Archive for December, 2011

How to Shop in Your PJs and Change a Child’s Life!

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Sooooo…..you’re still deliberating over whether to get little Susie the doll on her list or be a practical relative and get the socks her mother mentioned she REALLY needs!

Let me help you solve the Christmas and Hanukkah shopping dilemma going on right now inside of your head and heart.

                                     SHOP MY COMPANY’S WEB SITE!

     There – I said it!  In this blog I walk a fine line between self-promotion as a small business      owner and education as an educator.

But during this time of gift-giving I feel compelled to say, “Give the gift of lifetime language learning this year.”

Buying one CD from my Boca Beth Program and Product Line-Up will lay a sound foundation of language learning that will follow any young child into their later learning academic life.

Experts say that thousands upon thousands of neural pathway connections are made between birth and five years old in the human brain.  That means that 90% of the human brain is developed by age 5.  Yes!  I said, “AGE 5!!!”

So give the gift that kids will love – they really DO love our Boca Beth Bilingual Beats.  Here’s a testimonial from little Hayden in Virginia who was 5 at the time of stating this:  I really like the songs and everything. It’s cool. I really like the puppet. I’m learning Spanish like uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis. We will have to get together someday BOCA BETH. My mom will have to plan it!

And give the gift that parents delight in their children receiving.  Here’s a testimonial from Patty who is a homeschooling mom in Florida:  We bought the BOCA BETH Beginner Set last year, printed off some of the free language cards and basically did nothing else with Spanish in our home. My older kids weren’t interested in helping the younger one out, and I was swamped with my first year of Homeschooling. Today, I put the DVD on for a break (LOL) and the 4 and 9 year olds watched together. They loved it and played with the puppets. After, the 8-year-old was looking through the cards to see what they learned. Later, in the car, I put in the CD for the 4 year old, and tonight she was singing at least 5 of the words she heard. She loved it! I can’t wait to add more to our collection now. Easiest way to teach the younger one

Discount code = JOLLY saves you 40% on everything on my BocaBeth.com web site (except the musical shakers).

  Free shipping is available every day for standard domestic orders (meaning not priority shipping and only in the United States).

A FREE CD, DVD, BOCA puppet or bilingual coloring/activity book goes with EVERY order through tonight (Sunday, December 18th at midnight) – you just HAVE to tell us in the comment box at check out which item you want shipped free with your order.

It’s all that easy!  Thanks for supporting a Made in the USA product line (80% of my items are made here in the U.S.).

Happy Educating!  Happy Shopping!

Boca Beth

P.S. (We will gift wrap your items too FOR FREE – ask for that also in the comment section at check out!)

 

 

Bilingual Books Help Young Children Learn the Spanish Alphabet

Friday, December 16th, 2011

It’s true!  The Spanish alphabet is different from the English alphabet!  

But it’s not so different that you and your child can’t learn it with my Boca Beth song titled Rappin the Spanish Alphabet (available as a FREE You Tube video from Monday’s blog post or on our More Boca Beth bilingual music CD which is only $9 with the 40% savings code of JOLLY for Christmas / Hanukkah shopping fun!).

I thought I would help you with some additional visual learning today by suggesting some cool books for the Spanish alphabet:

This book titled The Alphabet / El alfabeto is fantastic and is presented in  board book style for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning to read.      Experts agree that children CAN learn their native and a new language in  print by using tools such as this book with someone interacting with the  child during the reading time.

I realize it says it’s out of stock on Amazon, but you can find it other places (and check out the price of only Used at $1.22!!!!)

The Alphabet / El alfabeto (English and Spanish Foundations Series) (Book #1) (Bilingual) (Board Book) (English and Spanish Edition)Next up is this easy-to-use, interactive coloring picture book to help children learn the Spanish language and its alphabet.  It’s in stock and can be purchased for only $1.90 NEW!!!  I have found with Amazon.com that I bundle together a bunch of products and save on shipping from the same vendor so watch who are buying from and try to buy from them all of your items.

Lastly, keeping in step with technology, is a Kindle edition of what seems to be a very cool ABC Bilingual Learning Book.    For only $5 you download this animal themed learning game tool, and witness your child learning the alphabet in both English and Spanish from what they say!

My First Spanish ABC Picture Coloring Book (Dover Children's Bilingual Coloring Book)Alpha's ABC's Games

There you have it amigas and amigos!  A fun literacy-based wrap up to help YOU introduce the Spanish alphabet to your young children (and YOU might learn it right along with them!).

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Holiday Gifts for the Baby, Toddler and Preschooler in Your Life

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

To have another language is to possess a second soul.  ~ Charlemagne

I have kept that quote above my desk space for years and years as I execute running a small business.  Many believe this to be true in some levels of the sense Charlemagne was trying to convey.

  This week I shared a fun Boca Beth e-newsletter (What?!?!  You aren’t subscribed yet to   receive my e-mail communications that are FREE and full of second language learning tips?!?!).  Sign up right here on this web page – about mid-way down the page.

  I want to let all of my blog readers know about the cool FREE bilingual gifts we are offering through this coming Sunday night, December 18, 2011!  With any size order, using the FREE shipping that we always offer at my web site PLUS 40% savings using code JOLLY, you are asked to choose a FREE Boca Beth bilingual music CD for kids to learn Spanish and English or a FREE DVD that introduces both languages via music and movement fun or a FREE BOCA puppet or a FREE bilingual coloring/activity book that has been shown to improve early literacy skills.  Just tell us in the comment box which item you want and its specific name.

Hop on over to my company’s e-commerce store – my web site store – and shop away from the comfort of your home in your PJs!  

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. ( I forgot to mention that we will gift wrap any requested items.  Just mention “Please wrap” in the comment box during the check out process!  How cool is that?!?!  SHOP TODAY online and save the gas and energy!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How About Some ABC Follow-Up Fun in Spanish and English for Your Child?

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Let’s continue on with this week’s theme of learning the Spanish alphabet – then add in some English alphabet learning fun as well.

Another video from YouTube that helps teach the alfabeto español – it’s simple in its design, and I do pronounce my W and Y in Spanish differently than how they present those two letters (but with more than 50 dialects in the Spanish language there is bound to be differences in how things are pronounced):

 

This video is super short but super creative as it introduces the English alphabet with a variety of everyday images as the foundation for the letters (and a really high-pitched voice!):

Over at OnLineFreeSpanish.com you will find many, many fun lessons and teaching ideas for introducing the Spanish alphabet!  Follow this link to my friends’ site that is FREE and FANTASTIC!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

Help Your Child Learn the Spanish Alphabet with Music, Fun and Smiles

Monday, December 12th, 2011

As a classroom teacher for more than 15 years (and a mom of three pretty intelligent kids of my own!) I have witnessed music as a motivator for young children in the learning process.

Learning the alphabet of a foreign language (or – as I prefer calling it – a world language) it’s often times easier to learn that new alphabet to musical beats.  Catch our Boca Beth Rappin’ the Spanish Alphabet song right here on YouTube:

Yes!  Yes!  Even Michael Jackson told us … It’s as easy as A-B-C!!!  And it’s true … little children LOVE learning with music!  ¡La música!  Brings the learning ALIVE!

These teachers (see video below) decided to create a video to teach the Spanish alphabet using no music – just talking.  It works!  I realize I am not the only kid on the block with my Boca Beth Program.  It’s just that I love music and feel it really sticks with you as the days, weeks, months and years roll along:

Whether you are a homeschooling family, a teacher in a public school, a stay-at-home parent hoping to make a difference in your child’s future, or a middle school student hoping to get a jump start on understanding the Spanish language I know you will enjoy using our Boca Beth song to remember the Spanish alphabet.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

 

 

 

Preschool Bilingual Lesson for Following Directions with Music

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Ahhhh….those cherished words in a preschool….“Follow Directions”

They are almost unspoken as many of the little ones of preschool age need to learn by following our example, by following our lead.

This week we will have some fun with following directions and introducing the concept via our Boca Beth bilingual song for children titled Stand up, Sit Down, Walk, Stop or as they say in Spanish Sientese, parese, camine, pare.

Here are the lyrics to my Boca Beth following directions song:

Sit Down, Stand Up, Walk, Stop / Sientese, parese, camine, pare
(sung to the tune of  “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain”)

Sientese, sientese, sit down.
Sientese, sientese, sit down.
Sientese means sit down,
Sientese means sit down.
Sientese, sientese, sit down!
Parese, parese, stand up.
Parese, parese, stand up.
Parese means stand up,
Parese means stand up.
Parese, parese, stand up!
Camine, camine, walk, walk.
Camine, camine, walk, walk.
Camine means walk,
Camine means walk.
Camine, camine, walk, walk!
Pare, pare, stop, stop.
Pare, pare, stop, stop.
Pare means stop,
Pare means stop.
Pare, pare, stop, stop!!

Follow this link to find the suggested circle time activity to bring this children’s song to life for both English and Spanish speaking children.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth