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Are We Doing our Young Children a Disservice?

Friday, December 6th, 2013

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We have all heard it said ~ “Little children are like sponges when it comes to learning.  They just soak it all in!”

It’s so true; yet our country does not capitalize on this wonderful period of learning and help our children prepare for this very global economy into which they have been born.  Not one state has mandated early childhood second language learning; yet in many other countries young children are learning two and three languages before the age of 10 and in many cases before the age of 5.

I am consistently asking this question, “Are we doing our young children a disservice by not teaching them more than English – waiting until middle or high school when experts all agree is much more difficult than when a child is ages birth to five.”

You tell me what you think …. please / por favor.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

Witness two toddlers learning Spanish with me and having a blast:

Cyber Week 50% Off Helps Families Teach Children 2nd Language

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

I have always loved the fact that as the owner of my own business I can make decisions right away about what to do with the direction of my company. 

When Cyber Monday 2013 was approaching I asked only my Executive Director (my husband and best friend!) if he had any thoughts about what special discount I should offer existing and potentially new customers.  He put it so very well, “You wish to move through some extra product every Christmas Season, and there are many people out there looking for an affordable way to help their kids learn Spanish so why not make it 50% off and help all of you?”

So I started a 50% savings yesterday that will last through the entire week (through 12/7/13) with code CYBER (Yes!  I know!  Real original!  But it’s easy for all to remember!)

BocaBethBeginnerBackpack431x400-editedThis Boca Beth Beginner Backpack costs only $20 with code CYBER

SHOP HERE NOW!  Save 50% on all orders and shipping is ALWAYS free in the U.S. – code CYBER for 50% savings.

I encourage you to share this code with friends, your child’s preschool and/or elementary school teacher, your church’s ministry for kids, and family members this Christmas Season.  Let’s improve the communication of our world, let’s give these young children a boost in brain power as they learn Spanish as a second language right alongside English.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

Giveaways for Children to Learn Spanish with Boca Beth Products

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

So many reviews! So many giveaways!  So many ways to win that special language learning fun system from my Boca Beth Language Program.

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I am going to make it SUPER easy for you to find the reviews and read what other parents and teachers say about our bilingual method of introducing Spanish as a second language to young children while keeping English in the picture.  Follow these links to get discount codes and free shipping information.

ThriftyMom613 has some good insight into the bilingual music used in our Boca Beth Program.

Review and Giveaway on the same page for the Grande Bag valued at $49.99 from the Kids Did It.

A review from SearchWithVonnie helps you understand how the products in the Grande Bag work together for easy language learning.

A Hens Nest is running a great $49.99 giveaway as well and her review of our bilingual music CD and DVD fun is very REAL and heartfelt.  Read away and enter to win.

Love the name of this blog: Sweet Silly Sara posted a review of our language learning fun products and is hosting a giveaway for our Boca Beth Beginner Backpack valued at $39.99.  Get the shopping discount codes and shipping is always FREE in the United States for our Boca Beth customers.

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Then I am going to provide you links to EVERY Giveaway still running through the beginning of December.  I will mail the prizes super-fast to each winner so that they end up as Christ mas Gifts for that special child in your life.

ThrifyMom613 is giving you a chance to win the Boca Beth Beginner Backpack.

Follow this link to enter and win the $49.99 Grande Bag from SearchWithVonnie’s blog giveaway fun.

This is a different giveaway for my company – it’s a shared giveaway post with Transformers Construct-Bots and my Boca Beth Grande Bag.  Read about the giveaway here.

Good luck everyone and Happy Educating!

Boca Beth

Second Language Learning Article in Early Childhood Report

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

It’s nice being asked my thoughts and experiences associated with second language learning during the early years of a child’s life.

Just recently this article was published in the Early Childhood Report, sharing quotes and thoughts garnered during my interview.  Click here to learn more about the many benefits associated with learning a second language during the first 5-8 years of life.

 

three fun kids for cd 2  Young children learn rapidly and soak in all of the new learning like sponges…how often have we heard or said that?!?!  Witness two toddlers learning shapes in Spanish and English with my Boca Beth music and movement fun bilingual program (see video below).

