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Spanish Bug Books for Toddlers and Kids

Spanish Bug Books for Toddlers and Kids

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...

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The Best Spanish Board Books for Babies & Toddlers

The Best Spanish Board Books for Babies & Toddlers

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...

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3 Must-Own Books for Every Spanglish Home

3 Must-Own Books for Every Spanglish Home

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...

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50 Picture Books Every Spanglish House Needs

50 Picture Books Every Spanglish House Needs

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,...

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Creating JOY in the Bilingual Home

Creating JOY in the Bilingual Home

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....

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Thankfulness: The Practice of Perspective

Thankfulness: The Practice of Perspective

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...

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Bilingual Preschool at Home: A Peek Into Our Day

Bilingual Preschool at Home: A Peek Into Our Day

Inside: Bilingual preschool at home.  This post was written as part of a Multicultural Kid Blogs Round-up for A Day in School Around the World. Welcome to our bilingual preschool at home in the U.S.! We woke up to a cloudy, cool day. This is a rarity for North...

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Motivating Kids to Use the Minority Language

Motivating Kids to Use the Minority Language

Last night I was curled up on the couch with Janio (3), reading before bedtime. He brought some of his favorite books, one of them a book in English with little farm stories. I usually translate the stories into Spanish as I read aloud. It makes it less relaxing for...

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Hey! I’m Elisabeth, a teacher and mom raising two bilingual kids in the Peruvian jungle. Read our story here. I love digging up the best Spanish resources for all you busy parents and teachers!

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