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Putumayo Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Chá + more! {Giveaway}

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Established in 1993 with the intent to bring world music to the people, Putumayo World Music has become well known for their quality music compilations. Each CD’s beautiful cover art by British illustrator Nicola Heindl, is also not to be overlooked. Putumayo calls their target audience “Cultural Creatives,” – “a sociological term for [the] 50 million North Americans and millions more around the world with an interest in culture, travel and the arts.” … (I think the SpanglishBaby audience definitelyRead More ...

Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza on SpanglishBaby!

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You’ve told us you really like the giveaways we feature on SpanglishBabyFinds.  We love doing them –even if they are an insane amount of work — because this is our small way of constantly giving back for all that you give us every single day with your presence. Finding special items that enrich the life of your bilingual/bicultural child is one of the missions we take very, very seriously. Today, we’re hosting our biggest, hugest, grandísimo, enorme giveaway ever! SoRead More ...

Latin Party Anywhere {Giveaway}

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If there’s one thing we Latinos know how to do, it’s to party!  I don’t say that lightly. I take my salsa dancing very seriously. Problem is, I haven’t been getting much of it lately, and by “lately” I mean count in  years, not days or months.  This mamá doesn´t get to fiestar as much as she used to, or would like to. But, who´s to say I can´t dance whenever  I feel like it?  That´s just what I´ve beenRead More ...

Raising a Bilingual Child: A Real Gift

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The following is a guest post by Carolina Gomez founder of 1-2-3 Spanish Together. We are a bicultural family living in Boston, MA. My husband is from the United States, and I am originally from Colombia where I grew up and lived for the first two-thirds of my life. We are both bilingual, and although we learned our second languages as adults, without the opportunity to learn or being exposed to a second language as children, we understand each other’sRead More ...

Top Holiday Finds for Multicultural Families

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Instead of bringing you another guide of cool gifts for your children (any Find featured on this site is sure to Wow!), we´ve decided to showcase our Finds of things infused with the multicultural holiday spirit.  We´ve created a short but sweet list that ranges from cards, to music, to books, to sites doing the right thing. Just a quick search on Etsy.com with the keyword “Navidad”  delivers pages full of beautiful hand-made objects reflecting the spirit en español. OneRead More ...

Kid's music never tasted so good

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We mostly review CDs of children’s music with Spanish or bilingual lyrics, but Putumayo Kids Presents deserves a rank of its own.  The children’s and educational division of the well-known Putumayo Music CDs dedicate themselves to the mission of introducing cultures to kids through the art of music. And they do it very well. As a parent raising a bilingual and bicultural child, I appreciate companies that create materials that reach out to to this generation of global citizens. IRead More ...

Video of the Week::Ricas Frutas

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I’mfeeling like sharing a classic today.  This music video was created by the Plaza Sésamo production and was included in the Putumayo Kids Sesame Street Playground CD/DVD set.  This set is a great way to watch some favorite Sesame Street characters with their amigos around the world and to listen to music from different cultures. This song is called “Ricas Frutas” and features Mexcian signer Aleks Syntek along with Pancho, Abelardo, and Lola from Plaza Sésamo. ¡Qué lo disfruten! PlazaRead More ...

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