 Happy Educating!    ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Another Bilingual Giveaway of Boca Beth Bilingual Products

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

It is so rewarding and fun to “meet” fellow moms and teachers virtually, have them review my Boca Beth bilingual music CDs and DVDs, then offer a generous giveaway of those same items via their blogs.  Thank you / gracias to every mom, teacher, Auntie, Grandma who told me “Yes/Sí” to my request to be part of their Christmas / Holiday Gift Guides for 2013!  

Here is a link to the most recent review of teaching children Spanish using my music and movement method where English is placed right alongside Spanish for long term retention and a point of reference for those little ones still learning their native language.  The giveaway is worth $50, and you will have it in time for Christmas gift-giving.

Enter today and start your child’s second language journey fun.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Listen to what some teachers think about our Boca Beth fun program and product line:

Win a Language Learning Set for Your Child from Boca Beth

Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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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

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

Hispanic Heritage Month Teaching Ideas

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Some great cooking fun to start for celebrating the foods of Spanish speaking countries.  Followed by a bilingual song to work it off from my Boca Beth program – where kids learn Spanish right alongside English the fun way – with music!

Family Fun Is Cooking

Quesadillas are Spanish and Southwest in origin.  The ones we experience in restaurants here in the U.S. are fine but are not true depictions of how the real Mexican quesadillas are made.  Quesadillas in Mexico can be found outside movie theaters, stadiums, special events with the most popular quesadilla being made with potatoes, cheese, chorizo, beans, green peppers (rajas) and other ingredients.

Following is a simple recipe for quesadillas that allows you to easily involve your children in their preparation.  Cooking is a social time in most Latin American countries – make it a social time with your family too!

Quesadillas

 

Ingredients:

3 six-inch flour tortillas

Vegetable cooking oil

2 cups shredded Colby/Jack mixed cheese

½ cup finely chopped tomato

Cilantro

Directions:

Lightly fry each tortilla in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil until crisp and golden, turning once.  Sprinkle with combined cheeses and top with tomato.  Put lid on pan and turn heat to low.  When cheese is melted, fold tortilla in half.  Cut each tortilla into quarters.  Garnish with chopped cilantro.  Serve warm with salsa if desired.

Yield:  3 servings

Fitness Fun with Bilingual Beats

 

We read the statistics on obesity among our young children here in the United States.  We realize the many benefits derived from learning a second language during our early years.

Boca Beth puts the two together for an interactive, upbeat fitness activity that brings Spanish to life just in time for Hispanic Heritage month.  Grab the download of Movin’ and Groovin’ from the CD Sing Along with Boca Beth and get those fingers/dedos wiggling and legs/piernas running!

This activity appeals to kinesthetic, auditory and visual learners as it encourages learning 20 body parts in both Spanish and English while following the prompts of the song.  Use an older child to be the ‘leader,’ and watch the young ones delight in their grasp of a new language.

Twenty fun body part directions are given in Spanish and English – representing a true bilingual format.  This fitness fun song uses a follow-the-leader format. 

 The chorus is acted out with the children rolling their hands then pointing out with the left thumb on one downbeat, then with the right on the next and back and again.  When the group sings ‘move and groove with me’ the leader instructs the children to shake their shoulders and point at themselves on the ‘me’ part (with the leader reminding the children that they are very special/muy especial). 

Request that the children follow the leaders’ directions for what to do as each body part is sung about – one action at a time.  At the end of the song the children are told they will be estrellas/stars in the Boca Beth music video as they throw their hands, outstretched above their heads for the final beat!

Watch a video of children enjoying this song right here:

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Another Mom’s Words Speak Volumes About Second Language Learning

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Reading what my new amiga Michelle of the fun blog Just Married Mom of 3 has to say about our bilingual learning fun for young children makes me proud to be doing what I am doing!

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Hope YOU win the $50 Boca Beth Beginner Backpack later this month!

Read on at this link and enter to win today!

Happy  Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Here’s a FUN video to watch from an amigo of mine who ran a similar giveaway years ago – he has fun with our puppet BOCA who helps teach little children Spanish AND English: