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SpanglishBaby Celebrates La Navidad

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Culture/Traditions What Is Noche Buena? A Christmas Gift: 9 Villancicos Navideños {Printable Lyrics PDF} Christmas Carols for Posadas – Villancicos Para Pedir Posadas {Printable} Celebrating Las Posadas: From Mexico to the US Navidad in El Salvador Posadas in Mexico: The Largest Nativity Scene in the World Santa Claus: Does It Matter What Color He Is or What Language He Speaks? A Mexican Holiday in Pictures Your Bicultural Holiday Traditions — A series of posts written by bloggers and our contributors exploring howRead More ...

Moby Go Baby Carrier Review & Giveaway

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I love carrying my baby close to me. I carried Matías everywhere in London and now with Lucía I do the same. I like the feeling of having them close to me and I notice they are instantly soothed and just melt into my chest as they fall asleep. Other times, Lucía wants to be held and I simply can’t at the moment so in the carrier she goes!  I have vacuumed, washed dishes, done laundry and even sat downRead More ...

Real-Life Stories of the Impact of Global Vaccines #vaximpact

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Last August so many of you commented on my Blogust post to wish my daughter a happy 5th birthday and made your comment count as a $20 donation to Shot@Life. $20 is what it costs to give one child four life-saving vaccines. Those 267 comments from that one post translated into 267 children getting a chance to celebrate their 5th birthday, just like my daughter did. Collectively, the 31 bloggers that participated in Blogust were able to reach our goal of 10,000Read More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — Jan. 18

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Spanish is Second Most Used Language in Twitter from Fox News Latino — Amazing news considering that “60 percent of Latin Americans are still not on the Web.” Do you use Spanish in Twitter? I do! Mexican Teachers Adapt to their American Raised Students from PRI’s The World — A look at what’s happening on the other side of the border. As some Mexicans are going back home with their American-raised children who aren’t fluent in Spanish, Mexican teachers are struggling to communicate with themRead More ...

SpanglishBaby Celebrates La Navidad!

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I’m officially on vacation… and I couldn’t be happier. I don’t plan on doing much the next two weeks, except spend lots of time with my kids and my husband doing pretty much NADA! But before I sign-off until 2013, I just wanted to share with you some of the great Christmas content we’ve gathered throughout the years since we launched SpanglishBaby. After all, this is the fourth holiday season we’re celebrating! From posts about how we celebrate La NavidadRead More ...

Dino Time Activity Sheets in Spanish {Printable}

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On December 7, Clarius will be presenting Dino Time. Dino Time is a family comedy that follows Ernie, his sister Julia, and his best friend Max. One day when they are playing in Max’s father’s lab they trip a time-machine into operation and travel 65 million years into the past! There they meet a T-Rex named Tyra and her son Dodger. The series follows this group  through their prehistoric jungle adventures as they aslo face Tyra’s dinosaur rivals. We have shared threeRead More ...

Oral Tradition: Why All Bilingual Kids Need Cuentos, Leyendas and Refranes

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On any given night, you will find my husband, Toño, narrating leyendas and mitos to our four children before putting them to bed: the history of the escudo on the Mexican flag, the story of the hare outsmarting the coyote, stories from the Bible, or even Aesop’s fables. La llorona, David and Goliath, and Juan Diego and la Vírgen de Guadalupe trump Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood when Papi tells — and acts out — these traditional stories. InsteadRead More ...

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