Posts Tagged ‘bilingual kids song’

Celebrate Back to School with FREE CD!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

It’s bittersweet when our daughter goes back to school.  

Unlike many parents I really enjoy the entire 8 or 9 weeks off from the daily routine of school.  Today she started back to Middle School … below is a photo of her with our Boca Beth backpack while in elementary school.  OH MY!

She and her best friend at the time even performed in our Boca Beth YouTube videos when the mood would strike them.  Singing in Spanish and English thanks to the bilingual songs I wrote, these two English speaking gals could help introduce telling time in Spanish via music fun.  Check this out:

 

Want to win the CD from my Boca Beth program that this song (and 14 others are on)?  Simply comment below why you want to introduce Spanish and English to the special child in your life.  First three responses that Megan (our daughter) loves and thinks are great reasons will win this full length Boca Beth CD.

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Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 

Bilingual Learning Fun as Winter Season is Here

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Funny how in Florida we are AMAZED when there’s ice on the windshield in the morning!  Such was the case this morning when I left to drive my daughter to her carpool spot.  I love it when it turns cold here in Tampa – even if for just a short while – you feel as if there truly ARE four seasons.

That’s what this week’s Boca Beth bilingual lesson fun for toddlers, preschoolers and even early elementary aged school children is all about.  Learning the four seasons of the year in two languages will add to your child’s vocabulary, increase their cognitive development, and – simply put – make them smarter!

I suggest playing my Boca Beth bilingual kids’ song about the months of the year – found on this CD – as you point to each word on this months of the year chart in Spanish.  Find the corresponding English months online and simply print them out and paste the month of the year in English next to its partner in Spanish for the visual learner!

Follow this link for an audio lesson on the months of the year – how to say them in Spanish.  There are also printables on this site.

This link will provide you with another, more kid-friendly way, to introduce the Spanish months of the year.  Have fun!

Of course, my friends over at OnLineFreeSpanish.com have fantastic resources for bilingual learning fun for your children 24/7.  Click here to find their assistance with learning the months of the year in both English and Spanish.

Take note that most people do not capitalize the first letter of the Spanish months of the year.  That is something I was reminded of 20 years after having lived in Chile.  Most Spanish publishers, authors, and experts agree that the days of the week, months of the year, book titles (except the first word), and more are not capitalized in the Spanish language!  (Strange for us English-speaking folks!)

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Let’s Learn the Months of the Year in Spanish and English

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Ready for a jump start on Spanish learning fun for you and your child this New Year?

For those of you who speak mainly English, here is a short speaking lesson on the months of the year in Spanish:

For those of you who speak mainly Spanish, here is a short lesson on the months of the year in English:

Hop on over to my web site to download the lyrics for free to our bilingual kids’ song that helps both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking families learn the months of the year via a catchy song I wrote to the melody of The Wheels on the Bus.  (You might want the lyrics printed off as we enjoy a new YouTube video from me, Boca Beth, later this week that features this language learning song!)

Experts agree that by using a familiar melody to introduce a new concept makes the learning occur more rapidly and the retention proves to be much longer.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth  

P.S.  Happy New Year!  ¡Feliz año nuevo!

 

 

 

Bilingual Books Help Young Children Learn the Spanish Alphabet

Friday, December 16th, 2011

It’s true!  The Spanish alphabet is different from the English alphabet!  

But it’s not so different that you and your child can’t learn it with my Boca Beth song titled Rappin the Spanish Alphabet (available as a FREE You Tube video from Monday’s blog post or on our More Boca Beth bilingual music CD which is only $9 with the 40% savings code of JOLLY for Christmas / Hanukkah shopping fun!).

I thought I would help you with some additional visual learning today by suggesting some cool books for the Spanish alphabet:

This book titled The Alphabet / El alfabeto is fantastic and is presented in  board book style for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning to read.      Experts agree that children CAN learn their native and a new language in  print by using tools such as this book with someone interacting with the  child during the reading time.

I realize it says it’s out of stock on Amazon, but you can find it other places (and check out the price of only Used at $1.22!!!!)

The Alphabet / El alfabeto (English and Spanish Foundations Series) (Book #1) (Bilingual) (Board Book) (English and Spanish Edition)Next up is this easy-to-use, interactive coloring picture book to help children learn the Spanish language and its alphabet.  It’s in stock and can be purchased for only $1.90 NEW!!!  I have found with Amazon.com that I bundle together a bunch of products and save on shipping from the same vendor so watch who are buying from and try to buy from them all of your items.

Lastly, keeping in step with technology, is a Kindle edition of what seems to be a very cool ABC Bilingual Learning Book.    For only $5 you download this animal themed learning game tool, and witness your child learning the alphabet in both English and Spanish from what they say!

My First Spanish ABC Picture Coloring Book (Dover Children's Bilingual Coloring Book)Alpha's ABC's Games

There you have it amigas and amigos!  A fun literacy-based wrap up to help YOU introduce the Spanish alphabet to your young children (and YOU might learn it right along with them!).

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Sharing Kisses / Besos in Two Languages

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGsvRJ8gP9U

I loved shooting this video in the studio with the children you see helping bring Spanish and English together with music fun.

