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#BilingualKids Video of the Week: CuentaCuentos de Salvat

If you grew up in Spain or Latin America in the 1980′s you might remember a series of books and tapes with stories and songs called CuentaCuentos de Salvat. It was a collection of songs, classic stories and fábulas that were narrated by actors and master storytellers. Some time ago one of our readers left a comment on our Facebook page with a YouTube link to a channel with all of these CuentaCuentos in a digitized version. Turns out aRead More ...

Babybug Spanish Magazine App

Instead of searching through your home library for a different story to read to your baby every day, consider using virtual magazine Babybug en español to provide some variety. Babybug is a bimonthly publication full of interactive short stories, nursery rhymes, and coloring activities. Flip through each story vertically or slide horizontally to see the next page in the magazine. Each story or rhyme includes audio, and some even have real-life video. Infants and toddlers will enjoy touching the screenRead More ...

Doc McStuffins: Time for your Checkup! {Giveaway}

As soon as the Doc McStuffins video arrived and I opened the box I was super excited to see that the main character, Doc, was a woman of color. My daughter, who is almost 3, has been noticing the color of people’s skin and I have been starting to wonder if she’s timid around darker skinned people or if I am misinterpreting her reactions. I have also noticed that most of the people she interacts with are white so itRead More ...

Let’s Go to a Juanes Concert Together!

{Photo credit: Chris Duque on juanes.net} Disclosure: Brisk Iced Tea is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to us. We are receiving two priority tickets to a Juanes concert, but no monetary compensation. This program is not administered or sponsored by Brisk Iced Tea or its affiliates, but solely by SpanglishBaby. Brisk Iced Tea has partnered with Grammy award-winning, Colombian singer-songwriter, Juanes to support his 2013 U.S. Loud & Unplugged Tour. Through this partnership, we’d like to give one luckyRead More ...

Spanish Word Game iPad App for Toddlers

Sometimes, the simplest apps are the best for language reinforcement. A new app from emerging developer Tiny Factory, Bilingual Child Bubbles Word Game is an entertaining and straightforward way to keep toddlers interested in Spanish. In each of 10 categories, including La Escuela, Los Números, and Los Medios de Transporte, pictures float around in bubbles on the screen and you must tap the one that matches the word being spoken by the character, Carlos. While the bubbles aren’t moving tooRead More ...

EPIC Advanced Screening Giveaway!

EPIC is  an adventure comedy that takes place deep in the forest where there is an on-going battle between the forces of good and evil. The story begins when a teenage girl, named MK, finds herself in this fantastical world and teams up with a band of Leafmen warriors and a humorous crew to save the world. With an amazing voice talent that includes Beyoncé, Pitbull, Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson and Christoph Waltz this movie has something for everyone in the family. Epic opensRead More ...

Multilingual App: Beauty and the Beast 3D Pop-Up Storybook

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StoryToys, the same app developer that brought us 3D versions of Puss in Boots and The Little Mermaid, now has a new electronic pop-up book. Beauty and the Beast 3D Interactive Pop-up Book is another adorable multilingual app that offers a great combination of story time and game time. Since most kids are already familiar with the Beauty and the Beast tale, they will enjoy how this storybook is broken up with interactive pages to make it a little moreRead More ...

Taco Themed Activity Sheets in Spanish {Printable}

  Meal times are a great opportunity to introduce kids to new Spanish vocabulary. Monarca Language provided us with these cute printables for you to enjoy with your niños featuring a food that many people around the world are familiar with and love: tacos! This set of printables includes three activity sheets. For a printable version of the activity sheets featured above click here. For more Spanish educational materials for niños visit Monarca Language and like them on Facebook. ...

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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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