Archive for November, 2010

Cyber Monday Steals Save Kids from Breaking Trinkets, Cheap Toys and Stuff They Just Won't Use

Monday, November 29th, 2010

As a mom I am so tired of cheap toys that well-meaning family and friends find at the Dollar Store or Wal-Mart.  Aren’t we supposed to buying Made in the USA and keep jobs here in our country?

As a teacher I am so tired of buying things for my students that break within the first 5 minutes … can anyone say Oriental Trading!?!? Now, don’t get me wrong, I am just as guilty as the rest of us for falling into their quantity not quality trap … but we have to stop the madness!

Today our Cyber Monday Steals are just that!  Boca Beth CDs and DVDs at 40% off  (CDs starting at $4.19 and DVDs starting at 5.99).

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Use promo code:  CYBER  to save 40% on every CD and DVD from my company today only!  You can give the gift that keeps on giving – the gift of learning a 2nd language.

Here is the link to our shopping page of Spanish and English music CDs for babies, toddlers and preschool age children to enjoy!

Here is the link to our shopping page of Boca Beth bilingual education DVDs for kids of all ages to learn Spanish right alongside English (we even have adults using these fun products to wire their neural pathway connections for easier language acquisition!)

Ohhhhh, and the coolest deal of our Cyber Monday steals is the 80% off our 43-page bilingual coloring/activity book that features Spanish and English on every page.  It’s only $1 per book today with FREE shipping on any size order!  HURRY – buy for gift-giving this Christmas season and for well into next year at this link using promo code: CMBOOK.

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Happy Educating!  Happy Cyber Monday Shopping!  Happy PJ-Wearing, Gas-Saving Fun!

Boca Beth

Play a Bilingual Game and Win Lifetime Language Learning Skills!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

So many children love playing guessing games, and this one from our Boca Beth Program they will want to play again and again and again and…well, you get the idea!  It’s simply pure bilingual learning fun at its best!  Enjoy playing this game right after learning colors in Spanish and English singing to our Veo colores/I See Colors Song found on our first Boca Beth bilingual music CD.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7qyN3GJg-M   (This game is interactive on YouTube – make your choice with a click of your mouse!)

Happy Educating!     ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (A footnote to my post about not being on Amazon.com any longer is that we have joined Open Sky – the new way to shop online with trusted friends.  Check it out here because it is a platform that really lends itself to helping small business owners like me, Boca Beth, survive with the big guys out there!  Plus it makes shopping a personal and feel-good experience.)

We're Not on Amazon, But We'll Be in Your Living Room Tomorrow!

Monday, November 15th, 2010

web-ad-holiday-campaign As a small business owner I made the decision to sell on Amazon.com many years ago in spite of my initial hesitancy.  Two big fears made me NOT want to sell on Amazon.com:

#1    I did not want to see my Boca Beth bilingual CDs and DVDs sold used starting at $6.24 once someone had used the CD with their child and had moved on to another of our CDs.

#2   I did not want to see mean, spiteful reviews of my products intentionally posted by a competitor or by a not so kind person who sees nothing wrong with ripping apart someone’s creative and educational efforts.

I finally took myself off of Amazon.com quite a while ago and with the latest negative happenings on the site I know inside I did the right thing.  They, Amazon, are still THE giant in online retailers just as Google is THE giant in online search engines.  Here’s my quick story about my experience with Google AdWords…

I recall being part of the Google AdWords debacle years ago when Ads purchased via Google AdWords would be hit again and again and again via a software program that allowed companies to eat up their competitors entire daily budget of Google AdWords within minutes (leaving the competitor wondering what was going wrong with their Ad Campaign).  It was a tough lesson learned by many.  I was offered $1 for every $100 I lost due to the hacking of my daily ad campaign (I lost hundreds and hundreds of dollars), but that $1 had to be used towards future Google AdWord purchases.  **YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING?!!? I thought to myself.**

Now I do things my way, with kind people who have great intentions and love children and educating future generations of them!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-OSYzm1Tto

Join us for our Music and Movement Fiesta Fun TV show that premiers Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 10 am EST!!!!  Sign up for FREE on MomTV.com today to be ready to log in and watch my musical second language journey. 

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Joining First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign with Bilingual Boca Beth Fun!

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Let's Move   adances

You have heard about it!  You have read about it!  You have maybe even joined them on Facebook!

Our First Lady Michelle Obama launched a campaign titled Let’s Move to help our country’s children eat healthier, get up and move about, and learn about better choices to lead a healthier life.  Obesity has escalated among our country’s population and our First Lady has, fortunately for many, made this her passion.

   

Enjoy singing, dancing and playing to our Boca Beth Movin’ & Groovin’ song – right off our Physical Fitness CD titled Sing Along with Boca Beth!

Boca Beth has been helping children fight obesity since this CD was released in 2005 with 9 songs on the CD written specifically for fitness fun while learning Spanish and English!  Go here for the suggested movement activities that go hand-in-hand with each song.

Now enjoy learning how to say the parts of the body before or after you sing them:

Eyes/ojos, Ears/orejas, Head/cabeza, Mouth/boca, Teeth/dientes  (click the link and listen while you see the words)

Tongue/lengua, Eyebrows/cejas, Hair/pelo, Nose/nariz, Shoulders/hombros, Arms/brazos  (click the link and listen in)

Hands/manos, Fingers/dedos, Legs/piernas, Tummy/barriga, Hips/caderas, Knees/rodillas, Feet/pies(click link to left)

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Ready to watch a LIVE TV SHOW where you and your young children can learn Spanish AND English with music & movement fun? Click here to join MomTV.com for FREE and get ready for my show that Premiers Next Tuesday at 10 am EST!)

