Archive for August, 2008

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners Sing & Dance in Spanish – Giveaway to Win This Fun Way to Learn Second Language

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

It’s a new school year in many parts of our country, and many teachers have made a commitment to introduce Spanish as a second language to their preschool children and early elementary school students.

               Back to School with Boca Beth                                               video  

I feel so very blessed to be part of this movement as songs from all four of my Boca Beth music CDs are being blasted from CD players across our country. 

Check out this free YouTube mini lesson we provide educators, child care providers, homeschooling parents and families worldwide … demonstrating just how fun and easy it can be to introduce Spanish right alongside English (without having to take out 5 monthly installments to pay for the product!!!).  Follow this link for some Boca Beth fun!

Ohana Mama

Want to win some of the products from our Boca Beth Program – where we make it fun, easy and affordable to introduce Spanish as a 2nd language?  Check out my amiga/friend Sarah’s fun blog called Ohana Mama (just the name itself sounds fun!).

Sarah is hosting a fun giveaway of your favorite Boca Beth DVD and BOCA the puppet and language amigo.  Check it out – you only have until September 3rd at midnight!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Hillary Hits a Homer at Democratic Convention – And Our Children May Score Big!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Did I hear a politician say, “World-class education system?”  As a teacher and parent I can only dream about some type of follow-through on this point.  Could it ever be true that our U.S. Education system will be considered a model to follow?

Hillary Rodham-Clinton was amazing last night…nothing short of spectacular!!!  Even if you are not a registered Democrat or not a Hillary fan, everyone who witnessed her speech at the Democratic Convention last evening has to admit she was spot on.

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She never missed a beat.  She never licked her lips (a sign of nervousness and/or dry-mouth from such a lengthy speech).   She never once found any of us looking at our watches thinking, “Is she ever going to shut up?”

I had heard her live 4 years ago at a woman’s conference in South Florida, and she was great.  Last night she was exhilarating!

Thanks Hillary for allowing us to think we might truly be……

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

…And The Winner Is……The Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack Goes To….

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Wow!  What terrific replies to the giveaway for our Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack.

BOCA BETH Backpack Set

The contest ended Friday of last week.

The winner is Michelle who wrote: 

I am a Child Development Home Provider on a Military Facility and I attended your class at the Chicago Conference and had a blast. I also take care of a child with a bilingual Mother and I would love so much to be able to learn and teach the other children spanish as well. I think my kids would love the the CD’s the most, but I think they would also love the puppet too. We would also love the blue or green backpack!

Congratulations Michelle and the children in her family child care home!

And those of you who did not win this time around – look for a special e-mail from me personally with a cool offer to get this backpack at a huge savings with FREE shipping still being offered on our web site through this Sunday only!

Happy Educating Everyone!

Boca Beth

I Feel Like the Winner Today After Peter Shankman's Presentation and Book

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

For those of you who know me well . . . I am the first to give thanks to someone who treats me really well, the first to write a letter about an employee who went above & beyond or even the one to call the manager of an establishment to commend him on his staff.

I am so about good karma that sometimes I wonder if it gets in the way of me being a successful businesswoman . . . but then I think about me, where I have been and where I am going, and I know I am doing the right thing with every hand written thank you note I take the time to write Conference Organizers or every e-mail I send out to a thankful mom whose child loves my music!

Today is one of those days where again I was into the good karma stuff.  Peter Shankman of HARO (Help A Reporter Out) – check out his website here if you have not heard of him and you should know about this guy because he is happening and just plain funny and fun to be in the presence of – was here in Tampa speaking on social media and how to run a company being aware of how it changes constantly.

His presentation at lunch was entertaining and informative!  And best of all I bought his book titled Can We Do That?!  Outrageous PR Stunts That Work – and Why Your Company Needs Them … check it out here

Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work--And Why Your Company Needs ThemMy whole weekend will be spent reading this great book!

Again – for those of you who know me – you know how much I want to bring this Boca Beth company national and international, and now that we have BOCA the language puppet and amigo as a 7 foot tall costume character, I KNOW there have got to be some great PR stunts I can pull off with that guy and my bilingual fun beats!

Here’s to Peter!  Here’s to inspiring others to think different!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S.  (Remember that the winner of our Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack Giveaway will be chosen at random today at 5 pm EST …. read down about three posts below to see how you can still enter!!!!!)

Do You Have Time for a Boca Beth Survey to Help Our Bilingual Company Get Better?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

As we get ready to give away our Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack in only 2 days, I have a very short but very helpful survey for you to answer if you could.

We really care what you have to say about our Boca Beth bilingual fun products and the way we do things here.

Simply click on top of this sentence, and you will be taken to the survey.

Gracias/Thank you –

Boca Beth 

Starting the New School Year with Spanish and Laughter

Monday, August 18th, 2008

As a former classroom teacher (more than 10 years in the elementary ed level and two years of preschool) I remember those first day of school jitters!  Not only are the children nervous, us teachers get nervous and lose plenty of sleep the night (and even the week!) before!

Lightening up and laughing more should be the first thing all of us focus on this new school year.  Whether we are stay-at-home moms, homeschooling families,classroom teachers or family child care providers . . . laughter really is physically good for all of us (laughter increases blood flow and protects the heart) and allows us to be more childlike so that we might connect better with those innocent children we reach daily.

And introducing Spanish as a second language this year will prepare your children for what is certain to be a very global economy in which they will live as adults.  Read my article here on Starting the School Year with Spanish! 

It makes sense, and it makes their lives that much richer. 

Spanish and English language cards from Boca Beth

Want some free resources to bring Spanish into your home or your classroom.  Click here now for FREE bilingual resources from our Boca Beth Program, and stay tuned for weekly mini lessons on YouTube and free curriculum ideas.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

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Boca Beth Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Okay amigas / amigos / friends!

It’s almost Back-to-School time for us here in Florida!

So that means it’s time for me to give away a fun, bright, edutaining, $79.99 Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack!!!

Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack

Here is how you can win one of these great Language Learning Sets that helps make it fun and easy to introduce Spanish and English together every day in your home, your car, the hotel, Grandma’s, and the classroom!

Comment on which part of the backpack set you think your family will use the most by visiting this link to view the entire content list of the Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack.  And tell us which color of backpack you would want should you win!  You may comment more than once if you have your own blog or web site where you wish to share the information one more time!

Contest will end August 22nd at 5 pm EST!  Winner will be chosen randomly!  Good luck!  ¡Buena suerte!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

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Boca Beth Fun at Hermosa Shorts Film Festival

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Wow! 

I Love HARO – Help a Reporter Out!

I Love Hermosa Beach!

Hermosa Shorts Film Festival

So why not become part of a gift bag for attendees at the Hermosa Shorts Film Festival being held this weekend in my favorite state – California!?!?!?!  We sent over some great silent auction Boca Beth Bilingual Backpacks PLUS our new music videos in DVD format.  Have fun Hermosa Beach families!

I found out about Tom and his team at the Hermosa Shorts Film Festival and their Saturday Matinee fun for families through Peter Shankman’s HARO.  If you are a reporter and need great sources or if you are an entrepreneur like myself, then you REALLY need to subscribe to Peter’s daily queries and FREE FUN!

Off to Texarkana College in a few hours to share my Boca Beth Passion for 2nd language learning with young children and their preschool educators and care providers!  Love this part of my life!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth