Archive for the ‘spanish activities for children’ Category

Online Show Prepares Toddlers & Preschoolers for Their Day and Their Future

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

It was ANOTHER super fun online show this morning over at MomTV.com and my show called Fiesta Fun!  Check out the replays here 24/7.

a-fun-class-with-bocaIt’s so very rewarding having a live show where the moms can interact with me via the chat feature, the children get to move around and learn Spanish with music fun, and the 30 minutes flies by for all of us!

This week’s line-up of music included the following song off our physical fitness CD titled Sing Along with Boca Beth:

Getting Ready / Preparando 

Hop on over to our site and download the FREE suggested circle time activity ideas.

Getting Ready For My Day / Preparando para mi día  Click the link to the left to download this song for FREE!

Click right here to get to the FREE suggested circle time activity fun ideas.
Boca Beth’s CD Sing Along with Boca Beth / Canta con Boca Beth  Love the thought of introducing Spanish and English to your family with our music, but you need to save some money today?  Call us toll free, 1.877.825.2622, and tell me you saw this offer to receive FREE shipping and a $10 price!

Do it!  Call now!  Toll free to 1.877.825.2622 and get this bilingual music CD that will introduce about 200 words and 90 phrases via our music fun!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

 

Lions and Tigers and YOU … Oh my!

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

It’s true … we sang about lions and tigers and elephants and monkeys Tuesday morning!  Were you there at Fiesta Fun – my online show for kids and adults to learn Spanish and English via music & movement fun?  Watch the replays of each weekly show at this link.

musicandmovement We also sang about dogs, cats, horses, ducks, cows and birds as young children learned Spanish and English vocabulary words with our Boca Beth bilingual songs. 

Listen in as I conduct a mini lesson on animals from around the neighborhood via my You Tube Channel:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kIlo0zKY2E

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Want to win two of our four award-winning bilingual music CDs?  Enter this giveaway today – hurry!  It ends Friday, February 11, 2011!)

more-boca-beth-revised-front-coverOne of the CDs you might win!

Lesson Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers to Learn Animal Names in Two Languages

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Learning with music is so much fun! 

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

This week my online show over at MomTV.com focuses on learning the names of animals in Spanish and English plus some of the sounds they make!  Hope you can tune in live or check out the replay at this link.

Stay tuned this  week here at my blog for ways to add to the bilingual educational fun that we provide over at The Boca Beth Program

And don’t forget … you do NOT have to be bilingual to give the gift of a 2nd language to those special young children in your life!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

How to Teach Opposites / los opuestos To Toddlers & Preschoolers with FUN!

Friday, February 4th, 2011

FREE bilingual language cards on opposites at this link!

So many resources that bring Spanish and English together with opposites as the theme.  Let’s get rolling amigos, amigas / friends!

As a classroom teacher for more than 15 years I use Enchanted Learning’s Web Site often.  Spanish opposite worksheets here.

Those of you who have followed my blog and received our Boca Beth Buzz e-newsletter monthly know very well how much I support this FREE online resource site called OnLineFreeSpanish.com

Want something you can buy and hold that will reinforce the vocabulary associated with opposites / los opuestos?  Go here for a cute book from Scholastic with Clifford the Big Red Dog in it.

Try checking out this entire page for more bilingual learning fun selections!

Tune in to this short mini lesson from me, Boca Beth, to help your child learn opposites in Spanish and English via our fun bilingual song.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRRg8w8OZoM

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Learning Spanish with Opposites / los opuestos

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

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YOU TOO CAN LEARN MORE OPPOSITES with our YouTube mini lessons on my YouTube channel!

This week during my online show over at MomTV.com I held a mini preschool classroom lesson, and we learned my first Boca Beth opposite song.  The lyrics are shown below, and later this week I will share some cool bilingual resources to add to the bilingual journey.

OPPOSITES/OPUESTOS”
(sung to the tune of “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe”)

Sing opposites in Spanish & English
Canta en Español e Inglés
Sing with me! It’s easy, you’ll see!
¡Canta conmigo! ¡Es facíl, verás!

Sí es yes, yes is sí.
No es no, no is no.
SI – NO! YES – NO!
Singing opposites!

Repeat chorus

Arriba es up, up is arriba.
Abajo es down, down is abajo.
ARRIBA – ABAJO! UP – DOWN!
Singing opposites!

Repeat chorus

Día es day, day is día.
Noche es night, night is noche.
DIA – NOCHE! DAY – NIGHT!
Singing opposites!

Repeat chorus

Grande es big, big is grande.
Pequeño es small, small is pequeño.
GRANDE – PEQUEÑO! BIG – SMALL!
Singing opposites!

Repeat Chorus

I will see you soon amigas, amigos / friends with more Boca Beth bilingual fun stuff!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

Bilingual Resources That Make Your Job Easier as a Monolingual Parent/Teacher

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

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This week’s lesson from my Fiesta Fun online show (find us over at MomTV.com every Tuesday morning at 10 am EST) centers around children learning vocabulary words in Spanish and English around parts of the body.  The replay of the show is available online at this link.

Below are some fun, easy-to-access and practical resources that introduce Spanish-speaking children to English and English-speaking children to Spanish:

See It!  Say It!  ~ Listen in and read the vocabulary words at our free bilingual resource area today!  (click the link to the left and go about three sections down the page to find parts of the body)

My Body / Mi cuerpo (English and Spanish Foundations Series) (Book #8) (Bilingual) (Board Book) (English and Spanish Edition)                                    

Free bilingual language cards ~ Simply click the link to the left, find the cards for ear/oreja and nose/nariz on this page, print them off and laminate them for long term use, then look around for other flashcards you find interesting to use

Bilingual books are always great ~  Use this book (link is to the left) for reinforcing the parts of the body sung about in our Movin’ & Groovin’ song.  Try this one also – both are wonderful and bilingual (meaning they feature Spanish and English on every page)

It’s easy finding resources that bring the bilingual learning to life using the internet!  Try it!  Then share with us in the comments below what other Spanish and English learning tools you found for young children learning parts of the body.  Gracias/Thank you.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

It's Time to Respond to 2010 Census Stats: Preparing Our Young Children for a Global Economy

Friday, January 14th, 2011

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What time is it?  It’s time to help our young children get a jump start on learning more than just English!

I know, I know!   Some of you cringe when it’s mentioned that our students of the United States should concentrate their efforts on subjects other than English, Math & Science.  How dare I even suggest that learning Spanish as a 2nd language is important as well?!?!

Once the next round of 2010 Census Stats are released some of us will be rudely awakened to the fact that there is no room for the old “English only” mentality.

Watch how fun and easy (and non-politically influenced) it can be to help preschool age children learn a second language with music and movement fun.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00zlQaWrXUs

Read this article over at my web site on the top 3 benefits of introducing a 2nd language to little kids … it’s not just about learning Spanish.  It’s about powering their brains, super-charging their lifetime language learning skills, and giving them an academic boost that will carry them througout their life! 

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Helping Young Children Learn Spanish and Math Concepts is FUN! with Boca Beth

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Wow!  Our bilingual TV show Fiesta Fun on MomTV.com is going strong, and it’s FREE to tune every Tuesday morning at 10 am EST!

I can’t think of any stay-at-home mom, any preschool teacher, any homeschooling family that wouldn’t just love, love, love this new Boca Beth stuff!  Check out how easy we make it to introduce time to little children along with breakfast, lunch and dinner via our YouTube video, then tune in weekly for my upbeat, music and movement Fiesta Fun online show.

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

                                   

Below are the lyrics for this fun bilingual song from the Boca Beth Program which is on our second CD titled More Boca Beth / Más Boca Beth available for only $14.99 by clicking here.  This entire CD introduces 150 words and 30 phrases in both languages – Spanish & English – using the methodology that many experts are saying is THE BEST way to introduce a new language to children who are still learning skills in their native language … using a TRUE bilingual format!!!  That is what we do here at Boca Beth!

“What Time Is It?/¿ Qué hora es ?”
(sung to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”)

(chorus)
What time is it?
¿ Qué hora es ?
I need to know!
¡ Tengo que saber !

It is eight o’clock.
Son las ocho.
Time for breakfast!
¡ Hora de desayunar !

Repeat chorus

It is twelve o’clock.
Son las doce.
Time for lunch!
¡ Hora de almorzar !

Repeat chorus

It is six thirty.
Son las seis y media.
Time for dinner!
¡ Hora de cenar !

And now the suggested circle time / classroom activity to go hand-in-hand with this easy-to-follow Boca Beth bilingual song for children:

This is an echo song. I ask the children if they remember what an echo is. I praise the correct answer person and ask them to be my echo in this fun song about telling time in Spanish and English. If the children are old enough to get the concept, they can act out the time of day while singing about it. We hold our arms out in the position of 8 o’clock, then straight above our heads for 12 o’clock, then pointing down towards the ground for 6:30.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

Toddlers and Preschoolers Learn Shapes / Las formas

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzLi22VqDEs

Want to introduce formas / shapes in your preschool classroom, in your family childcare home, or simply as the new year begins? 

Join me, Boca Beth, for this short yet edutaining bilingual fun lesson that uses the melody of Mary Had a Little Lamb, our free bilingual shapes language cards, coloring book pages from our 44-page coloring/activity book and the replay of our online TV show over at MomTV.com (look for the most recent replay of January 4, 2011 towards the bottom of my show page).

The song I Know My Shapes / Yo sé mis formas is off our second Boca Beth bilingual music CD for kids titled More Boca Beth / Más Boca Beth    Follow this link to read more about our successful bilingual CD that introduces more than 150 words and 30 phrases in both Spanish and English via music fun! 

 

 

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Follow this link to fine the lyrics for the words from this bilingual kids’ song that introduces circle, square, rectangle, triangle, and oval (go down to the 14th song).

Follow this link to print off FREE bilingual language cards featuring these shapes!  You will find four shapes on this page, then search the other archived cards to retrieve the other shapes.  Later laminate them for extended use in the classroom or home setting with young children. 

Lastly, if you own our coloring/activity book for children, you will find all five shapes from this song on pages 27-30.  Young children learn via repetition, and after hearing the song you can use these simple coloring pages with English and Spanish on each page to help the learning continue!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

New Year Equals New Language Learning Fun from Boca Beth

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

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Ahhhhh…the start of a New Year!  I certainly hope your Holidays were happy and your ringing in of 2011 was full of inspiring resolutions (that you might actually stick to!).

In this New Year I am committing to a weekly online TV show for you and your young children over at MomTV.com   It’s not going to be your typical 30-minute preschool TV series show.  Heck!  It’s not even on TV – it’s streamed live via the internet which makes it cool because YOU can actually interact with ME as the host of the show.

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Each week I hope to deliver the following highlights (not always in this order):

  • Upbeat and interactive bilingual songs from my Boca Beth Program & Product Line
  • Fun facts on why it’s so important to start the 2nd language journey EARLY in a child’s life
  • Lesson plan fun to go along with many of the songs from our weekly children’s bilingual show
  • Hints at where our special monthly live stream will be located (once a month I will host my show – called Fiesta Fun – from a location other than my home office)
  • Random giveaways of our Boca Beth bilingual fun products and other bilingual resources I love

So amigas, amigos / friends it’s going to be a GREAT year of language learning fun for you, for your children, for your students.  Marvel at how quickly young children can acquire a 2nd language when music & movement fun is involved!

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Join me every Tuesday morning at 10 am EST (or watch the replays if you miss the live stream).  Hasta mañana/Until tomorrow……………………………

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth