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Las Chinas Y Los Baleros

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Playing is one of the activities that influences kids’ imaginations the most. I know that a lot of kids nowadays play with electronic gadgets, but some still like to play with the same toys that their parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents used to play with. I am talking about “traditional” toys such as balls, ropes, bicycles, “baleros” or dolls. Most Mexican traditional toys are made of pleasant materials and painted in lively colors, as most good toys are. Of allRead More ...

An Accordion With Verses {Spanish Language Activity}

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This game is a good activity for a group of 2 or more kids between 6 and 9 years old. It will help them write in a logical way, increase their vocabulary and have a better pronunciation. The idea was taken from a game called “Cadáveres exquisitos” played by surrealist poets at the beginning of 20th Century. You will need: ONLY ONE sheet of paper Different colored pencils- one for each kid A list of words that all rhyme withRead More ...

My Favorite Letter {Activity}

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Do you know what’s your kid’s favorite letter? It’s the first letter in their name! That is a letter that they usually recognize even before they fully know the alphabet. We can use this for an activity that will increase vocabulary and sharpen their reading skills even at an early age. All you need is a set of 3” by 5” index cards, a box to store them, a book and something to write with. If you are reading toRead More ...

Back to {Bilingual} School: Advice for Parents of Dual Language Students

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Editor’s note: We’re dedicating this whole week to Back to {Bilingual} School. We have a variety of posts that we hope will make the transition easier regardless of what your kids’ schooling situation is. We hope you come back all week to read the posts by our amazing guests and to enter the awesome giveaways we’ve put together for you!  Today´s post is must-read advice from a dual language program. Every Fall, monolingual parents ask me how they can support their children inRead More ...

Become a Published Bilingual Books Author! A Spoonful of Stories Contest

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CHEERIOS ® has kicked off a contest and search for the next great children’s book author….and the books are bilingual! Previous Grand Prize Winner Laurie Isop’s English-Spanish bilingual book, How Do You Hug a Porcupine? (¿Cómo abrazas a un puercoespín?), is being featured inside three million specially-marked boxes of Cheerios this Spring. Ron Rauss of Warrenton, Va. has officially been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2010 New Author Contest and will have his winning story Can I JustRead More ...

Fofos Baby Boutique: Adorable Hand Knitted Baby Sweaters

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I was recently lucky enough to recieve a Fofos handmade sweater to review for my six-month old baby, Lucia.  Before I sing the praises of the lovely sweater, I’d like to quote from www.fofosbabyboutique.com to highlight one of the things that sets this company apart: “Fofos Baby Boutique is excited to have partnered with the Obra Social Legaria in Mexico City, a not for profit association that helps low income Mexicans raise themselves out of poverty by giving them the toolsRead More ...

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