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Skelita Calaveras – A doll for Día de los Muertos! {Giveaway!}

Monster High welcomes a new student in honor of Day of the Dead! Her name? Skelita Calaveras! The Mattel owned line of dolls features characters based off creatures like Frankenstein’s monster, Medusa and Dracula – all of whom attend Monster High as students. Skelita is one of the first international transfer students. Created by Mexican-American doll designer, Natalie Villegas, Skelita is the daughter of Los Eskeletos, and her heritage is rooted in Día de los Muertos. I had the opportunityRead More ...

Bright Starts™ Having a Ball™ Get Rollin’ Activity Table {Giveaway}

If you are like me and constantly in search of bilingual items for your child then this one is sure to be a hit! The Bright Starts ™ Having a Ball™ Get Rollin’ Activity Table offers you and your little one the option of learning in English or Spanish. We always keep it in Spanish mode, except during play dates when we sometimes use the English version, but only at the parents or English-speaking child’s request.There are plenty of features to learn fromRead More ...

Inspiring Young Gymnasts: An Interview With Nastia Liukin. Plus Fantastic Gymnastics Dora doll

The 2012 Summer Olympics are finally here! We just love the energy that’s generated during an Olympic season and all the fantastic opportunities to show our kids how far one can get by having a real passion, powered by motivation, persistence and hard-work. And that’s precisely what I got to chat about with Nastia Liukin, 5-time Olympic medalist and gymnast, last week during a recorded Skype conversation. Nastia became a member of the U.S. junior national team when she was 12 years old andRead More ...

Playing Picture Card Games in Spanish

If you are looking for Spanish language games to play with your niños this summer, try picture cards. The pictures help kids understand the Spanish they hear, so they learn new words as they are having fun. You are probably familiar with games like Memory, where players turn over matching pairs, or Go Fish where players ask each other for cards to make pairs. You will find ten games to play with picture cards on this printable activity sheet. IfRead More ...

10 Picture Card Games to Play in Spanish {Printable Activity}

The following games accompany the post Playing Picture Card Games in Spanish. Click the links at the end of the article to download and print these games and a set of summer picture cards. Use the words on the cards as much as possible as you play. ¡Diviértanse! 1. La carrera Set out cards as a race track. Add a salida and a meta (start and finish). Roll dice to move pieces along the track. You can add sin gasolinaRead More ...

Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Bilingual Puppy’s Piano {Giveaway}

Matías and I are back, and this time we were asked by Fisher Price to review their Laugh & Learn Bilingual Puppy’s Piano. I didn’t expect it to be a big hit from the start, but it sure was! The piano even went to bed with him and another day when he saw that I was upset, he even played me a few tunes to cheer me up saying “yo hago música para tí”. How can you resist that? The ageRead More ...

Fisher Price Puppy’s Playhouse {Giveaway}

I love toys that are bilingual.  Not only do they provide a chance for kids to learn, but they also validate the benefits of speaking both Spanish and English. My kids just love knowing that they can speak and understand the languages of the toy. My boys were thrilled with the Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Playhouse.  They had so much fun pushing different buttons and spinning the wheel on his doghouse to discover the different sounds and songs it made.Read More ...

Fisher Price Smart Tablet: Educational, Interactive & Semi-Bilingual {Giveaway}

It is an incredible opportunity to be able to introduce our niños to new technology, but there’s always a little bit of worry that comes with it. I’m sure you know the feeling: you download an app for your kids and then watch them like a hawk, paranoid that they’ll damage your phone or tablet while they play. If they have the Fisher Price Smart Tablet, you can breathe easy. The Smart Tablet is interactive, educational, and aesthetically appealing. ItRead 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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