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End August with FREE Resources to Teach Children Spanish and English

Friday, August 31st, 2012

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I encourage you to check this out so that you will have some cool, free teaching resources to introduce Spanish and English to young children this coming school year!

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Happy Educating!  ¡Feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Back to School Lessons Start Monday!

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Good morning / Buenos días

     

Sure hope all of you are ready to start our weekly themed lessons via my blog right here at my web site, BocaBeth.com.  Throughout the year we will share bilingual teaching resources that are age appropriate for young children, free YouTube video lessons over at my YouTube channel, run contests for cool Spanish/English stuff, and create a community of raising bilingual children.

Why?  Check this out:

See you next week with Spanish and English learning geared for the young child.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

 P.S.  (Congratulations / felicitaciones to Michele, Latoya, and Tina for winning our More Boca Beth bilingual music CD for simply commenting in this blog with WHY they feel it’s important to introduce both Spanish and English to young children.)

We Survived Tropical Storm Debby!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

I am so very happy to be back on solid ground!  Sailing on a Carnival Cruise during the Tropical Storm Debby was NOT the best thing to do this past weekend…but the best part is that I am alive to tell about it.

Here is what she looked like 3 days ago when we were out in Cozumel just heading back to Tampa:

Now – if you know anything about geography then you know that between Cozumel and Tampa, FL there is a bunch of bad, bad cloud coverage and weather, and WE HIT IT!

I prayed a lot, I took motion sickness pills (finally in the middle of it all), and I still had fun.  That is one thing about Carnival Cruise Line – they make sure the fun keeps going while their Captain used his God-given talents and truly found a decent route around and behind the storm.  He slowed us down to what seemed like 3 mph and waited for it to dump its ugliness on parts of my lovely Tampa Bay Area.  Then he sailed us right in behind it.

Sure … we looked out our cabin window and saw the 9-12 feet swells.  Sure … we swayed from side and side and up and down during part of the Gulf of Mexico ‘ride.’  Sure … people got sick, people fell down the stairs, but overall out of the 2,000+ people on the ship we all just rallied to the cause of praying for a hedge of protection, and The Good Lord provided.

I leave you with this Boca Beth song from my company as a thank you / gracias for being alive.  (FREE download follows the YouTube video):

Bilingual song for children – Kiss is a Beso / Beso es un Kiss

Thank you for listening to my story of survival!

With thanks and praise to God ~ Beth Butler (aka Boca Beth)

Teaching Concept of Here & There Bilingually

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Don’t you love to laugh while you learn?  

Enjoy this You Tube video that brings Spanish aquí & allí to life  while also introducing the English word equivalents of here & there:

I think this type of teaching a second language is super popular with many early childhood professionals because they use fun methods of teaching with the young children in their care.

Every time I keynote an Early Childhood Conference or conduct a training at a Homeschooling convention my Boca Beth bilingual approach is embraced with passion.  Watch this:

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Even though I am officially “off the speaking circuit” for at least three years as our daughter transitions from elementary school to a magnet middle school, I have decided to take three keynote engagements in 2013.  I am booked for one in MN – call me direct at 813.855.5393 to talk to me about YOUR early childhood conference needs.)

Why Should You Introduce a New Language Early?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Experts agree, the earlier the better when it comes to introducing a second language to that special young child in your life.  Ages birth through five are the most formative years of a child’s brain – with 90% of the human brain being developed by age 5.

It’s not wonder then that you should be thinking about your child’s early learning.  You see what a sponge your child is…make the most of this window of opportunity without pushing things, and your child will develop at an advanced rate thanks to the many benefits derived from working different areas of the brain. 

Don’t get caught in the trap that many new parents believe ~ that is the “No second language for my child.  I do not want to confuse him and cause language delay by introducing a new language.  There will be plenty of time for her to learn a second and third language later in life.”

Truth be told, there will NOT be plenty of time for easy, fun, and non-threatening language learning later in life.  We all have experienced or witnessed how very difficult it is to acquire a new language once we enter our teen years.  There are scientific reasons as to why it becomes more difficult with age – never impossible, simply a lot more frustrating for most.

Just peek in on these two toddlers (one less than 2 years old, the other little guy just turned 2!!!) learning Spanish right alongside English in a very child-like way:

I strongly urge you to jump on this second language bandwagon today!  Choose the language that fits your family, your community, your heritage, whatever the reason for choosing the 2nd language you choose, and get going!  Make it fun, make it part of your daily routine, and you will be giving your child one of the greatest gifts you could ever give him…the gift of learning a second language.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (If you choose Spanish as your 2nd language I encourage you to visit my web site for the many FREE resources found at this link to jump start the second language journey.  And there are TWO days left on my BOGO deal for May ~~~ that is, buy 1 CD, get 1 free or buy 1 DVD, get 1 free.  Shop here! Shop now!).

FREE Music Download for Kids to Learn Vowels in English & Spanish

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Download a free bilingual song for children to learn the vowel sounds in both English and Spanish from my Boca Beth Program and product line at the link below:

Vowel Sounds in Spanish and English / Los sonidos de las vocales

 Happy Educating!¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Like this song?  Check out all of the other titles on this fun bilingual music CD from my company, and order it for 50% savings this week only by using discount code BOCA50 or by calling me directly at 813.855.5393 and letting me know you are a blog follower of mine!  Talk to you soon amigas and amigos!)

Preschoolers Learn the Seasons in Two Languages

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

 

This week’s theme is all about the four seasons.  Living here in Florida I really have not experience a lot of the change of seasons, but thankfully I have lived in Savannah, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois during my life and had the wonderful fortune of experiencing the seasons in both places!

Listen in to my Singing the Seasons / Cantando las estaciones bilingual song for children right here:

Introducing the four seasons in both English and Spanish is easy to do with this song off my Boca Beth music CD for children called More Boca Beth / Más Boca Beth.  Find it here for only $14.99 … except for you all!

This week only (March 25 – March 31 2012) you can e-mail me at BocaBeth@msn.com or call me direct at 813.855.5393 and use SHOW ME THE HALF PRICE CD in your subject line or your phone call and receive this cool CD to teach Spanish to children for only $7.50!  REALLY!!!  And shipping is always free on our web site store.

Later this week look for more fun activities and teaching tips for bringing Spanish learning fun to young children who speak English and English learning fun to young children who speak Spanish!  That’s the beauty of the Boca Beth Program ~ we make it fun, easy, and affordable to help many young children build a sound foundation for later language learning.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Spend Your Weekend Jump Starting Your Spanish

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

It’s so easy to weave Spanish learning into your daily routine!

Boca Beth Bilingual Language Learning Color/Activity Book

Take a little coloring/activity book along on the car rids this weekend or to the restaurant so that Junior will learn some Español / Spanish during the down times.  Click here for a FREE bilingual coloring page download.

Now mix in some bilingual beats into the car time Saturday and Sunday (here at Boca Beth we even have a Christian music CD that features 5 songs about praising our God sung in Spanish and English).  Find the CD here for only $6.99 with FREE shipping all the time on my web site.

Don’t forget to bring along the DVDs we have created over the past 10 years – we have only made three, but each one suits the child in all of us striving to learn a second language the FUN way.  See a snippet of one of them right here:

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Enjoy this free music download of my Sing Praise song on the way to church and every morning to get your bilingual juices flowing!  ** Click the link below **

Sing Praise song from Boca Beth

 

 

Teaching Opposites / los opuestos

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE singing this bilingual song with toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary age school children!  Catch it here on YouTube:

Those little kids love the sway dancing part of the song!  Follow this link to the suggested classroom and/or circle time activity to bring my Boca Beth opposites song to life.  Look for song #11!

How about using the book from Scholastic with Clifford the Big Red Dog and a friend of his introducing Spanish and English vocabulary words about opposites?  It’s found at this link on Amazon.com for only $1.15 NEW!

More this week about teaching young children Spanish and English centered around the theme of opposites / los opuestos.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Bilingual Learning Fun for Kids!

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

More fun learning to count with my Boca Beth bilingual song for children can be enjoyed by buying this CD for children to learn both English and Spanish.  This CD alone introduces more than 150 words and 30 phrases in both languages – all through music fun!

How about using some online learning for numbers at this easy-to-use and FREE site?!?!

Over at SpanishSpanish.com you will find a lesson that is great for learning numbers the fun way too!

The final video for this week’s early childhood learning fun will help children learn to count from 0 – 30 with visual and audio aids.  Enjoy!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth