Spanish Podcasts, Audio Stories and Audiobooks for Kids & Adults

For some reason podcasts in Spanish are really hard to find (at least in the US) for either adults or kids.  But if you, like me, live in a relatively monolingual area and want to maintain your Spanish (or expose your kids to more Spanish), then this list is for you.  I’ve compiled below all the Spanish podcasts, audio stories, audio books and more.  I haven’t personally listened to each and every one of them, but I hope you’ll be able to find some that work for you. And, of course, if you have any suggested additions, those are always welcome! Continue reading “Spanish Podcasts, Audio Stories and Audiobooks for Kids & Adults”

Libros Navideños Round Up!

As Fall progresses, N and E (and their parents) are getting more and more excited about the Christmas season. We love the music, the food, the time with family and everything else that comes with it (including presents!). One of my favorite parts of the holiday is getting everyone amped up by reading lots of seasonal books. Looking for Christmas and holiday books in Spanish the past few years has been kind of pain, so I hope this list saves you some of the trouble I’ve gone through!

If you have any favorites that aren’t on the list, please let me know and I’ll add them!

La Navidad del camioncito azul

This one is first for a reason. The kids LOVE this book, in part because on the last page the book actually lights up with real-life lights.

‘Twas Nochebuena

This one is bilingual and includes rhythmic text with beautiful illustrations as a young family goes through its Christmas traditions.

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Fall 2017 Spanish Programming for Young Kids on Netflix & Hulu

Leaves are changing, the air is getting crisper, and with winter fast approaching comes (at least in our house) a bit more screen time for those days the weather does not cooperate. So what better time is there to share some of the great programs for young kids available in Spanish on Netflix and Hulu right now?

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Zoobabu Kids can learn about animals from all over the world as they try to solve sweet riddles.

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Un, dos, tres, un pasito pa ‘lante

NOTE: This post is being updated as new opportunities arise.

Since Hurricane Maria hit a few days ago, I’ve been thinking about Puerto Rico nonstop. My family was incredibly lucky and they are safe, but they are still without power, water, access to roads, unable to work, the list goes on.

Unlike natural disasters on the mainland,  we can’t access PR by truck, car, or other easy and fast modes of transportation. You can only fly or go by boat. All of the island’s ports were damaged and only one is operational currently (following several days of efforts). The airport is currently closed to non-emergency professionals bringing aid. People have nowhere to go, including those who lost their homes. Most are unable to communicate with anyone, on or off the island, unless you see them in person. Many of those lucky enough to have generators, including hospitals, are not able to find diesel to power their machines.

Things you can do to help:

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Bilingual Babies, Preschoolers & Kids

I know what you’re thinking: It’s September. Fall is just beginning. Why are you doing this to me???

The short answer is: I actually do my holiday shopping around this time of year, partially because we typically spend Christmas with my family in Puerto Rico and I need to make sure everything arrives in time, and partially because I just really enjoy the process of researching and thinking about what items the people in my life will most enjoy for the next year. I can’t be the only one out there! (But if I am, then just bookmark this until you’ve had a large glass of wine and you’re ready to think about the holidays.)

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