B is for Bilingual Books for Babies

B is for Bilingual Books for Babies

Every time I walk in the diaper aisle at the grocery store, I can't help it to smile and remember the time when I had little babes with me. It's so crazy that my youngest child is a preschooler now!  It's even crazier that the days of diapers, strollers and bibs are gone. Many of my friends are just starting to plan families so they usually ask me questions about...Read More
13+ Disney Songs in Spanish

13+ Disney Songs in Spanish

Two weeks ago, Disney Parks invited some #WeAllGrow Summit attendees to Disneyland. It was my first time at the happiest place on Earth without my children so everything reminded me of my kids: the castle, the mickey mouse ears, even some spots at the park brought nostalgic memories of our past visits. However, when the main characters of The Beauty and the Beast surprised the public with a dance, I remembered...Read More
Fun Activities and Resources to Teach Numbers in Spanish to Children

Fun Activities and Resources to Teach Numbers in Spanish to Children

My toddler attends a two-year old preschool class where he is learning a lot of fun stuff. Although I am very happy and thankful with his new experiences, this stage reminds me to be more intentional with his Spanish learning. For example, he started learning numbers last week. So I want to make sure I can teach numbers in Spanish at home. I have to confess that he is obsessed...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
6 Tips To Learn Spanish When You Are An Adult

6 Tips To Learn Spanish When You Are An Adult

Every Friday night I teach Spanish beginner lessons to adults at my local community center. I enjoy seeing their determination to become bilingual. Although children have a sensitive period for learning a language, it is never too late for an adult to pick up a second language. Whether you want to travel or retire in a Spanish-speaking country, get a better job, or learn a new culture, I believe that learning...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
5 Language Learning Outdoor Activities For Your Children

5 Language Learning Outdoor Activities For Your Children

Raising bilingual or multilingual children is a continuous process that requires perseverance, effort and time. The good news is that it doesn’t need to happen inside of four walls for it to be effective. Take advantage of the nice weather and try these 5 language learning outdoor activities. Whether your kids are beginning their language learning journey or they are already at an advanced level, they will enjoy practicing their language...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
The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Playlist in Spanish

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Playlist in Spanish

  If there's something that I miss about Valentine's Day in Latin America is the music that is playing  in every store we go. This day known as "Día del Amor y La Amistad", "El Día del Amor" or "El Día del Cariño" celebrates love with flowers, chocolates and romantic music. If you are a Spanish learner, you can also boost your Spanish with music. In fact, the romantic Valentine's Day playlist is...Read More
15 Traditional Nursery Rhymes in Spanish

15 Traditional Nursery Rhymes in Spanish

  I grew up listening to these nursery rhymes; they are fun, catchy and very popular in Spanish-speaking countries. It is interesting to me how nursery rhymes preserve a culture that spans generations while contributing the foundational skills children need in their oral development. If you are teaching Spanish to your children, these beautiful melodies are great resources for language acquisition. Let me know which one is your favorite one!...Read More
How To Win The Bilingual Rebellion Stage

How To Win The Bilingual Rebellion Stage

Throughout the school year my kindergartner studied every continent of the world. When they studied South America, I presented a brief power point slide about Ecuador. My girl dressed up with the traditional Ecuadorian clothing and shared some chifles (plantain chips) with everyone at the end of our presentation. Her peers showed special interest in the Galapagos turtles and the snakes of the Amazon. It was heart melting to hear my...Read More