6 Bilingual Books for Day of the Dead

6 Bilingual Books for Day of the Dead

The other day I bought some Catrina-shaped band-aids at my local grocery store. When my kids found out about them, it seemed to me that they were having "boo-boos" every five minutes. Needless to say, the Catrina band-aids only lasted a few days! I like Catrinas, however, you should know that it was not always like that. Not long ago, those skeleton figures that are prevalent during the Day of the Dead...Read More
5 Children’s Books About Latina Women

5 Children’s Books About Latina Women

In a time where our country faces turmoil and division, teaching to our children identity and respect for our differences are not only important but imperative. The responsibility that I feel to raise girls who know who they are and what to stand for is a humbling and yet empowering experience. Since today is Women's Day, I'd like to highlight 5 children's books that feature Latina women who had shown strength...Read More
Around Latin America in Bilingual Books

Around Latin America in Bilingual Books

We just got back from our trip to Ecuador! It was a fabulous experience to have my children visit again the place that is so dear to my heart. (Check out our adventures on the gram!)  This recent trip to Ecuador was by far the busiest one; we were hopping from one place to another!  The girls are getting older so they are more interested to discover a country that seems...Read More
12 Bilingual Children’s Books About Mothers

12 Bilingual Children’s Books About Mothers

From Mamá Goose to Tortillas Para Mamá, discover our favorite bilingual children's books about mothers. They are the perfect gift to celebrate motherhood.     As my girls grow up, it's interesting to see how their preferences for books are also changing. They have pretty much graduated from Dora The Explorer's bilingual books and other similar titles that they used to love...ahem too much! But they haven't got tired of...Read More
Fun Easter Resources For Your Bilingual Kids

Fun Easter Resources For Your Bilingual Kids

Easter at my home is truly a multicultural occasion. We celebrate it with the traditions that I grew up in Ecuador and with those that my American husband has introduced to our family. I look forward to Easter every year. Not only the meaning of the Easter celebration is dear to me, but it's also a beautiful time since it marks the beginning of spring where we can feel the...Read More
Why Representation In Children’s Books Is So Important

Why Representation In Children’s Books Is So Important

One of the things that I enjoyed doing when my oldest child was a baby was to take her for strolls to the library. I needed some fresh air, personal time and more books to add to my collection. Altthough there were many interesting titles stored in the bookshelves, it was difficult to find diverse books where children like mine could see themselves in the pages of a book. Representation...Read More
3 New Bilingual Books From Lectura Books

3 New Bilingual Books From Lectura Books

When Lectura Books asked me to review their new bilingual books, I couldn't help to get excited over the fact that more books are available to help children in our country to see themselves and their families in the pages of a book. Representation is important and Lectura Books is doing an amazing job at helping to narrow the gap in multicultural literature by publishing books that can speak to underrepresented...Read More
The Essential Gift Guide For Bilingual Kids

The Essential Gift Guide For Bilingual Kids

Are you wondering what to give to bilingual kids on special occasions? I got you covered! This ultimate gift guide is a great resource for you to know what to buy for the child of your life. The following finds are the best our there to celebrate Spanish language and Latino culture. (This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I receive a small commission at...Read More
7 Ways to Teach Children About Ecuadorian Heritage

7 Ways to Teach Children About Ecuadorian Heritage

There is a Youtube song video where Ecuadorian immigrants sing to our home country, and every time, every single time that I listen to it, I cry. After the beautiful sounds of the instruments, my favorite part of the song is when they sing: "y mañana recordarás todo ese inmenso cielo azul que un día te cobijó. Ese amor que tienes aquí que te hará regresar...a tu lindo Ecuador."   I think often about that inmense blue sky that once covered me...Read More
6 Bilingual Children’s Books For Father’s Day

6 Bilingual Children’s Books For Father’s Day

Dads are important. Dads are crucial for the emotional well-being of their children. Their support also plays an important role when raising bilingual children despite if they are bilingual or not. Although my dad only speaks Spanish, it was him who motivated me to learn languages. As a monolingual parent, he made sure I had the opportunities and resources to be bilingual. He foresaw the benefits that his children would have...Read More
Frida Kahlo Inspired Flower Headband and Children Books

Frida Kahlo Inspired Flower Headband and Children Books

  Since today is Cinco de Mayo, I decided to highlight Frida Kahlo, a famous Latina artist who was very well known for her self portraits. Self Portrait/ The Frame/ 1938 Frida's art provokes strong feelings and sparks discussions about important issues. Although she lived in a different time, I feel Frida's paintings tells life as it is. Frida's life is an extension of her art considered an emblem of Mexican traditions. For...Read More
7 Christ-Centered Bilingual Books For Easter

7 Christ-Centered Bilingual Books For Easter

Is your family ready for Easter? Have you been looking for bilingual children's books for Easter? In Latin America and other countries in the world with a predominantly christian population, Easter is a solemn celebration where we remember the resurrection of Christ. There are processions, masses and other special activities for the ocassion. In Ecuador, we eat Fanesca, a traditional soup made of grains and fish that represents Christ and His...Read More
5 Reasons We Need Multicultural Children’s Books

5 Reasons We Need Multicultural Children’s Books

Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day where we celebrate and encourage the publication of multicultural children's books. In a period where our country is divided with hate speech, it is essential for our kids to have access to books that promote diversity. 5 Reasons We Need Multicultural Children's Books   i am saying 5 reasons, but there are actually millions of great reasons why we need more available multicultural children's books!...Read More
9 Children’s Books That Teach Kids About Latino Traditions

9 Children’s Books That Teach Kids About Latino Traditions

Before moving to the U.S, I never ate a pupusa or heard about the Day of the Dead celebrations with calaveras and papel picado. I also didn't know what "no manches" or "chapina" meant. I have enjoyed learning about other Latino traditions different than mine and get excited when I see the similarities of our culture between Latino people from different nationalities. There are many traditions that we all Latino share...Read More
10 Christmas Children’s Books Latinos Will Enjoy

10 Christmas Children’s Books Latinos Will Enjoy

  Wondering what to give your children for Christmas? These 10 children's books are the perfect gifts! They are great resources to teach our kids about Latino holiday traditions. Plus, there is nothing cozier than reading books by the Christmas tree lights. From Noche Buena to Posadas, the beautiful stories of these books will warm your heart while also teaching you a few Spanish words! ¡Qué lo disfruten! RELATED POST: 18...Read More