My Daughter's Favorite Bilingual Books About Love, Perfect For Valentine's Day

My Daughter's Favorite Bilingual Books About Love, Perfect For Valentine's Day

by Janny Perez January 30, 2019

Valentine's Day has never been a big event in our home.  My husband and I focus on our love for each other and want our daughter to start to understand this concept, that It's not about a specific day or material things.  There are many books that help teach kids about amor and kindness. These are from my soon to be 3 year old Victoria's personal collection and among her favorites, in no particular order.

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Best Children's Books in English and Spanish that Celebrate Diversity

Best Children's Books in English and Spanish that Celebrate Diversity

by Janny Perez January 23, 2019

Growing up as a Hispanic kid in Miami, Florida, I loved books.  My favorite place in the world was the library.  I would immerse myself in books and stories, yet these books and stories never reflected the world I lived in (me below in elementary school).  Fast forward to today, where I am raising a multicultural child, it is important to me that she grows up understanding about differences in cultures, skin colors, and socioeconomic statuses reflective of the multicultural world she lives in today.  Books can help.  See some of our top favorites and other highly rated books that celebrate being different.

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New Year Goals For Parents Raising Bilingual Children

New Year Goals For Parents Raising Bilingual Children

by Janny Perez January 03, 2019

A new year brings with it new opportunities to define resolutions or goals.  As a mom, it is important to me that my goals also include my child and family.  As a Latina mom raising a bilingual, multicultural child, it is important to me that I continue on my bilingual journey, having goals, but not stressing out about specifics.  You want your bilingual journey as a family to be natural and as stress free as possible.  Here are my goals for the new year that you, as a bilingual or multicultural parent, may relate to or may inspire you:

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2018 Best Bilingual Toys To Teach Your Child Spanish

2018 Best Bilingual Toys To Teach Your Child Spanish

by Janny Perez November 28, 2018

Raising a bilingual child is not an easy task and as a parent, you have to use every opportunity you can to expose them to the language.  Research shows that there are many benefits to raising bilingual children, including making them smarter and offering the opportunity to earn more income as adults.  Exposing them to the language is key, whether it's reading to them, speaking to them, having them watch programs in another language, music, and yes play. In my case, I teach my daughter Spanish and I try to make teaching fun, after all, she is my biggest critic!  Here's my list for...

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Toys and Books that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Latino Icons

Toys and Books that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Latino Icons

by Janny Perez September 19, 2018

It's Hispanic Heritage Month and as a Colombian mom raising a multicultural daughter, it's important to me that she grows up playing with toys that reflect the diverse world that we live in and that celebrate her Latino roots.  I've created a list of toys that celebrate important Hispanic icons, diversity, and that would be a great addition during this month or as an early Christmas gift for your child!  Check it out...

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Children's Books that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage By Country

Children's Books that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage By Country

by Janny Perez September 12, 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month is here and it's time to celebrate our Hispanic Heritage!  I couldn't find a list of children's books that were specific to Hispanic and Latin countries so I decided to create one. There are so many countries and each one celebrates it's culture, traditions, and even may speak Spanish differently, um plátano or banano?  Though we may be grouped by many as simply being Hispanic, Latino, or Mexican, the truth is that our countries are all different and these books celebrate our individual countries.  See what great children's book you can get to celebrate your Hispanic Heritage this month!

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