The Beauty of the Andean Music

The Beauty of the Andean Music

I learned about Daria's work when I wrote this post about music around the world. Her cd album named Cancioncitas De Los Andes / Little Songs Of The Andes caught my attention the most. Not only because it features the traditional music of the area where I am from, but also it reminds me of my mother.   RELATED POST: Quechua Words That Are Widely Used In English As most of the Ecuadorian people, my...Read More
Children’s Shows That Kids in Latin America Grew Up With

Children’s Shows That Kids in Latin America Grew Up With

"What were your favorite children's shows when you were my age" my eight-year-old asked me a few weeks ago. That simple question brought me back fun memories filled with tall boots, cones and colorful headbands.   In the early 90's, there were talented artists singing for a generation of children in Latin America. They had their own television shows that were aired on public channels during the weekends or specific...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
18 Popular Latino Christmas Songs

18 Popular Latino Christmas Songs

Related Post: 10 Latino Themed Christmas Books The very first song that I learned in English was "Jingle Bells." I am pretty sure my pronunciation was wrong but learning that equivalent song of "Navidad, Navidad, Dulce Navidad" gave me confidence to keep learning English and helped me to easily connect to a different culture than mine. This is why I love introducing to my children the Christmas songs (villancicos) that I grew...Read More
Learning about Celia Cruz

Learning about Celia Cruz

Last night we start reading a bilingual biography series of significant man and women of Latin America. The books of this series are great to introduce important components and people of the Latino culture to our children. Our favorite book of the series was My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Rafael Lopez. This book talks about...Read More