How Social Media Allows Me To Share My Culture With Others

Social Media lets us reach more people faster and with less effort, it makes it easier for us to communicate and it lets more people find us! But what about sharing? According to the dictionary sharing means to use, participate in, enjoy, receive, etc., JOINTLY! Social Media lets us share small details of our lives … Read more

5 Last Minute Carnaval Crafts & Activities To Do With Your Kids

Carnaval, the period of time just before Lent, is celebrated in many Latin American countries in different ways. Because it precedes days of sacrifice, Carnaval is a celebration that involves costumes, dancing in the streets and parades. So Carnaval is today and there’s no time to prepare anything. Don’t worry, the important thing about celebrations … Read more

Cascarones are a Guatemalan carnaval traditions, learn more about Carnaval traditions on Guatemala.

Cascarones & Pica-Pica: Memories of Carnaval in Guatemala

Carnaval in Guatemala, like in many other cultures around the world, is a tradition of religious origin, which is celebrated on Fat Tuesday, right before the start of Lent . In most parts of Guatemala we don’t have a huge celebration like Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Two exceptions … Read more

Read Conmigo Fostering Biliteracy with Free Books in Spanish!

Inifinity’s Read Conmigo Program Sends you Free Books in Spanish! Infinity Auto Insurance has embarked on a mission to reinforce the educational advantages of bilingual literacy. In May of 2011 they launched Read Conmigo, a non-profit program for Latino families across the country. Read Conmigo’s mission: to enrich the learning environment of bilingual households, one … Read more

Best Educational Spanish Apps for Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is a great tool for helping children learn Spanish interactively. Most apps for Android are compatible with the Kindle Fire and already there are a few bilingual and Spanish apps available and the best thing is that new ones are popping up every day. Here are our favorite ones so far. Please … Read more

GROWING UP BILINGUAL BOOK DRIVE!!

THERE IS NO BETTER GIFT FOR A CHILD THAN A BOOK!! As part of the Dual Language Learners Committee for South Florida, we have been working on supporting parents to keep their home language and culture alive. This has great advantages for the children’s future success in school, as well as for entire family and … Read more

Spread the Word About the Benefits of Bilingualism

Why is this still big news? As I am reading yet another article on how bilingualism is beneficial for everyone I wondered why this is still treated like big news. There are so many people all over the world who are bilingual and multilingual and we are all living with the benefits that come from … Read more

The Importance of Reading and Conversation

Your child learns language in a natural way through conversations. Here are some ideas to improve communication in any language. Listen to your child. Let your child know that his stories and conversation are interesting to you. Make comments and ask questions that encourage him to explain and talk about what he is doing. When … Read more