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