Archive for October, 2013

Halloween Activity Ideas for Children – Spanish & English

Monday, October 28th, 2013

It’s THAT week!  The week of witches and goblins and costumes and all kinds of trick or treat fun for those who celebrate October 31st as Halloween!  

Enjoy this fun Spanish learning lesson from my friends over at Foreign Language House.  Follow this link to their Sabrina the black cat lesson fun.

 

Enjoy this video of Skeleton Fun that has over 1 million views:

Happy Halloween Week Amigas/Amigos ~

Boca Beth

Win a Language Learning Set for Your Child from Boca Beth

Sunday, October 27th, 2013
learning spanish with boca beth

Win this Grande Language Learning Set from Boca Beth

So you say you NEVER win ANYTHING?!?!  Your luck is about to change amiga!  Check this giveaway out over at my new amiga Lisa’s blog and enter today!  (Click the link below please / por favor!)

 

http://www.weidknecht.com/2013/10/the-bilingual-boca-beth-grande-bag.html

 

This just might be your lucky time so hurry up and win this fun and easy way to bring Spanish and English together for your family.  Children will sing, dance, and play as they learn a second language with Boca Beth bilingual songs.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Huffington Post – Benefits of Being Bilingual – FREE Bilingual Music CD/DVD

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

I enjoy reading Huffington Post articles and recently they have been reporting quite a bit on bilingualism.

Check this great article out from September of this year about the flexibility of a bilingual brain.

 

1st song coverThis bilingual music CD from Boca Beth sure would make bilingual learning easier!

Just yesterday the Huffington Post threw this article out there about requiring bilingual education.  Interesting thought….

Over at my web site 10/23-10/25 at midnight you can buy any CD or DVD off my site and receive a FREE More Boca Beth Music CD or FREE I Like Animals DVD.  You choose.  No code needed.  Just buy one CD or one DVD and tell us in the comment box if you want the free CD or DVD.  That easy.

Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Benefits of Being Bilingual on The Today Show with Spanglish Baby’s Ana Flores

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

I love, love, love when my amigas get air time on major media outlets such as The Today Show.

Just yesterday Ana Flores of SpanglishBaby.com, who recently co-wrote the book Bilingual is Better with fellow bilingual mom Roxana Soto, was featured on The Today Show talking with Natalie Morales about raising bilingual children.  Listen in – ¡mira!

Click here to enjoy the short clip of this great topic on bilingual learning for young children.

Way to go Ana – Way to go bilingual babies – Way to go mis amigas at SpanglishBaby.com!!!

 

Here are some of the many benefits derived from learning more than one language:

  1. Children learning two languages at the same time most often become early readers.
  2. Children learning more than one language ends up scoring higher on standardized tests’ Math and Verbal sections.
  3. Bilingual children are able to block out outside stimuli and concentrate better.
  4. Children learning more than one language experience advanced cognitive development – a boost in brain power.
  5. Increased problem solving skills and advanced communication skills are enjoyed by most bilingual children.

 

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

Arts and Crafts Fun for Hispanic Heritage Month

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Maracas help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the culture and music of Spanish-speaking countries.  Using old cardboard tubes, jelly jars, plastic soda bottles (anything that you can put a lid on and shake!) makes this project inexpensive and fun!  Find different materials and different sized containers to create a wide range of musical sounds that will allow the children to create their own band!

This activity is suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary aged children (with adult supervision).  And what child doesn’t love singing the Happy Birthday/Feliz cumpleaños song with cha-cha-cha’s sprinkled throughout?!?!  Download our Boca Beth version of this children’s favorite song – presented in a fun bilingual format!  Simply click the link below:

 

Materials needed:

      Containers with tops/lids to hold dried beans or rice in.  (jelly jars, plastic soda bottles, cardboard tubes with paper glued on as ‘lid’)

      Dried beans, rice, small shell pasta

      Construction paper or white computer paper

      Paints, markers, glitter, glue, Spanish/Mexican theme stickers

 

Procedure:

      Allow each child to choose their own ‘maraca’ container and filler.

      For soda bottles you can insert a cardboard tube that has been cut and wound tightly to fit into the top of the bottle in order to create a handle.  Secure the top to the handle with quality masking tape.

      Pour approximately 20 dried beans, grains of rice or pasta shells into the container (amount based on size of container and filler chosen).

      Secure the lid back onto the container.  If no lid is available, make one with paper and secure tightly with quality masking tape or transparent packing tape.

      Wrap paper around the container as desired for decorating purposes.  Some children may simply want to decorate the container with stickers.  Encourage the children to customize their maraca with markers, glitter, stickers and imagination.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

How Much Fun Can Bilingual Learning Be? ¡MUCHO!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Learning a second language seems to be front and center with many parents and teachers these days!  

Learning with music just makes it super easy and super fun!  Just watch these little ones singing in Spanish and English with our Boca Beth bilingual songs:

Now read here why you really should start introducing your little guy or girl to more than one language today.

How about these GREAT tips found at this link on continuing bilingual learning fun during the fall (my new amiga Denise over at Lingua Garden shares so many wonderful ideas for bilingual learning).  

Did you know that most early childhood educators agree that birth through five is the best window of opportunity to introduce young children to more than one language?  So use all of these free tips and teaching ideas to jump start your child’s second language learning fun.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth