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SpanglishBaby Talks: Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson on Fatherhood and “FREE BIRDS”

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The new animated film “FREE BIRDS” is landing in theaters on November 1st.  The film arrives just in time to save a few turkeys before Thanksgiving.  SpanglishBaby had the opportunity to attend a “Free Birds” roundtable interview with Jimmy Hayward (Film Director) and male voices Owen Wilson (Reggie) and Woody Harrelson (Jake), along with being able to attend a preview of the movie. The movie is sure to be a “Fall favorite.”  This hilarious, adventurous comedy is for audiences ofRead More ...

Hispanic Heritage Month: On Raising Two Little Latino Americans

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My husband claims I’m obsessed with being Latina, (and maybe he’s right), but I just can’t fathom the idea of not teaching my kids about their roots because that’s part of their identity. As the Peruvian mother of two first-generation Latino Americans, I take every opportunity I get to teach them to be proud of their Latino culture. In essence, we celebrate our Hispanic heritage every day through the food we eat, the language we speak, the music we listenRead More ...

Tips to Make Your Children See Why They Need to Speak Spanish

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One of the most common struggles for parents raising bilingual kids is getting their children to speak Spanish. This is especially true once the rebellion stage hits and children refuse to use their minority language making their parents extremely frustrated. Bilingualism experts agree that one of the most important tasks for parents raising a child with two languages is to create a perceived need for the minority language. In other words, your kid HAS to feel there are some circumstances inRead More ...

Recommendations for Immersion Travel in Peru

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The past couple of summers, my family and I have taken vacations that have enabled us to be immersed in Spanish. Our goals have always been to improve our language skills, to learn about and visit the historical sites throughout the country, and to experience the culture. My previous SpanglishBaby posts about our travel experiences always included information about our activities, our Spanish classes, and the home-stays. In the comments section, there were often requests for further information and moreRead More ...

Our Summer of Spanish

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Even though we’re only half-way through the summer, my children are going back to school on Monday. So, for all intents and purposes, our summer is almost over. And what a summer it has been! Vanessa and Santiago have been immersed in Spanish all.summer.long and it has been an experience like no other. First, as many of you know, we spent a whole month in Puerto Rico with my husband’s side of the family where my children were not only fully immersedRead More ...

Because Every Mami Deserves a Break!

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When I was young, and still lived back in Peru, whenever anyone in my family traveled to the United States, I used to ask for two things: bags of Kit Kat and teen magazines. My love for these delicious chocolate wafers only grew once we moved to Miami and I could get my fill as often as I pleased. I think the main reason why I love Kit Kat so much is because they’re not super sweet or full ofRead More ...

Tips for a Successful Family Immersion Trip Overseas

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  Editor’s note: To go along with our SpanglishBaby Live Google+ Hangout about immersion travel, we’ve prepared a whole week of posts about this topic. Our first one is by Susan, one of our regular contributors, whom we would’ve loved to have as a guest on the Hangout, but who’s unable to join us because of her job as a Spanish teacher. Susan, her husband and her two trilingual kids will go on their third immersion trip — their secondRead More ...

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