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Winners of the 2009 Latino Book Awards

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Last week, the winners of the 11th Annual International Latino Book Awards were announced during BookExpo America in New York City. In case you missed it, we’d like to share the winners in the children´s books categories with you so you can expand your home library. ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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¡Hola! You’ll find a little bit of everything in today’s links… 1) Los Cisnes Salvajes – Go over to Cody’s Cuentos so you can hear this classic from Hans Christian Andersen, the story of the sacrifice a sister is willing to make for her siblings. I love the way this was recorded by Maclovia. I wish I could tell Vanessa cuentos the way she does. Extremely enjoyable! ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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1. Exposure to 2 Languages Carries Far-Reaching Benefits - People who can speak two languages are more adept at learning a new foreign language than their monolingual counterparts, according to research conducted at Northwestern University. And their bilingual advantage persists even when the new language they study is completely different from the languages they already know. Yet another study that shows the benefits of learning more than one language... ...

Simple Tips for when Your Bilingual Child Refuses to Use Minority Language

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From all the reading I’ve done since the creation of SpanglishBaby, it seems to be that one of the biggest issues parents who are raising bilingual children eventually face is that their kids won’t answer back in the minority language – particularly after they start school. Although I really can’t envision this being a problem for us, I know I’m delusional – especially now that we live in Colorado! As I’ve mentioned in the past, I helped raise my nowRead More ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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Another week, another roundup of great stuff related to all things bilingual, including a summer reading list that you will love! 1) Census Bureau Estimates Nearly Half of Children Under Age 5 Are Minorities – The U.S. Census Bureau today released national population estimates showing that our nation is becoming older and more racially and ethnically diverse. The estimates found that nearly half (47 percent) of the nation’s children younger than five were a minority in 2008, with 25 percentRead More ...

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