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Want to Raise a Bilingual Child? We Help You Make it Fun!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Let’s keep on this theme of colors using my Veo colores / I See Colors song as the basis for this week’s bilingual education fun!

Remember playing the shell game where you place a shell under three cups and mix them up trying to keep your eye on which cup has the shell under it?

Here’s my Boca Beth bilingual cup game that helps reinforce the colors we sing about in our bilingual children’s song:

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Ready for a few other free resources that will help you introduce the color words to young children in Spanish and English?

This is from our suggested circle time activity ideas area on my Boca Beth web site to help bring the song to life in your home or your classroom:

Use visual aides that show the seven (7) colors. I have found really nice ones that have an animal associated with the color over at www.LakeshoreLearning.com

This makes the song even more interesting if you can match the color with the animal name and elaborate on it a little more during the music. Allow the children to hold the props as they say the color word correctly in both Spanish and English without shouting (guide them in saying “Please, don’t shout/Por favor, no grita”). The children begin to get competitive during this song in order to be one of the chosen ones to hold a prop, but if you stick to your rule of no shouting – they will catch on that you mean it and will stop the unnecessary noise.

Another cute thing to do with this song is to buy some small color links that the children build a small color link as the song progresses. You will only be able to go through to white (no black or brown color links last time I checked!). It’s just another fun way to teach the second language with hands on manipulatives.  Found the color links over at www.DiscountSchoolSupply.com

See the vocabulary words of the colors in English and Spanish – READ them, HEAR them, SAY them!  That will help for long term retention in addition to singing about them!  Follow this link to my Boca Beth FREE audio clips.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

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Teaching Spanish, Teaching English, and Great Giveaway to Help Make it Fun!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

jessica-in-boca-beth-shirt Win this adorable Boca Beth bilingual t-shirt in red, blue, green or orange plus six of these adorable and lead-free, toy-tested mini maracas in six bright colors (cherry red, royal blue, lime green, yellow, purple and pink!!!) PLUS our first and best-selling Boca Beth bilingual music CD for children titled My First Songs in Spanish / Mis primeras canciones en Inglés.

HOW DO I WIN???? you ask…

Simply comment below with two color words – one in English and the corresponding Spanish one.  For example “red / rojo”  You must comment with a new pair of words – ones that no one else has commented with before.  I suggest going to my web site’s See It! Say It! area for ideas or use www.spanishdict.com for simple translation help.

A random contributor will be chosen Sunday night, 9/12/10, at 5 pm EST to win all of the Boca Beth goodies!  ¡BUENA SUERTE!  GOOD LUCK!

My First Songs in Spanish music CD    Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

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