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Are You Ready for Hispanic Heritage Month?

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Hola / Hi  Amigas, Amigos / Friends …

The 15th of this month officially marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Boca Beth during Latino celebration  Boca Beth sings, dances and plays with children at Latino celebration!

Not sure what it is and what it celebrates?  Want free, fun, family activities for making the most of this fun month ahead?  Last year I compiled a pretty cool line-up……….

Read here what I shared.

And stay tuned for some new Hispanic Heritage Month fun as the celebration gets underway this coming Monday.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

p.s. (These free activities are appropriate for preschoolers and early elementary school-age children.  Enjoy!)

Tips to Introduce Spanish to Little Children

Friday, September 5th, 2008

You know you want to do it!

You know you should do it!

You just don’t know how to do it!

Child learns Spanish with Boca Beth fun products

Read this light yet edutaining article about tips on introducing Spanish to your young child:

Terrific Tips for Parents Who Want to Teach Their Child a Second Language
Presented by Beth Butler/Creator of the BOCA BETH Program
 

You realize the benefits of having a second language but do not know where to turn or how to begin the process for your little one? You recognize the fact that your child will need to speak more than just one language in order to travel successfully through this global society of ours? Read through the following second language learning tips provided by a bilingual mom of three, educator of thousands and leading expert on the subject.

Start the second language learning early! Experts agree the earlier, the better. Play language music CDs during the pregnancy. Talk to your baby from the moment of birth in two or more languages if possible. If you and your family only speak one language, begin introducing a new language with bilingual music CDs and DVDs when appropriate.

Repetition is the key for all your child’s learning. Repeat! Repeat! Repeat!

Click here to read the entire fun and informative article by me, Beth Butler, founder of the Boca Beth Program.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Piggyback Songs to Teach Spanish are Highlighted Tonight at PECA

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Yeah!!!  I get to mingle and meet with my colleagues tonight at Great Explorations in St. Petersburg, FL.  The Curriculum Fair is for Pinellas County’s ECA (Early Childhood Association).  I am the music fun for ECA’s statewide conference later this month.  Friday morning, 9/26, I will open up the fun with my 20 body part song called Movin’ & Groovin’!  Check out the words here!  (Look towards the bottom of this list of songs!)

Boca Beth as Keynote

Funny how God works – I am not the keynote tonight, not even presenting, simply a vendor able to talk about my Boca Beth songs, how they are piggyback songs (meaning the bilingual songs I write are record are written around melodies children and adults are familiar with).  My knees are pretty banged and bruised from Sunday’s car accident, not to mention my chest area from the seat belt so I could never have been a presenter tonight.

Join me, won’t you?  It’s at 1925 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL  33704 (MapQuest it – I will be!!!)

Lots of cool Boca Beth fun products to introduce Spanish and English to little children.  CDs, DVDs, coloring/activity books, puppets, and musical shakers.  Can’t make it?  E-mail me at bocabeth@msn.com and ask me for a free MP3 version of ANY song off of any of my four bilingual music CDs.  I will send it to you personally before the week ends.  Promise!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners Sing & Dance in Spanish – Giveaway to Win This Fun Way to Learn Second Language

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

It’s a new school year in many parts of our country, and many teachers have made a commitment to introduce Spanish as a second language to their preschool children and early elementary school students.

               Back to School with Boca Beth                                               video  

I feel so very blessed to be part of this movement as songs from all four of my Boca Beth music CDs are being blasted from CD players across our country. 

Check out this free YouTube mini lesson we provide educators, child care providers, homeschooling parents and families worldwide … demonstrating just how fun and easy it can be to introduce Spanish right alongside English (without having to take out 5 monthly installments to pay for the product!!!).  Follow this link for some Boca Beth fun!

Ohana Mama

Want to win some of the products from our Boca Beth Program – where we make it fun, easy and affordable to introduce Spanish as a 2nd language?  Check out my amiga/friend Sarah’s fun blog called Ohana Mama (just the name itself sounds fun!).

Sarah is hosting a fun giveaway of your favorite Boca Beth DVD and BOCA the puppet and language amigo.  Check it out – you only have until September 3rd at midnight!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

…And The Winner Is……The Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack Goes To….

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Wow!  What terrific replies to the giveaway for our Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack.

BOCA BETH Backpack Set

The contest ended Friday of last week.

The winner is Michelle who wrote: 

I am a Child Development Home Provider on a Military Facility and I attended your class at the Chicago Conference and had a blast. I also take care of a child with a bilingual Mother and I would love so much to be able to learn and teach the other children spanish as well. I think my kids would love the the CD’s the most, but I think they would also love the puppet too. We would also love the blue or green backpack!

Congratulations Michelle and the children in her family child care home!

And those of you who did not win this time around – look for a special e-mail from me personally with a cool offer to get this backpack at a huge savings with FREE shipping still being offered on our web site through this Sunday only!

