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Meet Mando! Sesame Street’s New Bilingual Latino Character

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I just got back from PBS’ annual meeting, which took place in Miami this year and where I had the pleasure of meeting “Mando,” Sesame Street’s newest bilingual cast member who is Latino. Ismael Cruz Córdova (Mando) is a charming and very talented 26-year-old actor who was born and raised in Puerto Rico and learned to speak English thanks to Sesame Street. I also had the chance to interview Carmen Osbah, who plays one of the other bilingual cast membersRead More ...

Sonia Sotomayor and 15 Celebrity Latinos on Sesame Street

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Season 43 of Sesame Street premieres on Monday, September 24th on PBS Kids and we were excited to see that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, an inspiration to all women and Latinas, will be making her second appearance on the show. This time around, she’s on the “Word on the Street” segment talking about the word “Career,” perfectly suited for the beloved “Wise Latina.” The new season will feature an exciting segment, “Elmo: The Musical!”, a new S-T-E-A-M curriculum, andRead More ...

Elmo and Sesame Street Helping our Kids through Tough Times

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It´s no secret now that SpanglishBaby is a real fan of Sesame Workshop and all they do.  They just seem to have it together…for real. In our case of parents raising bi-cultural and bilingual children they constantly give us tools to make the journey more fun and inclusive of our children. Especially in the case of promoting a  bilingual, bi-cultural and global awareness through their shows.  Remember Celia Cruz performing with a cast of muppets?  Or how about Global GroverRead More ...

Free Spanish Video Downloads for Kids:Aprende con Sesame

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Not sure if my discovery is going to come as news to you, but I definitely had a cathartic moment when I discovered Aprende con Sesame on iTunes. One of my best tricks for long car rides is to hand over my iPod to Camila so she can be entertained and mami can have some quiet time to attempt to put some thoughts together, or to at least watch the road ahead of me! The challenge I’ve had is findingRead More ...

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