Archive for August, 2012

End August with FREE Resources to Teach Children Spanish and English

Friday, August 31st, 2012

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I encourage you to check this out so that you will have some cool, free teaching resources to introduce Spanish and English to young children this coming school year!

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Happy Educating!  ¡Feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Got Language?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Don’t you love those “Got Milk?” advertisements?  You know…the ones with the likes of Taylor Swift, Brett Favre, and Jennifer Hudson?  Some day I want to create some “Got Language?” ads!  BOCA our language amigo and puppet friend with a milk mustache … too cute!

 

    

Well … until that day comes … let me give you some more teaching fun stuff for the Weather Song I shared for FREE yesterday.  WHAT?  You did not download the free bilingual song for kids that introduces Spanish and English?  Go here now.  Go here today.  Download the MP3 of my Boca Beth kids’ song right away to start introducing Spanish as a second language.

How about a fun board book for a super affordable price that speaks directly to weather vocabulary in both English and Spanish?  On amazon.com for only $2.96 used.   Buy it today and add to the music fun with some reading fun.

The Weather / El tiempo (English and Spanish Foundations Series) (Bilingual) (Dual Language) (Pre-K and Kindergarten)

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

A Weather Song in Spanish and English

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Years ago I wrote a song about the weather to the tune of The Itsy Bitsy Spider, and since we are in the midst of Tropical Depression Isaac.  Here in Tampa we are experiencing rain and wind from the storm so I felt sharing the bilingual song for children for free would be appropriate.

Download the Boca Beth Weather Song/Cancion de tiempo  (click the link)

 

Here is the link to the suggested music and movement activity that goes hand-in-hand with this song from my Boca Beth Program.  Look for song #13.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Stay tuned for more teaching resources as the week rolls along.  Stay safe from the storm please.)

Back to School Lessons Start Monday!

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Good morning / Buenos días

     

Sure hope all of you are ready to start our weekly themed lessons via my blog right here at my web site, BocaBeth.com.  Throughout the year we will share bilingual teaching resources that are age appropriate for young children, free YouTube video lessons over at my YouTube channel, run contests for cool Spanish/English stuff, and create a community of raising bilingual children.

Why?  Check this out:

See you next week with Spanish and English learning geared for the young child.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 P.S.  (Congratulations / felicitaciones to Michele, Latoya, and Tina for winning our More Boca Beth bilingual music CD for simply commenting in this blog with WHY they feel it’s important to introduce both Spanish and English to young children.)

Celebrate Back to School with FREE CD!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

It’s bittersweet when our daughter goes back to school.  

Unlike many parents I really enjoy the entire 8 or 9 weeks off from the daily routine of school.  Today she started back to Middle School … below is a photo of her with our Boca Beth backpack while in elementary school.  OH MY!

She and her best friend at the time even performed in our Boca Beth YouTube videos when the mood would strike them.  Singing in Spanish and English thanks to the bilingual songs I wrote, these two English speaking gals could help introduce telling time in Spanish via music fun.  Check this out:

 

Want to win the CD from my Boca Beth program that this song (and 14 others are on)?  Simply comment below why you want to introduce Spanish and English to the special child in your life.  First three responses that Megan (our daughter) loves and thinks are great reasons will win this full length Boca Beth CD.

Hurry – comment now!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

Back to School in One Week – Get Your Free Bilingual Resources Here!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

     

Follow this link to download more than 100 FREE bilingual language cards in Spanish and English.

Go here to get the words to our FREE suggested circle time activities for bilingual kids’ songs.

Just follow this link today for all of our FREE Boca Beth Bilingual Fun!

 Check out these free preschool / early elementary school lessons on my Boca Beth You Tube Channel.  Here for you 24/7 to make teaching Spanish to young children FUN and stress free.

HAPPY EDUCATING!  ¡SEA FELIZ EDUCANDO!

Boca Beth

The Summer Olympics End – Back to School Begins!

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

I hate to admit it, but the Summer Olympics Closing Ceremonies tonight certainly signal the start of Back to School for those of us in the Southeastern part of the United States.

Having been born in the state of Florida I have always been used to school starting before Labor Day.  (I don’t like it mind you … I am just used to it.)

So my friends let’s prepare for a fantastic year ahead of teaching, learning with, and supporting our young generations.  They need us, and we need them.  Raise them bilingually…why?  Read here.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells Post Silver & Bronze

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Dawn Harper

They thank God!  They are so proud to be Americans!

I too thank God!  I too am so proud to be an American!

And then there is Reliable Raisman with the gold for Floor…

It’s amazing for those to train for years & years & years, then compete, and wait to see how they fare…

Wishing all of you the best of success as the Summer Olympic Games near their end (won’t it be nice to go to sleep before midnight again!?!?!).

Happy Educating!   ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

National Wiggle Your Toes Day Meets Boca Beth

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Get Movin’!

Get Groovin’!

Wiggle those fingers and wiggle those toes!

It’s National Wiggle Your Toes Day….really….I am serious….read here:

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/August/wiggleyourtoes.htm

Want to see the lyrics to our bilingual song for children to learn 20 body parts in Spanish and English?  Go to our web site for FREE lyrics and FREE suggested circle time activities to go hand-in-hand with all of our Boca Beth songs.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

 

Raising a Bilingual Child Can Be Fun!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

So many of my fellow parents tell me, “Sure Beth, it’s easy for you to do this second language stuff because you lived in Chile and Mexico.  But for me and my family it’s hard … we keep defaulting to English even when we know we should practice our Spanish.”

I am here to tell you amigos and amigas that you CAN do this, and it can be fun, affordable, and part of your daily routine.  Watch this for just one minute then come back:

When those children entered the studio to film this bilingual music video for children only one of the 8 spoke any Spanish whatsoever (and as a child of Latino parents she did so very reluctantly & with no smiles at all).

Honestly – telling you the straight truth here – after only 6 hours in the studio filming this video every one of the kids (except the baby!) left spouting out words in Spanish with pride!  Were they fluent?  No way!  That takes between 5-8 years according to linguistic experts.

My point today is that this second language journey CAN BE FUN, CAN BE AFFORDABLE, and CAN BE ENJOYED DAILY (it should be to make it work).  Check out what we do differently to make this work.

Stay tuned this week to get some realistic tips on how, when, and why.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth