Archive for the ‘Preschool activities’ Category

Play a Bilingual Game and Win Lifetime Language Learning Skills!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

So many children love playing guessing games, and this one from our Boca Beth Program they will want to play again and again and again and…well, you get the idea!  It’s simply pure bilingual learning fun at its best!  Enjoy playing this game right after learning colors in Spanish and English singing to our Veo colores/I See Colors Song found on our first Boca Beth bilingual music CD.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7qyN3GJg-M   (This game is interactive on YouTube – make your choice with a click of your mouse!)

Happy Educating!     ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (A footnote to my post about not being on Amazon.com any longer is that we have joined Open Sky – the new way to shop online with trusted friends.  Check it out here because it is a platform that really lends itself to helping small business owners like me, Boca Beth, survive with the big guys out there!  Plus it makes shopping a personal and feel-good experience.)

We're Not on Amazon, But We'll Be in Your Living Room Tomorrow!

Monday, November 15th, 2010

web-ad-holiday-campaign As a small business owner I made the decision to sell on Amazon.com many years ago in spite of my initial hesitancy.  Two big fears made me NOT want to sell on Amazon.com:

#1    I did not want to see my Boca Beth bilingual CDs and DVDs sold used starting at $6.24 once someone had used the CD with their child and had moved on to another of our CDs.

#2   I did not want to see mean, spiteful reviews of my products intentionally posted by a competitor or by a not so kind person who sees nothing wrong with ripping apart someone’s creative and educational efforts.

I finally took myself off of Amazon.com quite a while ago and with the latest negative happenings on the site I know inside I did the right thing.  They, Amazon, are still THE giant in online retailers just as Google is THE giant in online search engines.  Here’s my quick story about my experience with Google AdWords…

I recall being part of the Google AdWords debacle years ago when Ads purchased via Google AdWords would be hit again and again and again via a software program that allowed companies to eat up their competitors entire daily budget of Google AdWords within minutes (leaving the competitor wondering what was going wrong with their Ad Campaign).  It was a tough lesson learned by many.  I was offered $1 for every $100 I lost due to the hacking of my daily ad campaign (I lost hundreds and hundreds of dollars), but that $1 had to be used towards future Google AdWord purchases.  **YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING?!!? I thought to myself.**

Now I do things my way, with kind people who have great intentions and love children and educating future generations of them!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-OSYzm1Tto

Join us for our Music and Movement Fiesta Fun TV show that premiers Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 10 am EST!!!!  Sign up for FREE on MomTV.com today to be ready to log in and watch my musical second language journey. 

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Joining First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign with Bilingual Boca Beth Fun!

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Let's Move   adances

You have heard about it!  You have read about it!  You have maybe even joined them on Facebook!

Our First Lady Michelle Obama launched a campaign titled Let’s Move to help our country’s children eat healthier, get up and move about, and learn about better choices to lead a healthier life.  Obesity has escalated among our country’s population and our First Lady has, fortunately for many, made this her passion.

   

Enjoy singing, dancing and playing to our Boca Beth Movin’ & Groovin’ song – right off our Physical Fitness CD titled Sing Along with Boca Beth!

Boca Beth has been helping children fight obesity since this CD was released in 2005 with 9 songs on the CD written specifically for fitness fun while learning Spanish and English!  Go here for the suggested movement activities that go hand-in-hand with each song.

Now enjoy learning how to say the parts of the body before or after you sing them:

Eyes/ojos, Ears/orejas, Head/cabeza, Mouth/boca, Teeth/dientes  (click the link and listen while you see the words)

Tongue/lengua, Eyebrows/cejas, Hair/pelo, Nose/nariz, Shoulders/hombros, Arms/brazos  (click the link and listen in)

Hands/manos, Fingers/dedos, Legs/piernas, Tummy/barriga, Hips/caderas, Knees/rodillas, Feet/pies(click link to left)

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Ready to watch a LIVE TV SHOW where you and your young children can learn Spanish AND English with music & movement fun? Click here to join MomTV.com for FREE and get ready for my show that Premiers Next Tuesday at 10 am EST!)

Bilingual Body Parts Beware! Boca Beth Has You Covered!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

bodyparts          bodyparts2So many fun ways to help children learn Spanish and English together! 

Did you realize experts agree that it’s just as easy for a baby and toddler to learn two words for one item as it is to learn only one word?

Hope you love these additional fun resources for kids to learn parts of the body in both English and Spanish:

First off, in addition to the Movin’ & Groovin’ bilingual song off our Sing Along with Boca Beth music CD we have a song called Where is My….? for the younger children asking where their eye/ojo, ear/oreja, mouth/boca, nose/nariz, hand/mano, and foot/pie are.  Click the link below to download the song and listen in.

Where is My…? / ¿Dónde está me…?     (click the link to the left to enjoy our first Boca Beth body parts song for kids)

Did you know that on our web site you have access to more than 140 bilingual language cards FREE that you can download and laminate for use with your young children and/or students?  Click this link to go to one of many pages of Spanish/English flashcards (I like calling them language cards because I do not like drill & instruction) and enjoy!

     

Later this week we will enjoy some bilingual books on this theme PLUS audio See It! Say It! files.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Basics of Counting to Ten for Preschoolers in English and Spanish

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Sounds so very simple – let’s count to ten!  Helping young children (even babies, toddlers AND preschoolers) learn how to do this in two languages is just as easy as teaching it in one language according to language learning experts!

Counting child

So join us in this fun bilingual song for children titled Me gusta contar / I Like to Count from our first Boca Beth bilingual kids’ CD!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdlFk8KPK8I

And if you want some extra resources to bring this bilingual learning to life, enter these two giveaways going on right now to win some of our Boca Beth music and movement fun!  Giveaway #1!        Giveaway #2!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Teachers and Trainings and Technology … OH MY!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I have struggled with this for almost three years.

It’s time for me to come off the road and focus on the Mommy Market for my Boca Beth Program to succeed (and for my family to flourish!).

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ6E2OorehQ

See…the teachers love my keynotes, my early childhood trainings!  Listen in on this Spanish maestra (it’s not ALL in Spanish so fear not my Anglo Amigas!):

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DdZW_HMASQ

It’s so hard to say I’m coming off the road, but “I’m coming off the road!!!!”

Tune in for online / on-demand training that already is up at my web site.  Go here now to read about it and enroll for our first one-hour interactive course titled Sing, Dance and Play Teaching English and Spanish All Day!

BOCA BETH Online/On-Demand TrainingEnroll in this affordable training now and receive any two of our four bilingual music CDs as part of the course fee.  An amazing deal!  CEUs are available upon request.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Bilingual Resources for a Happy Birthday and a Fun Fiesta

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Ever used OnLineFreeSpanish.com?  YOU SHOULD!  Their site rocks!  Here is a link to their themed party/fiesta fun.  Enjoy!

bilingual-birthday-book

This wonderful board book can be found on Amazon.com for $4.42 and up used or new.  Go here to find it or look below for other books that present both Spanish and English for children to learn both!

Another cute bilingual book about Lucy the Cat found here.

What child doesn’t love Curious George?  Here is a cute Piñata Party Book with Spanish and English presented. 

And this last suggested bilingual book for a little older of a child (say 6-10) focuses on a child named Baldomero and who he is inviting to his birthday party.  This one is true bilingual presentation – equal amounts of Spanish to equal amounts of English (just like our Boca Beth Program presents the two languages!).  The book is found online at my tienda favorita / favorite store TARGET!  What mom/teacher doesn’t LOVE shopping at TARGET?!?!?!?!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

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Preschool Lesson Fun with Animals from the WILD!!!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

It’s so wonderful ending the week with this feature article written about our children’s concert in Florence, South Carolina at Francis Marion University!  What a wonderful group of 400 children!  What a wonderful group of dedicated teachers!  Thank you / gracias to all who helped coordinate and make possible this fantastic children’s event!

READ THE ARTICLE HERE!

Vocabulary from the I See Animals / Veo animales Boca Beth song.  Sing it! Hear it! Say it!

Vocabulary Part One from I See Animals Song

Vocabulary Part Two I See Animals Song

Vocabulary Part Three I See Animals Song

Vocabulary Part Four I See Animals Song

If you would like a chance to win the Sing Along with Boca Beth CD / Canta con Boca Beth CD that this song is on, simply visit the link above where the CD is listed as the 3rd CD on the page, and tell me what other song off that CD you think you might enjoy hearing and learning along with.  Comment below this blog post with your reply please!  Random winner to be chosen later this weekend!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Bilingual Lyrics, Preschool Activities and Fun for Teaching Spanish!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Why reinvent the wheel?!?!  Don’t we say that often as teachers and parents, gleaning ideas from others who have walked before us?  I love learning from fellow women, fellow teachers, fellow moms!  So this week I am sharing with you the words from our bilingual kids’ song titled I See Animals / Veo animales  plus suggested circle time activities to go hand-in-hand with our Boca Beth song!  That’s what makes us different here at Boca Beth.  We really help you bring the music & movement learning to life!

tiger-children-with-hats  Sung to the beat/tune of This Old Man, here are the Spanish/English lyrics:

I see a tiger, Veo un tigre.
He has stripes, El tiene rayas.
He likes to run very, very fast!
El le gusta correr muy rapido!

I see an elephant, Veo un elefante.
He’s so big, El es tan grande.
He has a trunk that’s very long.
El tiene una trompa que es muy larga.

I see a lion, Veo un leon.
He is a king, El es un rey.
The lion roars just like this. (Leave time for roar.)
El leon ruge justo como asi. (Leave time for roar.)

I see a monkey, Veo un mono.
He eats bananas, El come platanos.
The monkey makes a silly noise.
El mono hace un ruido tonto.

 

  

And now the suggested circle time/classroom activity to go along with the song:

There are sometimes some cute animal masks to be found inexpensively at the Dollar Store for the tiger, elephant, lion and monkey in this song. Choose four children to wear the masks and invite them to come inside the circle of children. The other children on the outside of the circle are asked to act out the animal and its actions (running in place for the tiger, swinging a big trunk for the elephant, roaring like a lion or making a silly monkey noise and action. 

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Children Learn Two Languages with Animal Fun!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I See Animals / Veo animales … a really fun bilingual kids’ song off our Sing Along with Boca Beth / Canta con Boca Beth music CD is written to the melody of This Old Man.  Remember that the latest research is suggesting that using familiar melodies, beats that the children and you know and combining them with new lyrics in the target language PLUS the native language will allow for fun language acquisition and long term retention.

Enjoy this YouTube clip featuring the song and some animal fun!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiGNc7DHdRU

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth