual and bicultural kids. We feel so lucky that we’ve been able to make new friends through our blog and to read all the thoughtful comments you leave. Now it’s time for you to connect with each other and share the wealth of information you have! ...

Are You a Mamá Bloguera?

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We’re glad to let you know that our first installation of Week of Mamás Blogueras was a huge hit, thanks to the beautifully inspiring posts written by Tati, Jen, Violeta, Mónica and Carrie and to the comments you all took the time to make. A light bulb went off in our heads enlightening us to the fact that there are many parents in the blogosphere writing about their challenges and victories, as well as sharing how-to’s and advice on theirRead More ...

Filling my Tennessee-Born Daughter’s Head and Heart with Español

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Our first Week of Mamás Blogueras comes to an end with this entertaining and endearing post by Carrie Weir, Cuban-American blogger, entrepreneur and mamá to a precious girl.  Stop by Carrie’s blog-Bilingual in the Boonies-for a good dose of her unique sense of humor and a peek into this Latina’s bilingual life. ...

5 Ways to Strengthen an Adopted Child’s Heritage and Identity

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Week of Mamás Blogueras is going strong and we couldn’t be happier with the stories these amazing women have posted. If you missed the first two entries in this series, you can click here and here to catch up. Today’s post is by poet and writer, Violeta García-Mendoza. Violeta and her husband adopted three children from Guatemala and have made a commitment to raise them bilingual and bicultural with strong connections to their heritage. So much to admire about thisRead More ...

10 Playful & Meaningful Activities to Teach Children Spanish

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Our Week of Mamás Blogueras continues with a post from Jennifer Manriquez,  a.k.a Maestra Jen from Bilingual Fun, who’s raising two young bilingual children in Michigan. A former classroom teacher, Jennifer is now an entrepreneur heading The Bilingual Fun Company-a language education business which teaches Spanish to parents and children ages 18 months to 12 years old. If you are trying to incorporate Spanish learning into your child’s everyday life, you may be like me, always seeking new creative activitiesRead More ...

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