Archive for June, 2012

We Survived Tropical Storm Debby!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

I am so very happy to be back on solid ground!  Sailing on a Carnival Cruise during the Tropical Storm Debby was NOT the best thing to do this past weekend…but the best part is that I am alive to tell about it.

Here is what she looked like 3 days ago when we were out in Cozumel just heading back to Tampa:

Now – if you know anything about geography then you know that between Cozumel and Tampa, FL there is a bunch of bad, bad cloud coverage and weather, and WE HIT IT!

I prayed a lot, I took motion sickness pills (finally in the middle of it all), and I still had fun.  That is one thing about Carnival Cruise Line – they make sure the fun keeps going while their Captain used his God-given talents and truly found a decent route around and behind the storm.  He slowed us down to what seemed like 3 mph and waited for it to dump its ugliness on parts of my lovely Tampa Bay Area.  Then he sailed us right in behind it.

Sure … we looked out our cabin window and saw the 9-12 feet swells.  Sure … we swayed from side and side and up and down during part of the Gulf of Mexico ‘ride.’  Sure … people got sick, people fell down the stairs, but overall out of the 2,000+ people on the ship we all just rallied to the cause of praying for a hedge of protection, and The Good Lord provided.

I leave you with this Boca Beth song from my company as a thank you / gracias for being alive.  (FREE download follows the YouTube video):

Bilingual song for children – Kiss is a Beso / Beso es un Kiss

Thank you for listening to my story of survival!

With thanks and praise to God ~ Beth Butler (aka Boca Beth)

A Free Bilingual Song for Children

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Bilingual song for children to learn concept of Here & There / Aquí & Allí

Enjoy this FREE music download (in MP3) format from my Boca Beth Program and CD line up of songs that introduce Spanish and English to young children.  (Click the link above!)

Need to see the words from the song?  Here they are:

Here & There/Aqui & alli”

(sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)

Aquí, Aquí-Here, Here!

Allí, Allí-There, There!

Aquí, Aquí-Here, Here!

Allí, Allí -There, There!

Aquí means here, Allí means there.

Aquí then Allí means here then there!

(Repeat same one more time!)

How about a suggested circle time activity for early learning fun?  Follow this link and look for song #3

See you as the week rolls along for more bilingual fun for children to learn Spanish right alongside English.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Like the song you downloaded for free?  It’s off our full length physical fitness for children CD called Sing Along with Boca Beth found at this link.  You can purchase it for only $7.99 by following this link, entering the discount code of BOCAROCKS and enjoying our “always free shipping” policy!)

Teaching Concept of Here & There Bilingually

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Don’t you love to laugh while you learn?  

Enjoy this You Tube video that brings Spanish aquí & allí to life  while also introducing the English word equivalents of here & there:

I think this type of teaching a second language is super popular with many early childhood professionals because they use fun methods of teaching with the young children in their care.

Every time I keynote an Early Childhood Conference or conduct a training at a Homeschooling convention my Boca Beth bilingual approach is embraced with passion.  Watch this:

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Even though I am officially “off the speaking circuit” for at least three years as our daughter transitions from elementary school to a magnet middle school, I have decided to take three keynote engagements in 2013.  I am booked for one in MN – call me direct at 813.855.5393 to talk to me about YOUR early childhood conference needs.)