Happy Educating Everyone!

Boca Beth

Do You Have Time for a Boca Beth Survey to Help Our Bilingual Company Get Better?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

As we get ready to give away our Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack in only 2 days, I have a very short but very helpful survey for you to answer if you could.

We really care what you have to say about our Boca Beth bilingual fun products and the way we do things here.

Simply click on top of this sentence, and you will be taken to the survey.

Gracias/Thank you –

Boca Beth 

Starting the New School Year with Spanish and Laughter

Monday, August 18th, 2008

As a former classroom teacher (more than 10 years in the elementary ed level and two years of preschool) I remember those first day of school jitters!  Not only are the children nervous, us teachers get nervous and lose plenty of sleep the night (and even the week!) before!

Lightening up and laughing more should be the first thing all of us focus on this new school year.  Whether we are stay-at-home moms, homeschooling families,classroom teachers or family child care providers . . . laughter really is physically good for all of us (laughter increases blood flow and protects the heart) and allows us to be more childlike so that we might connect better with those innocent children we reach daily.

And introducing Spanish as a second language this year will prepare your children for what is certain to be a very global economy in which they will live as adults.  Read my article here on Starting the School Year with Spanish! 

It makes sense, and it makes their lives that much richer. 

Spanish and English language cards from Boca Beth

Want some free resources to bring Spanish into your home or your classroom.  Click here now for FREE bilingual resources from our Boca Beth Program, and stay tuned for weekly mini lessons on YouTube and free curriculum ideas.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

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Boca Beth Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Okay amigas / amigos / friends!

It’s almost Back-to-School time for us here in Florida!

So that means it’s time for me to give away a fun, bright, edutaining, $79.99 Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack!!!

Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack

Here is how you can win one of these great Language Learning Sets that helps make it fun and easy to introduce Spanish and English together every day in your home, your car, the hotel, Grandma’s, and the classroom!

Comment on which part of the backpack set you think your family will use the most by visiting this link to view the entire content list of the Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack.  And tell us which color of backpack you would want should you win!  You may comment more than once if you have your own blog or web site where you wish to share the information one more time!

Contest will end August 22nd at 5 pm EST!  Winner will be chosen randomly!  Good luck!  ¡Buena suerte!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

www.bocabeth.com

Start the School Year Speaking Spanish with Young Children

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

I have received many calls over the past few weeks from teachers exclaiming, “I was chosen by my school to introduce Spanish to the 3’s and 4’s.” or “I start teaching Spanish once a week to little children and have no idea where to start.”

I am so thrilled that they called ME!  I love letting them know that even if they took Spanish and forget most of what they learned years ago, that there is success ahead of them and the little children they hope to reach.  You DO NOT have to speak the new language yourself in order to give the gift of introducing it to young children.

Forget the myths you have heard about 2nd language learning and bilingual education – native speakers are great to have in the classroom and home setting, but it’s just not the reality of our lives.  Many families have monolingual parents or only one parent who is bilingual and we all know that our public school system has no funding for hiring bilingual teachers for all of the classrooms across our country.

So – take your God given talent of teaching children with a smile and fun and your love of children themselves, buy a Boca Beth CD for $14.99 and FREE shippping, download our FREE resources on our web site located at this link and go to town amigas and amigos.

My First Songs in Spanish

Call me toll free 877.825.2622 or comment here any questions you might have.  Any concerns.  Any ideas.

Happy Educating ! 

Boca Beth 

Teaching Diversity, Languages and Appreciation Can Be Done with Preschoolers

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Little ones ages birth through five will easily soak up new languages, engage in new cultural activities and appreciate all that these new sights and sounds bring them.  What is so wonderful about the early years is that these children have not been jaded by society, have not heard the screams for “English only” or read the editorials from narrow-minded citizens who feel we are being wronged when we talk about introducing a new language into our public school system using their tax dollars.

Boca Beth and a baby get the learning going

So follow this link right now to get some FREE bilingual language cards for introducing Spanish and English to your young children today.  Many of these 88+ cards match our concepts introduced in our Boca Beth bilingual beats.  You know how much little ones love learning with music.  Boca Beth music helps a new language get wired into the preschool aged child’s brain the fun and easy way. 

Dog / Perro - it’s that easy

Then follow this link to get some cool bilingual coloring sheets.  FREE once again from me, Boca Beth!!!  Once you print off this one on numbers, there are four other pages for free from our 44-page bilingual Boca Beth coloring/activity book.

As I walk these streets of South Florida, have breakfast at the place of a Native Columbian woman (who, by the way, exclaimed to my family on the way out of her restaurant how great their mommy’s Spanish is!!!!), and hear the many languages at this time share spot, I thank God that my mother allowed me to not only learn Spanish as my 2nd language but to also travel to Chile and Mexico as an exchange student to experience the cultures of these friends of mine.

Thank you Mother / Gracias madre –

Boca Beth