Hispanic Heritage Month is a great opportunity to teach your kids a little more about their Latino culture. That's why today we want to share with you some ideas for activities you can do with them to celebrate their heritage and teach them to be proud of their roots.Continue Reading >
I still vividly remember how devastated I felt when my son's speech therapist said that we should only speak English at home. I felt greedy even thinking about another language, after all, he had just been diagnosed profoundly deaf. I've spent my entire career in Hispanic media so I know well what an asset Spanish can be. But it's so much more than that. It's the language of my heart and I'm saddened when I think about others who I love being shut out of mi mundo!Continue Reading >
Although I think we should celebrate our Latino heritage all year long, there's nothing wrong with taking advantage of Hispanic Heritage Month to help your children be proud of their roots. I'm not the expert when it comes to crafts, but my kids love them, so I make an attempt to do these with them whenever possible.
Here we share eight easy and fun Hispanic Heritage Month crafts to do with your kids so they can be even more proud of their heritage!Continue Reading >
Now that my son is 4 years old, I've realized it's time to redo his room, which I haven't really touched since he was a baby. That's why I've been looking at different decorating ideas and I came upon a lot of options that are perfect for those of us raising bilingual and bicultural children.Continue Reading >
Raising bilingual kids can get expensive. Between language learning classes and bilingual books, you can spend a small fortune. That's why I'm always on the lookout for affordable bilingual products that can help in my journey as I teach my kids Spanish. Check out the following 6 bilingual toys we recommend that will cost you $30 or less.Continue Reading >
Crafts are not my thing, but my kids love them and I've noticed how much fun they have when we do then, so I'm always on the lookout for those that manage to include culture or language. Luckily, there's an ever-growing list of blogs where you can find tons of activities & crafts that will make your kids' bilingual journey a lot more enjoyable.
Here are six of my favorite ones:Continue Reading >
Recently, I spent a few days at a press event with a group of Latinos and it was the first time in a very long time that I have been with a group filled predominantly with only Latinos. I was born in the United States. We all came here at some point and we assimilated. Eventually, we all begin to look alike and sound alike and who even knows what race is anymore? Who cares? We are all Americans. Only it does matter, in some ways.Continue Reading >
I've never been a fan of allowing my children to be online. I feel they're still too little and I'd rather they have fun doing other things. But now that my daughter is 7 years old and she's back in school, I need all the help I can get making sure she continues to be exposed to Spanish as much as possible.
That's why I recently started allowing her to be on my computer, but only if she's using one of the following excellent online resources in Spanish:Continue Reading >
When people ask me for advice in exposing their children to Spanish, I always start with the most obvious thing: You need to speak to them in Spanish as much as possible.
Here are 10 fun and simple things you can do to expose your kids to Spanish at home:Continue Reading >
Although it's never too late to learn a second language, it's much easier the younger you are. That's why I always recommend that if you want your children to grow up bilingual, you have to expose them to Spanish as early as possible. An easy and fun way to do this with your baby is through nursery rhymes.Continue Reading >