SPANGLISH LIVING POSTS
Inside: German children's songs: some introductory German music on YouTube, for learners. Let's state the obvious: I don't speak German, or know much about it!. However, I am working on a world music collection for Multicultural Kid Blogs and got some suggestions...read more
Inside: A collection of French songs for kids on YouTube. As we raise our two bilingual kids, I've always planned to introduce a third or even fourth language. While this has always been the goal, I've been pretty spotty on following through. My son is super...read more
Inside: Thing bilingual moms do. Mothering is interesting. So full of sweet moments!.. and also full of moments in which we would clearly choose teleportation of the entire family as our superpower. Sometimes I think my kids save up those "special moments" for the...read more
Inside: Spanish bug books for kids. My kids are really into bugs. Sometimes I'll find them turning over rocks in the yard to see what treasures they'll find underneath. I've had to study up to learn a lot of the names myself! Today I've collected my favorite books...read more
Inside: Spanish board books (or bilingual books) for babies and toddlers. The earlier you start introducing language, the better. Studies show, in fact, that babies recognize language sounds from the womb. By far, my favorite baby shower and birthday gifts have...read more
Inside: Free printable Holiday, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas cards in Spanish. Who's up for some holiday freebies? I've been busy putting together some cards that you can use at home or in the classroom for the winter holidays. Holiday & Christmas Cards in...read more
Inside: Recommendations on books for bilingual families and raising bilingual kids. I often start posts on bilingual parenting by describing the beginning: a new mom. Staring into my new baby's eyes, hoping I wasn't crazy to think I could raise him in Spanish. All...read more
Inside: Bilingual books in Spanish and English, for kids. No Spanglish home is complete without a stash of bilingual books for kids in Spanish and English. Thankfully, there are more and more available now! I often walk in the door exhausted after a day of teaching,...read more
Inside: Joyful bilingual parenting, as part of the “A to Z of Raising Multilingual Children” series, from the Piri-Piri Lexicon. Good teachers know this about their students: they won't remember most of what you say. They will always remember how you made them feel....read more
Two years ago I was very pregnant with my second baby, living in my parent's basement. We only planned to stay a few months, to "get back on our feet." Two years later, there we were still. It had been yet another year of constant car repairs, a failed business...read more
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