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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 ...

Tinker Bell Disney Faries Film: The Secret of the Wings {A Giveaway}

Before my daughter Sofía was born, I didn’t know who Tinker Bell was.  Sad, but true!  Now, life, some three years late and I feel like I am a Tinker Bell experta!  So when I was asked to write a review of the newest Tinker Bell Disney Fairies Films, “The Secret of the Wings” or en Español, “El Secreto de las Hadas”, recently released in Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, I jumped at theRead More ...

A Day of the Dead Girlie Calaca Coloring Sheet {Printable}

Check out this super cute girlie version of Mama Yala’s Calaca printable. Click on the link below for a printable version you can share with your niños. If you’re looking for more Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos fun or celebration ideas be sure to check out our Celebrate Day of the Dead/ Día de los Muertos page. You’ll also find a blog hop there that will link you to lots of great posts all about this fabulous cultural holiday. ForRead More ...

Books & Libros: Halloween!

Even if you don’t engage in trick-or-treating or frequent a haunted house, you can’t escape the Halloween madness at this time of year. While your kids are planning their disfraces, why not add to the holiday fun with some spooky bedtime stories? Here are some fun – and not TOO spooky – Spanish titles to get you and your little ones in the spirit of Halloween. Click on the individual links or browse them all in La Tiendita. Un FiascoRead More ...

New Pocoyó Bilingual App!

  Who doesn’t love Pocoyó?….. That’s right: that would be impossible. The cutest little guy in a blue hat has a new interactive storybook to share with you and your kids. Las Mil Puertas is an adorable app that makes a Pocoyó episode come alive. All of our favorite characters – Elly, Pajarito, and the hilarious Pato – show up in this story about the mysterious doors that always have something different behind them. Pato jumps into one of theRead 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 ...

Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky DVD {Giveaway}

“Peter Pan” is one of my sons’ favorite movies, so it was no surprise that they would also fall in love with Jake and the Never Land Pirates.  They were thrilled to be able to watch a full-length, high-speed adventure on the high seas as Jake and his crew race to save their ship Bucky from the sneaky Captain Hook. This movie did not disappoint, as there was action, fun, an appearance from Peter Pan, and even a fire-breathing dragon. Read More ...

Play Syllable Games to Develop Prereading Skills in Spanish {Printable Game}

It is natural for our chiquitos to play with the sounds of language and for us to play along. If you have little ones, you probably find yourself silabeando together – pronouncing words syllable by syllable. In Spanish, syllables define how to read, spell and accentuate words. Because syllables are so important, they are the basis for learning to read. In English, children learn to “sound out” individual letter sounds, but in Spanish children “sound out” syllables. Being able toRead 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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