Archive for May, 2009

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Music Monday!

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Here we are on Memorial Day 2009!

Make it an amazing week ahead, and enjoy this fun bilingual song from our Boca Beth Program and my amiga from a Kindergarten Class at Lowry Elementary in Tampa, Florida.

El lunes de música / Music Monday with Bilingual Fun from Boca Beth

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Wondering what time it is?  Well, in Boca Beth land, it’s time to tell young children about telling time in Spanish/Español and in English/Inglés.  Use this fun Boca Beth bilingual song below titled What Time is it? / ¿ Qué hora es ? to bring these two languages together in your life today!

We provide many FREE resources to bring Spanish to life for little ones on our web site 24/7!

Happy Educating!  ¡ Sea feliz educando !

Boca Beth

Gracias Michelle Obama from our Boca Beth Bilingual Program for Children

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Too cool when the postal carrier for our neighborhood walked to the front door this week with an unbendable, oversized envelope from The White House!!!

I have been in contact with Barack Obama, his daughters Malia and Sasha, his wife Michelle, and his new Education lead/go-to guy, Arne Duncan.  I have shared with them our Boca Beth Backpack Set full of fun and easy to use bilingual CDs, DVDs, language learning book, puppet BOCA and maracas. 

I have informed them of how we here at the Boca Beth Program make it fun and easy to introduce Spanish right alongside English with music and movement for every monolingual and bilingual parent, teacher, caregiver. 

My autographed picture of Michelle Obama – our First Lady of the United States of America

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The letter she sent (okay!  okay!  I know she did not send it personally, but it’s the thought that counts!) is so nicely written and on official, embossed White House stationery….I am planning on having it framed! 

Thank you First Lady Michelle Obama.  You made my day!  You made my week!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Music Monday with Fun Boca Beth Beats

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Are you ready for some music / música?  Want to dance like this little chica?  Click on the YouTube video from us below!

Bailando to Boca Beth Beats

Bailando to Boca Beth Beats

Boca Beth brings Spanish and English together for little children with upbeat and easy-to-follow bilingual songs like the one below:

 

 

Here are the lyrics for this counting song and suggested circle time fun to help bring the bilingual educational fun to life!  

Me Gusta Contar

¡Me gusta contar! 
I like to count! 
¡Me gusta contar! 
I like to count!

Uno, dos, tres- 
One, two, three! 
Cuatro, cinco, seis- 
Four, five, six! 
Siete, ocho, nueve- 
Seven, eight, nine! 
Y diez- 
And ten!

Uno es one, 
One is uno.
Dos es two, 
Two is dos.
Tres es three, 
Three is tres. 
Cuatro es four,
Four is cuatro. 
Cinco es five, 
Five is cinco. 
Seis es six, 
Six is seis. 
Siete is seven,
Seven is siete.
Ocho es eight,
Eight is ocho.
Nueve es nine,
Nine is nueve.
Diez es ten,
Ten is diez.

(repeat first chorus to end song)

 

 

Me gusta contar/I Like To Count (Off the first Boca Beth CD) Ask the children if they remember how to count from 1 to 10 in English. Count together using your fingers for visual aides. Then ask if anyone knows how to count from uno a diez (or desde diez) in Spanish and count together again. Have each child take a musical instrument, tell them we will be counting from 1 to 10 in Español e Inglés/Spanish and English, dancing in a circle/circulo and have them follow you, the teacher, around in a dancing circle to sing the song. When it comes time in the song after ten or diez I ask the children to “STOP” “PARA” and make noise/hace ruido until the words begin again. It’s a conga line for counting and the children and adults love the bilingual fun!

Want a free coloring/activity sheet for numbers 1-5 in English, Spanish and Sign Language?  Click here for your FREE sheet now!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

BOCA Visits Target Store for Cinco de Mayo Fun!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

boca-goes-shopping-at-target  I finally let the little guy have his way on Cinco de Mayo! 

I took BOCA to our local TARGET store and let him share some Latin American goodies with the staff and even shake his little top feather in celebration of Cinco de Mayo today!

Sounds crazy?

It’s not … BOCA and I continue to dream of our fun Boca Beth bilingual CDs and DVDs landing in the Early Learning/Little People section of the TARGET toy area some day soon. 

Dreams are great!

Goals are good!

Anyone know the way to their TARGET store?  WE DO!!!!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!  Boca Beth

 

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Music Monday! Enjoy Boca Beth's Bilingual Version of Chocolate!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

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Chocolate   (Click the word chocolate to play the song!)

Who doesn’t love this traditional Latin American song titled Chocolate (which is spelled exactly the same in English as it is in Spanish – just pronounced differently my friends!).

So enjoy our Boca Beth bilingual version of this fun song and mix up some chocolate for tomorrow’s celebration of Cinco de Mayo!

Straight off our 4th CD that is only $6.99 (with free shipping all month long).

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Fiesta Friday with Boca Beth – Win a Bilingual T-Shirt and Activity Book

Friday, May 1st, 2009

¡Fiesta Friday!  Party Friday!

It’s our new tradition here at Boca Beth in Tampa, Florida!  Each Friday we have a theme, and today I want to help you get ready for Cinco de Mayo that is coming up this Tuesday/martes!

E-mail me for your Fiesta Fun Sheet – it’s something I used to provide parents who booked me to entertain during their child’s birthday party!  Some cute food ideas, craft ideas and more for a Fiesta Theme that will fit in nicely with any Cinco de Mayo Celebration.   E-mail me at BocaBeth@msn.com, and I will send you the sheet (put Fiesta in your subject line please).

The crowd moves and grooves with bilingual song from Boca Beth

The crowd moves and grooves with bilingual song from Boca Beth

I know my fellow teachers from the National Head Start Conference where I just presented two dynamic workshops on how to bring Spanish and English together for little children ages birth – five will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo in their classrooms!   Thanks Head Start for all of the fun, the connections and the interested attendees!

To win this cool Boca Beth bilingual t-shirt for your child or for yourself plus our 44-page coloring/activity book that is approved for Early Literacy Skills because both languages are presented on each page, simply comment below about your favorite way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in years past (it might even have been with Margaritas!).

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth