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Spanish not your native language? You can still raise bilingual kids!

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First in an occasional series… Since we all have different stories to tell and our own ways of raising our kids bilingual, from time to time, we will invite a guest to contribute to SpanglishBaby. Today, we introduce you to the first one. We hope you enjoy it! The following is a guest post written by Karen:  Spanish learner, mother of two boys and blogger at Teaching and Learning Spanish. I have to admit that it is difficult to teachRead More ...

Reviews + Recommendations: Cody’s Cuentos

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This week, instead of bringing you a video, we want to introduce you to an online audio library of classic children’s fairy tales and original stories in Spanish, from our friends at Cody’s Cuentos. Cody’s Cuentos offers FREE (don’t you just love that word?) weekly podcasts of children’s stories narrated by professional storytellers who speak native Spanish with accents from Mexico, Argentina and Spain. ...

Yo Quiero Links!

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¡Hola a todos! Here’s this week’s roundup of links you might find interesting. There weren’t a whole lot this first seven days of March, although NBC’s Nightly News week-long series on Hispanics in the U.S., definitely count as more than just one! Enjoy… 1. We the People — Hispanic families balance tradition, languages. This is just one of several reports NBC aired this past week on the largest and fastest-growing minority in the country: Hispanics. The network reported on education,Read More ...

Are playgroups really that important?

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Playgroups. We’ve mentioned them in prior posts, the Multilingual Children’s Association recommends it as do our experts. Plus, the truth is they’re really fun. In an effort to show you just how important they really are, I’ve decided to use the playgroup Vanessa and I belong to as case study. I hope you enjoy reading about it… ...

The mistakes we make

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I hate to use the word “mistakes” because I think the journey can be difficult enough without adding any more pressure. Mostly I just wanted to compile a list of some of the things that parents have been known to do which have hindered the process of raising a bilingual child. They’re really meant more as reference than as a list of “thou shalt not” dos. While I was researching this topic, ...

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