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Dic Dic Multilingual Dictation App for Kids

As my 5-year-old improves his English reading and writing skills every day, I am constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to match this forward progress in Spanish. Apps are one of the easiest ways to incorporate Spanish into our busy daily routine. Dic Dic, a new iPad app from European developers Perception Technologies and Estudi Kalimba, is a fresh new way to do this. Each word is pronounced aloud and shown written, then the user must type the word.Read More ...

Calling El Ratoncito Pérez — en español!

My girl jus turned six last month and really all she wants is for one of her tooth to finally fall y quedarse “cholca,” like we say in El Salvador, or “chimuela,” like her Mexican dad calls it. She really has no idea what she’s asking for, she just fantasizes about the Tooth Fairy bringing whatever it is her friends have gotten when their tooth have fallen. Yes, I said the Tooth Fairy. No, we have not really taught herRead More ...

Book Review: ¿Hay alguien en casa? {Giveaway}

Editor’s note: We continue with our week of Sylvan Dell Publishing Spanish-language book reviews. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our GIVEAWAY for each book reviewed, but also the GIVEAWAY on Friday for a one year subscription to the Sylvan Dell eBooks iPad app Fun eReader! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW In ¿Hay alguien en casa? by Marianne Berkes, Zara Zarigúeya is looking for a home where she can raise her expected baby possums. The reader learns thatRead More ...

Back-to-School Teacher Gift: Potato-Stamped Bilingual Art Tea Towels

  My son starts kindergarten this year! We received a letter from his teacher  excited to welcome him to class and his face lit up! He immediately wanted to write back with a picture much like what he does with his snail mail pal but instead I told him how about we make her something super special. We came up with these cute potato stamped bilingual art tea towels. Each stamp means something to my son. The apple is hisRead More ...

Book Review: Un día en la profundidad {Giveaway}

BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW When I learned that Sylvan Dell Publishing publishes award-winning picture books about math and science in Spanish, I was immediately interested in checking them out. At 7 years old, Vanessa is enthralled by anything related to the ocean, jungle animals, space, the planets and how things work, so I knew the review book we got would be a hit. The book is called Un día en la profundidad and this is what my daughter had to say about it: “I liked learning moreRead More ...

PlayTales Library App Offers Multilingual Sesame Street Books {Giveaway}

PlayTales Gold! is my favorite kind of app. It offers endless entertainment and bonding opportunities for kids and parents. PlayTales Gold is an interactive library with a wide selection of kids’ stories, games, songs, and personalizing options. Sesame Street is also one of my favorite classic kids’ shows because of its wide array of characters and its integration of Spanish. Now these two great educational offerings are coming together. PlayTales has teamed up with Sesame Workshop to bring us fourRead More ...

Eugenio Derbez: “Se te abren dos mundos cuando hablas dos idiomas” {Video Interview}

Eugenio Derbez is one of the greatest entertainers Mexico has ever had and now he’s managed to cross over to Hollywood with a film that has been his dream-in-the-making for over 10 years: Instructions Not Included. This adorable bilingual (English/Spanish) movie, distributed by Pantelion Films, opens in select U.S. theaters this Friday, August 30th. We don’t just suggest you go watch it, we urge you to not miss this movie! Not only will you laugh and will your heart strings beRead More ...

Disney’s Super Buddies Is Perfect For Animal Loving Kids

Disney Home Entertainment is at it again with their adorable team of superhero dogs. Disney’s Super Buddies is sure to be a hit with your small kids. Packed with adventure, these furry friends band together to fight crime and learn some valuable lessons along the way. My three year old daughter is obsessed with animals, so this family film was perfect for her. Being her first exposure to the Buddies franchise, she was equally enthralled by their speaking abilities and out-of-this-worldRead 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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