Bilingual Body Parts Beware! Boca Beth Has You Covered!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

bodyparts          bodyparts2So many fun ways to help children learn Spanish and English together! 

Did you realize experts agree that it’s just as easy for a baby and toddler to learn two words for one item as it is to learn only one word?

Hope you love these additional fun resources for kids to learn parts of the body in both English and Spanish:

First off, in addition to the Movin’ & Groovin’ bilingual song off our Sing Along with Boca Beth music CD we have a song called Where is My….? for the younger children asking where their eye/ojo, ear/oreja, mouth/boca, nose/nariz, hand/mano, and foot/pie are.  Click the link below to download the song and listen in.

Where is My…? / ¿Dónde está me…?     (click the link to the left to enjoy our first Boca Beth body parts song for kids)

Did you know that on our web site you have access to more than 140 bilingual language cards FREE that you can download and laminate for use with your young children and/or students?  Click this link to go to one of many pages of Spanish/English flashcards (I like calling them language cards because I do not like drill & instruction) and enjoy!

     

Later this week we will enjoy some bilingual books on this theme PLUS audio See It! Say It! files.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Movin' & Groovin' and Wigglin' & Squigglin'

Monday, November 8th, 2010

This is one of the titles from my many workshops and keynotes  that I present to fellow early childhood educators!  Makes you want to just get up and M-O-V-E, doesn’t it?!?!?!

Why not join in with this Boca Beth bilingual music video today and join us next Tuesday, November 16th for our Premier of my new show on MomTV.com titled Music& Movement Fiesta Fun!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOVQPyI09aM

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Not sure of what we were singing during that 3 minute and 23 second bilingual song for learning body parts in English and Spanish?  Go here for the words – look for about the 12th song down in the list!)

See It! Say It! Let's Learn a New Language!

Friday, November 5th, 2010

We all see it, don’t we?  The ever-shrinking world makes us acutely aware of how important it is to speak more than one language.

Stats are that 68% of the population has to SEE something in order to LEARN it!  Because of that I put up a See It! Say It! section on our web site almost two years ago where adults and children can SEE the English and Spanish word and/or phrase, plus they can HEAR the English and Spanish word and/or phrase.

I want to provide you audio links today on my blog to help you with the numbers one – ten, 1-10, uno – diez.  We will get them up on our site next week.  Until then … enjoy learning to speak a 2nd language.

numbersonetofive                One / Uno          Two / Dos             Three / Tres              Four / Cuatro           Five / Cinco

numberssixtoten                    Six / Seis            Seven / Siete        Eight / Ocho             Nine / Nueve             Ten / Diez

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Below is one of my favorite music videos that we shot over in Orlando at Adrenaline Films.  What fun it is learning a new language with music & movement fun.  You can feel the fun through the smiles on these children’s faces.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGsvRJ8gP9U

Libros for Little Language Learners – Scholastic, Amazon and Homemade Books!

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Early reading skills!  Ready to Read!  Literacy Skills for young learners!  We all know the importance of reading with our children and the lifetime benefits great reading skills reap!

  I want to share with you some fun bilingual books that reinforce the learning in our Me gusta contar / I Like to Count song.  Remember that YOU might get tired of the song being played again and again and again or YOU  may tire of reading one of these books again and again and again, but that is how the second language becomes part of the child’s brain, neural pathway connections and entire being!

Juanito Counts to Ten is a fun and endearing bilingual counting book found for only $2.49 and up used on Amazon.com

Lover Boy / Juanito el Carinoso: A Bilingual Counting Book (English and Spanish Edition)

¡Fiesta! brings to life counting in this Scholastic Book via a party!  Fun stuff and for emergent readers for only $5.95 right here at this link.  

Fiesta!And how FUN does this bilingual children’s book sound … Counting Coconuts / Contando cocos … found again on Amazon.com for only $3.34 used.  Check it out at this link!

Counting Coconuts/Contando cocos (Bilingual)

And if funds are low right now, why not make your own like I did a while back with some Pre-K children who loved singing and dancing in Spanish and English!  After our Boca Beth bilingual counting song, we made these books counting from 1 – 10 (see picture below).

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Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Here’s a fun and easy way to get a Boca Beth Beginner Set sent to the preschool or elementary school of your choice.  E-mail me from your iPhone, Smart Phone or FLIP Video a young child or children singing in Spanish and English to our Boca Beth I Like to Count Song or simply counting from one to ten in both languages for use on our web site.  Send the video file to BocaBeth@msn.com.  We will contact you about which school you want the $35 set donated to!  We will accept the first 3 entries!  Hurry!  Start capturing those little bilingual babies, toddlers, preschoolers or early elementary school age children on your phone or FLIP camera today!)

Basics of Counting to Ten for Preschoolers in English and Spanish

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Sounds so very simple – let’s count to ten!  Helping young children (even babies, toddlers AND preschoolers) learn how to do this in two languages is just as easy as teaching it in one language according to language learning experts!

Counting child

So join us in this fun bilingual song for children titled Me gusta contar / I Like to Count from our first Boca Beth bilingual kids’ CD!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdlFk8KPK8I

And if you want some extra resources to bring this bilingual learning to life, enter these two giveaways going on right now to win some of our Boca Beth music and movement fun!  Giveaway #1!        Giveaway #2!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth