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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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7 Easy Tips for Teaching Your Child Spanish

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Perhaps you’re fluent in Spanish or know the basics, but your kids are not picking up the language as quickly as you’d hoped. You may think it’s because you live in the United States or that you don’t have…
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10 Ways to Educate Kids About Hispanic Heritage Month

[Mamiverse's Bilingual Plus is an online channel devoted to bringing parents and educators the bilingual learning tools they need in the form of digital picture books, sing-alongs, and free curriculum-based family activities.] Hispanic…
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I Love You Mucho: How Bilingual Humor Makes You Smarter

Can bilingual humor really make you smarter? Consider the evidence. Numerous studies have shown that being bilingual can increase brain capacity, plus ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. According to Ellen Bialystok, a psychologist…
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Your Child is a Spanish Language Failure: Is it Your Fault?

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Thanks to some hints you have detected, your child does not seem to be too fond of Spanish. The inkling you have on this is based on reality: your child tends to use English more than Spanish. He does not say so in so many words, but you gather…
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Is Your Child Embarrassed by Your Accent?

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Is your child embarrassed by your Spanish, Cuban, Mexican or Puerto Rican accent? Young people do not want to be different. Youngsters wish to belong, especially to the country and to the culture they were born into or have adopted. They are…
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Downloadable ‘Dear Reyes’ Letter #BilingualPlus

For many Latino families, Día de los Reyes inspires just as big a celebration in the home as Christmas. The excitement begins the night of January 5, when children set out their shoes for the Magi to fill with presents. Or they prepare…
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Is It Rude to Speak Spanish in Front of Non-Spanish Speakers? #BilingualPlus

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Speaking Spanish in front of non-Spanish speakers is rude … unless you are speaking it to your kids because you want them to learn two languages fluently. This statement may not be well-received by monolinguals. But really, when it comes…
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Learn Spanish on Vacation at 5 Fun Destinations #BilingualPlus

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So you want to learn Spanish or you’re already bilingual, but want to brush up on your Spanish language skills. What better way to learn Spanish than on vacation? For singles, couples or families, the Spanish-speaking world offers plenty…
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5 Myths About Bilingual Kids #BilingualPlus

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For all the advantages they have, bilingual kids—or their parents, perhaps—must contend with a lot of myths about their ability to speak two or more languages. Those of you who have read some of my writings—and I thank you—know that…