Roxana A. Soto
I'm a Peruvian immigrant who moved to Miami at 14. As a journalist, I've been creating bilingual/bicultural content for print, online and television for 20 years. My Puerto Rican husband and I are raising our two kids – Vanessa + Santiago – in gorgeous Colorado where they're growing up between two worlds and in two languages. In 2009, I co-founded SpanglishBaby, a site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children. My first book, Bilingual is Better, was published in 2012.I know I'm Latina when...
my children call me mami.
Roxana A.'s Latest Posts
Last week I wrote about the tools that make it easier to teach your kids Spanish. Today I want to share with you some of the characteristics you need to posses to raise bilingual kids successfully. I'm sure they will come in handy as you embark on this awesome journey!Continue Reading >
Besides patience and commitment--two very important qualities to possess when raising a bilingual child--I like to recommend the following list of tools when teaching your kids Spanish.Continue Reading >
One of the most common questions I get asked when other parents find out I'm raising my kids bilingual is how to go about doing the same thing. The simplest way to answer that question is: speak to your kids in the minority language as often and as early as possible. But the truth is that there are actually certain methods that can be implemented by a family to ensure they're kids grow up speaking more than one language.Continue Reading >
My kids are super excited about all the fun activities we'll be doing on July 4th--especially the fireworks at the end of the day. While I love that they get so excited, I also want to make sure they know what and why we're celebrating. Although it's hard for little kids to comprehend such complicated matters, there are ways to start teaching them important historical concepts. One of them is by reading them books related to the subject matter and since I only speak to my kids in Spanish, these are the ones we've been reading at home this week.Continue Reading >
I still can't believe it! Mexico played amazingly against the Netherlands, but it wasn't enough to help them go on to the quarter finals at the World Cup 2014--something they haven't accomplished since the 1986 World Cup they hosted--thanks to penalty called at the last minute that most consider questionable, to say the least. So sad! It was so close, but now Mexico is on its way home.
Fans wasted no time sharing their frustration, discontent and gratitude towards their Mexican team in social media... as did many Mexican celebs. Check out their reactions: