Archive for October, 2009

Fun Friday with BOCA, Boca Beth and Halloween Fun!

Friday, October 30th, 2009

It’s been a wild week in the world of children’s DVDs and edutainment! 

With that being said, I’d like to wrap it up on a positive note, knowing that all of us as parents, teachers, business owners or whatever role we play in the future of our young children are doing what we feel is best for our children and their future!  And that’s simply the bottom line so I applaud all of us for being great role models.

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Now, do you want to play our Fun Friday game?  Simply be one of the first five people to answer the question below to win one of our Boca Beth bilingual DVDs (either Mi casa/My House or I Like Animals/Me gustan los animales  plus a BOCA puppet to help in the verbalization of the second language).  Simply post your answer below in the comment section on my blog – you cannot win by answering on Facebook or Twitter, you need to visit my Boca Beth blog at www.BocaBeth.net to post your answer!  Good Luck!  ¡Buena suerte!

What is the Spanish word for pumpkin?   

It’s that easy – just like the manner in which we introduce Spanish to English-speaking children and English to Spanish-speaking children.  We use a bilingual approach that is fun, easy and parents and teachers learn right along with the kids!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Happy Birthday to Me – Enjoy this FREE download of our bilingual song for celebration!

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Ready to help me celebrate turning 50?!?!   A FREE Download of our Boca Beth Happy Birthday song – click here!  Bilingual Happy Birthday song from the Boca Beth Program!  Enjoy!

We flew to Chicago, had amazing shopping fun on the Magnificent Mile, an unbelievable dinner at Charlie Trotter’s, and flew back to Florida for a surprise party from my family Saturday!

Here are the lyrics to our fun and easy to follow along bilingual version of Happy Birthday (find the CD here)!  (complete with cha-cha-chas!!!):

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday Dear Friend! 
Happy Birthday to You!

¡Feliz cumpleaños a ti!
¡Feliz cumpleaños a ti!
¡Feliz cumpleaños querido amigo!
¡Feliz cumpleaños a ti!

How old are you?
How old are you?
How old are you?
How old are you?

¿Cuantos años tienes tú?
¿Cuantos años tienes tú?
¿Cuantos años tienes tú?
¿Cuantos años tienes tú?

And here are suggested classroom activities to go hand-in-hand with this fun version (many feel this is the Mexican version):

Feliz cumpleaños/Happy Birthday (CD #2 / Song #6) Often times I do not even wait for it to be one of the children’s birthday – they love singing this song! Children love doing the “cha-cha-chas” so why wait?!?!?! Everyone gets a maraca and we do the “Cha-Cha-Cha” during the English chorus and the Spanish chorus of the Birthday Song! Sometimes I even get out a frog puppet for one child to hold and act out the part where our visiting frog says “Happy Birthday” towards the end of the song. On each CD there will always be this frog voice somewhere (on our first CD he sang in the Me gusta contar/I Like to Count Song).

() Recently it’s easy to find LED badges in local discount stores for around $15 – $20, and the children LOVE being the birthday child in lights as I program their name into the LED display saying “Brian is our Birthday Boy Today!” Cute idea for extra birthday fun!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Music Monday Presents Chances to Win Boca Beth Set and FREE Bilingual Lesson Fun

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Every Monday I continue sharing some version of our Boca Beth music – sometimes it’s a free MP3 download, sometimes a YouTube mini lesson, and today it’s a little of each!  Plus a link to WIN for FREE our Boca Beth bilingual fun stuff.

Read what Lisa has to say about our Boca Beth Spanish and English fun for young children:  “It’s great to play in your car and your kids don’t even realize they are learning. There also is the DVD I Like Animals. My kids really liked the video! Will enjoyed the animals (especially the monkeys), and Madison liked that she knew a lot of the songs they were singing; BOCA the lovable puppet was also a huge hit!  What kid doesn’t like puppets?”  Read all of what Lisa has to say here!

Here is a link to another amiga’s blog where she is giving away some cool Boca Beth products – very few entries as of today so your chances of winning are good!   Really good!  Hurry – the giveaway ends 10/21/09 !!!!

And below you will find a fun YouTube video featuring our bilingual version of the Happy Birthday song with the Mexican version of  how to sing Happy Birthday.  Did you realize there are about 15 different ways to sing Happy Birthday in Spanish.  It all boils down to which country or part of Latin America you hail from ……. enjoy this one with Cha-Cha-Chas!!!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Off to Keynote a Virginia Beach Early Childhood Conference

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Sooooo…..this is it!!!!

Our last Boca Beth and BOCA the mascot, language amigo keynote of 2009!

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  We will be singing songs in Spanish and English with early childhood professionals and family child care providers of Virginia.  These bilingual songs come from my Boca Beth Program and product line up that have won numerous awards and been listed on the US Department of Education’s linked site OELA (Office of English Language Acquisition).

See us in action on this fun YouTube clip – then call us toll free to book us for your next conference, community concert need or PTA event for families.

1.877.825.2622 or e-mail us at BocaBeth@BocaBeth.com

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Happy Educating!

Boca Beth

Music Monday Fun with Boca Beth and Bilingual Spanish/English Song

Monday, October 12th, 2009

I Know the Days of the Week / Yo sé los días de la semana  Download this FREE MP3 (link to the left) of our award-winning Boca Beth song that has even enjoyed the honor of being listed on the US Deparment of Education’s linked web site OELA (Office of English Language Acqusition).  Want to see our listing?  I keep hoping and praying that Arne Duncan will call me to discuss how to implement this fun and easy bilingual program of mine nation wide to meet President Obama’s request to ‘make certain your children know how to speak Spanish.’

YES!  That’s right!  Latino children learn English with our Boca Beth music & movement fun while Anglo children learn Spanish.  This bilingual methodology WORKS better than immersion millions report because it allows the young child the ability to hear and read his native language while also hearing and reading their new language.

In fact The Boston Globe reported last fall that immersion classes were causing anxiety in young children along with sleeplessness and nausea.  Read the article from The Boston Globe by clicking here  that really supports this bilingual (or addition learning method, parallel learning method) that we use at The Boca Beth Program.

Marian Lora, who recently moved to Framingham from the Dominican Republic, takes part in an English-immersion class at the Brophy School.

Not sure what the Boca Beth Program is all about?  Read about what makes us different here and learn more.  Have a Happy Monday!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Toddlers Learn Shapes in Spanish and English on Music Monday with Boca Beth

Monday, October 5th, 2009

This was a fun one to film!  (Ask our intern at the time, Adrien, who has no children yet!  It took about 40 minutes and 10 takes to get this much footage!  Too funny!)

Enjoy as two little amigos of mine learn their shapes/formas in Spanish and English with our Boca Beth bilingual song titled Yo sé mis formas / I Know My Shapes!  (It’s found on this CD at our web site!) 

After watching this fun learning video, play our FREE online game for children – go here!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth