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Monday, February 3, 2020

Spanish Picture Books for Black History Month

There are so many amazing books available for Black History Month, but not so many are available in Spanish. I feel super lucky that my public library is amazing and I was able to get a pretty good selection, shout out to Provo Public Library! Because the selection was so limited only a few of them are actually about Black History, while the majority are books whose main characters are Black or Afro-Latinx. Here are some of the ones I was able to get my hands on:
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Amor y Amistad FREE Printables

I know what you’re here for so I’ll be brief. Is it easy to find printables in Spanish? No, it is not. So, when I needed valentines for my son’s preschool class a few years ago I came up with these cuties to stick a Duvalín to. I tried using glue dots to attach the candy to the valentine and it didn’t really stick so I used a hot glue gun haha. Make sure to print onto card stock and not regular printer paper for the best results. If you don’t live near a dulcería, grab some Duvalín from Amazon Prime HERE.
Monday, January 13, 2020

Mo Willems Libros

The holidays are over and I wanted to kick off the year with some of our favorite books to read aloud,  which happens to be anything written by Mo Willems. His books are made for that read aloud experience, with audience interaction and the opportunity to do some fun voices for the characters. These books are great for emerging Spanish speakers because the text is simple and so engaging. My kids fall into that emerging category so books in Spanish with long text don’t hold their attention well, but they are happy to sit and listen to any book by Mo Willems in Spanish because the vocabulary is right at their level and they are entertained by my crazy voices. Here are some of the ones that we have been reading this month and are tried and true:
Friday, January 10, 2020

More than Enough

I just finished my first grown up book of 2020 and it was the perfect way to kick off the decade! I have been curious about minimalism for years, but wasn’t sure how to apply the principles in our life with three kids. The cover of the book, More than Enough, really hooked me with the line “practical minimalism”. That’s what I needed! To be practical about scaling back on how much we consume, without feeling guilted into total deprivation. Also, I really struggle to read nonfiction, but this book was so easy to read because Miranda’s voice shines through the pages and it feels like you are just on a lunch date with a friend who is sharing what works for them. Here are some of the big takeaways I had after reading:
Monday, January 6, 2020

Día de Reyes 2020

Since marrying my guapo we have always celebrated Día de Reyes, but pretty low key. We have always had rosca de reyes with friends and usually some chocolate abuelita to go along with it. Since having kids we have continued with the rosca tradition, they just get to tag along now while we celebrate with friends. This year I wanted to make it a little more special for them, so for the first time ever the Reyes Magos will be stopping by our house with some treats. Here are some of the things we have done this year to make the holiday more special for the kids:

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Mis 12 Uvas

A pretty common Hispanic tradition for New Year’s Eve is to eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight. Each grape represents one month of the new year and one hope for the new year. We didn’t participate this year because we were in someone else’s home and they didn’t have any grapes so I wanted to take a minute and write out my 12 deseos for 2020. I would love to hear what you have planned for this year in the comments!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Top 10 Spanish Books of 2019

We have read so many good books this year, but I wanted to compile a list of the ones that we treasured most. Some of these books have been around forever and some are brand new. Some are light and fun, while others cover topics that even adults struggle to discuss, like immigration and death. All of them are wonderful and kid approved by my bunch. If you’re interested in buying any of these books, I have linked all of the titles to wherever they can be purchased online.