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eBooks: A Great Option for Bilingual Kids

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Last week, I wrote a post about some of the things I’ve done to ensure my daughter Vanessa loves reading in Spanish. One of those things is leading by example. But since I read a lot more eBooks than regular books these days, I figured the time had come to show Vanessa what I’m doing every time she sees me with my Kindle. I mean, I think she had an idea because I might have shown it to her before,Read More ...

How I Got My Bilingual Daughter to Love Reading in Spanish

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How do you enforce bedtime for a 6-year-old who’s begging you to let her read two more pages? You don’t. Or, at least, I don’t. Vanessa gets so excited about what she’s reading that I have a really hard time telling her she has to stop. I mean, it’s not like she’s staying up way past her bedtime. I’m just allowing her to stay up an extra half an hour or so. And, you know what? I’m totally fine withRead More ...

To Boost Reading Skills, Latino Children Need More Than Books They Identify With

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An article published earlier this week in The New York Times titled “For Young Latino Readers, an Image Is Missing” has created a flurry of commentary about the dire need for more children’s books with which our Latino kids can identify. In other words, more children’s books with characters that look like them and with storylines that speak to them. While I would love nothing more than to see all Latino authors been given the opportunity to be published, I’m having aRead More ...

Reading and Your SpanglishBaby

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After listening to a podcast of The Parent’s Journal with Bobbie Conner and her guest Tracey Wood (July 16, 2012), a children’s reading specialist, I realized I needed to stop dragging my pies and begin to investigate how to implicitly teach Sofía to read.  Yes, she’s only three-years-old, but really the reading process begins at birth (if not before) by constantly reading, rhyming, singing, reading, reading, and reading to our bebés. There are also many studies that indicated that children, who learnRead More ...

Read to Your Niño!

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BabyCenter en Español has released the results of yet another survey. This particular survey was about fathers and how they interact with their children. Here is the data that caught my eye: Actividades preferidas que los papás disfrutan hacer con sus niños: • Jugar con él: 60% • Dormir con él: 18% • Bañarlo: 13% • Leerle un cuento: 1% • Otra cosa: 9% Source: BabyCenter en Español Do you see that? Favorite activities for fathers to do with theirRead More ...

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