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The HP Pavilion dv6 – Everything a student could need (y más!)

Last week I told you about my new HP Pavilion dv6 and how totally chévere it is. Next week you’ll have a chance to win one in SpanglishBaby’s giveaway, (made possible by HP and Intel) – but this week we’re going to tease you a little more by telling you about what this baby can do – and giving you some specific ideas on how your student can make good use of it. HP Pavilion dv6 Features: • HP SimplePassRead More ...

Bean Bag Toss Activity {Printable Activity Sheet}

Bean Bag Toss Objective: to reinforce listening comprehension, color and command recognition, and to encourage fluency. Use colored bean bags or number bean bags. If you do not have bean bags, use colored balls. Set a small basket or bucket in the middle of the circle. Kids all stand up and you tell them “ Escucha-  listen! Explain the command  “ Tira- throw!” If you are reinforcing colors, say ‘ tira azul!. Only kids holding blue will throw the beanRead More ...

Putumayo Latin Beat {Giveaway}

It’s here! Take a tour around the world with Putumayo’s new Latin Beat album. This album features latin music that ranges from Salsa and R&B to Latin Pop; by artists based anywhere from the US, Cuba, and Colombia, to even New Zealand. In other words, it brings a variety of musical cultures together for a good time. Some of the artists that this album features are Moneda Dura adding the voice of Buena Vista Social Club legend Ibrahim Ferrer, Colombian’s Jontre and Mariposa Solar,Read More ...

Barbie: Princess Charm School DVD {Giveaway}

  If you are or have ever been a mom of a four year old girl you most likely weren’t able to escape the Barbie and Princess craze. We, for sure, have not and the proof is the box full of Barbies my girl loves to play with day in and day out.  Now she’s also fallen for the Barbie movies that have served to spike up her flourishing imagination even more, lots more. The newest Barbie movie in ourRead More ...

5 ‘Must-Read’ Books for Parents Raising Bilingual Children

Recently, I realized that we haven’t updated our list of recommended reference books for parents raising bilingual children in more than two years. Unlike other parenting topics, books on bilingualism do not abound. So, whenever a book in this subject comes out, we try to get our hands on it both for our own research and to share it with all of you. Last time we wrote about this subject matter, I gave you a list of 10 books IRead More ...

HP Pavilion dv6 – ¡Qué Chévere!

Thanks to the people at Hewlett-Packard and Intel, I am typing this on a brand new HP Pavilion dv6 with 2nd generation Intel Core i3 Processor. This is actually my second HP laptop. My first one served me very well for many years, but the technology of these newer generation computers is incomparable! The 2nd generation Intel Core i3 Processor keeps this laptop running smoothly no matter what I’m doing, which is typically a dozen things at once. You see,Read More ...

Los Pasos {Download Song + Activity Sheet}

Click here to download the song and here for the PDF with the lyrics and suggested activities. The download will automatically start as soon as you click. Check your computer´s download folder to find the files. Press the orange play button below to listen to the Los Pasos song. Los pasos by 1-2-3 Spanish Together Thanks to 1-2-3 Spanish Together–Bringing language, culture and fun together– for providing these activities and song. You can follow them on Twitter and Like their Facebook pageRead More ...

Earthquake Preparedness For Kids en Español {Printable Activity}

Open publication – Free publishing – More california Yesterday´s news about the quakes in the Washington area (the strongest one ever recorded in D.C.!) me hizo ponerme las pilas and I remembered this coloring book that Ashley Alvarado, from California Watch, had sent me some months ago and I never got the chance to share with you. It´s time. Growing up in a land like El Salvador where Earth always rumbles doesn´t quite mean you´re always prepared for an earthquake emergency.Read 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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