Traditional Song of the Holiday Posadas

From December 16th to the 24th the traditional Posadas take place in Guatemala. Every night the group accompanying the procession visits three houses and singing the following song a ritualistic dialogue takes place in which Joseph and Mary search for a place to spend the night. The Pilgrims (Outside) In the name of heaven, I … Read more

The Posadas in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country filled with traditions and customs. This becomes more evident with the arrival of the holiday celebrations, which according to the Guatemalan historian Celso Lara, are some of the most beautiful in Latin America. Traditions in Guatemala are a fusion of elements and beliefs of Arab, Spanish and Mayan origin. The December … Read more

Semana Nacional de la Vacunación Contra la Influenza

Del 2 al 8 de diciembre se celebra la Semana Nacional de la Vacuna contra la Influenza. La influenza es una enfermedad contagiosa grave que puede requerir hospitalización e incluso llevar a la muerte y es mas común durante los meses de invierno especialmente de diciembre a marzo. Se estima que la influenza, también conocida … Read more

Pumpkin Arroz con Leche

Arroz con leche is one of my favorite desserts . It reminds me of my childhood and I like it because it’s easy to make and I usually have all the ingredients I need to make it in my pantry. Now that I live in the United States I like giving my Arroz con Leche … Read more

Arroz con Leche Classic Recipe

Arroz con Leche: Classic Recipe Ingredients ½ pound of long grain rice 2 ½ cups of milk (you can use 1 ¼ cups of whole milk and 1 ¼ cups evaporated milk) 2 cups of water 1 cinnamon stick ½ cup of sugar ½ teaspoon salt Preparation In a heavy sauce pan put the water, … Read more

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Ingredients: 2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon 1 Tsp Ground Ginger 1 Tsp Allspice 1 Tsp Nutmeg Mix all ingredients in and store in an airtight container.

Bilingual Book Review: Relativity/ Relatividad

Relativity Relativity is a bilingual book that explains the concepts of high, low, near, far, hot, cold, etc.  and how these are relative depending on what two things you are comparing. Written by Michael Smith with illustrations by Octavio Oliva this book is a great tool to teach children critical thinking.  Everything in this world … Read more

Latino Halloween: Halloween Videos in Spanish

Halloween or El Dia De Las Brujas can provide a great opportunity to reinforce Spanish at home with fun Halloween themed videos in Spanish. Here are some of our favorites: Sesame Street Halloween Video  You can get the complete video HERE or download it for your iPad HERE. The Monsters Bilingual Song by Music with … Read more