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Books & Libros: El Fandango de Lola {Giveaway}

If you’re searching for some great new titles to add to your kids’ bookshelves, look no further than multilingual publisher Barefoot Books. El fandango de Lola by Anna Witte is a rich, beautiful tale about a girl named Lola, who finds her mother’s tacones and becomes fascinated with the idea of learning to dance flamenco. Her Papi teaches her to dance in time to surprise everyone at her Mami’s birthday party. Niños and niñas alike will love this story becauseRead More ...

Win $5000 Worth in “Libros Para Mi Escuelita”

Now that my daughter is in a Spanish-language dual immersion program, I realize more than ever how important it is to have quality Spanish-language and bilingual materials and books in the school. We’re lucky that the parents and the Foundation in our school is very active and involved and our multi-lingual library is growing leaps and bounds. But, still, you can never have enough enriching in-language material for children and teachers. Vme Spanish-language television network and Santillana USA Publishing CompanyRead More ...

Books & Libros: All About El Otoño/Fall

The season of pumpkins, beautiful leaves and cooler weather has arrived again. Natural changes are a great opportunity to teach our kids about cultural traditions and holidays, as well as the science of the season. As per usual, we think these discussions should take place in Spanish! If you need some encouragement and a way to show your children what el otoño is all about, consider adding some of the following books to your home library. Click on the individualRead More ...

Sana, Sana Book Review {Giveaway}

Last week, I received a copy of Indi Avila’s Sana, Sana book for my son Matías and I to review. What I was thrilled about even more was that Indi had taken the time to sign it and send me a very sweet note with it. This is a story based on a classic Spanish language nursery rhyme that many of us know and love. Reading through the book, I could hear my mamá saying “sana, sana colita de rana, si no sana hoyRead More ...

Read Picture Books to Speak Spanish with Children

Finding Spanish language picture books was a huge challenge when my chiquitos were chiquitos. The books I could find were often bad translations, and they were carísimos! I bought books in Mexico, but it was impossible to bring back enough. So, I translated stories as I read and searched endlessly for more. This frustrating situation led me to explore picture books without words and I quickly came to appreciate the power of reading wordless picture books in Spanish. Even ifRead More ...

Spanish-English Bilingual Children’s Book Exchange

Many agree that one of the challenges in raising a bilingual child is finding children’s books. In fact, this was the very reason that inspired the co-founders of SpanglishBaby, Ana Flores and Roxana Soto, as it reads in the Introduction of their book Bilingual is Better: “The idea was conceived in the summer of 2008 because we were looking for Spanish children’s books online and we couldn’t find any.” As part of the efforts to support bilingual and bicultural families, this wonderfulRead More ...

Books & Libros: The World Almanac for Kids 2013 {Giveaway}

  Before the days of Google, I remember turning to encyclopedias and almanacs for information. School projects can become excuses to brush up on all kinds of topics when you have a picture-filled reference book. Almanacs have come a long way since I was in school, though. The World Almanac for Kids 2013 has kept my family entertained for a week straight. We’ve quizzed each other on the order of U.S. Presidents, learned which planets are the biggest and hottest,Read More ...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – Interview + Giveaway!

The third movie based on the wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series comes to theaters everywhere on August 3, 2012. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS, follows Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) – as he “hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club – which fails to keep him away from the season’s dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong.” Co-starsRead More ...

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Spanish Book Review: El Viaje de Magélica {Giveaway}

As a mother of two and a Kindergarten teacher, I often wonder about the imagination of children and if it is being fostered enough. We Read more ...

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Super Adventure –Review {Giveaway}

I loved watching Enzo’s face as he watched Super Mickey Mouse and his friends, Wonder Minnie, Super Power Pup, Super Good , Dynamo Read more ...

Las Posadas Craft: Make Your Own Farolitos

Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in Read more ...

Ingenio Smart Play Pad (Interactive Learning Toy)

Ingenio’s Smart Play Pad is one of those toys your child will love tapping to discover new sounds that make up letters, colors, and Read more ...

Multilingual Christmas App: Pango en Navidad

You might remember Pango, the adorable blue raccoon, from our previous review of Pango Imaginary Car. Developer Studio Pango has just Read more ...

Sending Navidad Greetings with Hallmark Go Cards

I am part of the Windows Champions Program. As a Windows Champion on behalf of SpanglishBaby, I am loaned a laptop, and, on occasion, Read more ...

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