This week’s bilingual fun will center around this Boca Beth song I wrote called Kiss is a beso / Beso es un Kiss off our first CD that is titled My First Songs in Spanish / Mis primeras canciones en ingles

Suggested circle time activity for this song is as follows:   Use BOCA the puppet to give kisses/besos to the children as you move from child to child giving kisses (then move into “hugs/abrazos” for more learning). Remember that some children do not enjoy being ‘kissed’ on the face so you need to read them well and have BOCA kiss their shoulder or their foot or their shoe or sometimes simply blow the child a beso/a kiss.   Many children don’t get much affection at home and need the contact, the touch, the ‘warm fuzzies’ this song provides.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Stay tuned as we will be giving away the Boca Beth DVD that has this music video (and 7 others on it) later this week right here at my blog!)

Learn to Count in Spanish! Learn to Count in English!

Monday, September 19th, 2011

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

Why is it that counting is so much fun for almost every child on the planet?!?!?!

Then mix in a new language, and it becomes double the fun!  🙂  🙂

This week we will be using my Boca Beth song titled “Me gusta contar / I Like to Count” as we share resources that bring Spanish and English counting together.

Stay tuned amigas and amigos for some cool Spanish support that is fun for children!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Want the CD that this bilingual song for children is on?  Want it for 20% savings PLUS free shipping?  Use code bocarocks at this page on my web site (put it in the discount code box when prompted), and we will ship you your bilingual CD pronto/soon.

I Want to Speak Spanish! ¡Yo quiero hablar ingles!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Preschool Children Series

Learning two languages before the age of five is what experts are suggesting parents think about with such a global economy at hand and in our children’s future!

This upcoming ‘school year’ I hope to take you on a bilingual journey of Boca Beth proportions!  Singing, dancing, playing are all going to take place as we mold the next generation of children to be bilingual…starting with babies, toddlers and preschoolers!

Let’s start off with my company’s theme song:

La canción tema de Boca Beth/The Boca Beth Theme Song

Yo quiero hablar Español.
I want to speak Spanish.
¡Yo quiero hacerlo ahora!
I want to do it NOW!

Yo quiero hablar Inglés.
I want to speak English.
¡Yo quiero hacerlo ahora!
I want to do it NOW!

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You and your children will find this song on all three of our full-length bilingual children’s music CDs.  Enter code bocarocks and enjoy 20% savings plus FREE shipping all the time on our web site.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

What Child Doesn't LOVE the Five Little Monkeys Song? Now Try It in Spanish!!!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Love, love, love seeing little children’s eyes light up when they hear the Five Little Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed song begin!

Check out our fun Boca Beth bilingual version via a video posted on YouTube:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YgWDA50g4Y

Want to check out the lyrics ~~~ here they are:

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed!
One fell off and bumped his head!
Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said!
No more monkeys jumpin on the bed!

¡Cuatro monitos saltando en la cama!
¡Uno se cayó y golpeó la cabeza!
¡Mama llamó al doctor y el doctor dijo!
¡Que no más monos saltan en la cama!

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed!
One fell off and bumped his head!
Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said!
No more monkeys jumpin on the bed!

¡Dos monitos saltando en la cama!
¡Uno se cayó y golpeó la cabeza!
¡Mama llamó al doctor y el doctor dijo!
¡Que no más monos saltan en la cama!

One little monkey jumping on the bed!
He fell off and bumped his head!
Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said!
No more monkeys jumpin on the bed!

 

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Here is one more video featuring my Boca Beth bilingual version of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s_7lVceHzQ

Kisses Can Be Such Fun … Besos Divertidos

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

  Kisses!  ¡Besos!  Let’s keep the bilingual learning fun going for the Boca Beth song I hope you downloaded earlier this week from my previous blog post.

Here is the link to the lyrics for this Spanish and English kids’ song!  (Look for song #7.)

Here are the suggested classroom / circle time activities to do with this song:

Use BOCA the puppet and the whatever girl puppet you have chosen for language sessions to give kisses/besos to the children as you move from child to child giving kisses (then move into “hugs/abrazos” for more learning). This is always our second to last song since it gives every child the chance to get a kiss and a hug from BOCA and the girl puppet. Some children don’t get that affection at home and need the contact, the touch, the ‘warm fuzzies’ this song provides.

Another idea from a fellow early childhood professional for their end-of-the year graduation performance, the children had decorated popsicle sticks with oversized lips that they had colored in and added glitter to.  At the time of the graduation ceremony when this song played they went into the audience and give kisses/besos to their family members in attendance.  I was told there was not a dry eye in the entire building!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS-JbLOrvlw&tracker=False

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Free MP3 Download of a Bilingual Children's Song

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Kiss is a Beso / Beso es un kiss  Click this link to the left for a free MP3 version of our Boca Beth bilingual kids’ song that is sung to the traditional tune of Skip to My Lou

Remember, the joy of our Boca Beth bilingual music is that I write most songs around the tune of a children’s classic melody.  Something both you and the children will recognize.  Experts agree that is a fun and easy way for second language acquisition to take place.

Enjoy the video of this same Boca Beth song below:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGsvRJ8gP9U

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth