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!
Witness two toddlers learning Spanish with me and having a blast:
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!)
This 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.
So many reviews! So many giveaways! So many ways to win that special language learning fun system from my Boca Beth Language Program.
Some of you might win this Boca Beth Beginner Backpack
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.
Others of you might win our Boca Beth Grande Bag ($49.99)
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.
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).
I hear it often … YOU speak fluent Spanish?!?! You can read that entire article in Spanish?!?! You understood what that man just said on the Spanish news station?!?!?! My answers are consistently, “Sí” to these staring at my blonde hair (okay, okay….L’Oreal now helps me stay blonde!!!), blue eyes, and freckle face!
Boca Beth sports freckles, blonde hair, and blue eyes as she teaches young ones Spanish with her bilingual music CDs, DVDs, and her company’s bilingual coloring/activity book shown below and found at this link on her web site.
So why do I bring this up today? It’s been this way for me since I lived in Chile in 1976 and in Mexico in 1979. This morning we had a wonderful tree service company called M&M Tree Service over to our home to assist us with some really tall trees! The crew (all 4 of them) were Latinos, speaking Spanish the entire time, and when I replied to them in Español I thought the crew leader was going to fall over in disbelief.
By the end of their productive time at our home he was exclaiming to me and anyone who would listen that my Spanish was excellent, my pronunciation perfect, and that I spoke better Spanish than he…now that is a compliment!
One of my amigas over at SpanglishBaby.com told me just the other day that I am a trailblazer, and I believe (again!) that I will accept this as a compliment…that in spite of me being a native English speaking mom and teacher I have embraced my love of Spanish as my second language and have helped other families for more than 12 years bring the two languages of English and Spanish together in their daily routine in a fun and non-threatening way with my music CDs and DVDs.
I hope my 12+ years of service have been not only rewarding for me but enriching for thousands. Now my hope and my prayer is to remain in business as I increase my volunteer work with NOPE Task Force here in Hillsborough County Schools.
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!
Listen to what some teachers think about our Boca Beth fun program and product line:
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.
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.