Archive for April, 2012

Catch These Toddlers Learning Their Shapes in Two Languages!

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Love, love, love this video of two toddlers who had fun learning their shapes in Spanish and English via my Boca Beth song:

How about some cool tools to continue the bilingual learning fun?

FREE STUFF:

Try this from Enchanted Learning’s web site.  (Follow the link of the text please.)

    

Language cards that you print off in full color, both languages on them, and then you laminate them!  Scroll through the many pages of cards to find all the shapes you wish to introduce.

This site is one of our favorites and has a wonderful array of things for preschoolers to learn about shapes, and even though they say ‘las figuras’ for ‘shapes’ and we use ‘las formas’ for ‘shapes’ it’s all good!  Did you realize there are more than 60 dialects within the Spanish language?  Often times there will be four Spanish words available for the one English word ~ all based on which Spanish-speaking country you pull the language from!  (Just a little FYI fun for you from me!)

STUFF THAT COSTS MONEY:

Name the shapes with the Sesame Street Gang!  This one looks like FUN!

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I have personally never used this one, and it looks better for the older children (ages 6-9) so check it out!

I use this book A LOT during my live events because it introduces colors AND shapes.    You can get this for only $1.35 used on Amazon.com

Colors and Shapes / Los colores y las figuras (English and Spanish Foundations Series) (Bilingual) (Dual Language) (Pre-K and Kindergarten)

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

 

Start Your Week Off Winning Great Things for Your Child’s Learning

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

My Boca Beth fun products are being given away on two different blogs right now!  HURRY though because one of them ends SOON and the other on April 30th!

Here is the link to the first one where $38 worth of my bilingual products for children to learn both Spanish and English are part of a giveaway!

Boca Beth Beginner Set

 

Here is the link to the other giveaway that ends in 3 days (April 25th).  HURRY …. it’s to win a Boca Beth Beginner Set found right here at this link.

 

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (As the week rolls along I will share many teaching tips on how to bring Spanish and English together for young children while learning about shapes.  Remember the FREE song download I provided a little over a week ago to use with toddlers and preschoolers?  Here’s the link again in case you missed it.  It’s my I Know My Shapes / Yo se mis formas song.)

For My Amigas Teaching Shapes

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Here is a free download in MP3 format for those of you introducing Shapes / Las formas to young ones in English and Spanish sometime soon!

14-IKnowMyShapes-YoSeMisFormas

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Learning Spanish as a Child

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Here are some more resources to help introduce the Spanish vowel sounds (remember – each week we run a theme on my blog and provide you lots of learning fun for children ages birth – eight)!

Over at 123TeachMe you will hear simple and clear pronunciation of the Spanish vowels.  Click here to hear!

Rocket Languages has a different approach but still very useful.  Click here to view their methodology!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Don’t forget the cool offer and FREE music download from earlier this week on my blog.  Click here to catch up!)

FREE Music Download for Kids to Learn Vowels in English & Spanish

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Download a free bilingual song for children to learn the vowel sounds in both English and Spanish from my Boca Beth Program and product line at the link below:

Vowel Sounds in Spanish and English / Los sonidos de las vocales

 Happy Educating!¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Like this song?  Check out all of the other titles on this fun bilingual music CD from my company, and order it for 50% savings this week only by using discount code BOCA50 or by calling me directly at 813.855.5393 and letting me know you are a blog follower of mine!  Talk to you soon amigas and amigos!)

How to Introduce the Vowel Sounds in English and Spanish

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Here are several videos to jump start your learning of the vowel sounds in both English and Spanish!  Later this week I will send you some other cool teaching tips regarding this topic.

I am not certain in this first video if the little boy is enjoying teaching us the vowel sounds in the English language, but we all know that children really enjoy watching other children so here it goes:

This song just goes on and on and on with the English vowel sounds, but repetition is the key to learning.  I know that children find it catchy and jump around like crazy when they hear it:

In Spanish you will find this video catchy, short, and cute to introduce the vowel sounds:

This children’s video on YouTube is with Mickey teaching the Spanish vowel sounds!  The quality of the sound is not so great, but I have not met a child who doesn’t love learning with Mickey Mouse:

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth