Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Fish in Foreign Waters A Children's Book Review

Being bilingual has it's advantages and opens the door to a world of new friendships, and relationships. A Fish in Foreign Waters delivers exactly that! This beautiful children's book by author Laura Caputo-Wickham tells the story of Rosie Ray and how she learns to adapt to a new home, friends, and language!  

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing it.  I did not receive monetary compensation for this review. All opinions are my own. 


I read this book to my bilingual son, and his bilingual friends.  Ages 5-7 and they loved the story! They quickly identified with the main character Rosie Ray.  The first thing that they mentioned was that they too were bilingual like Rosie, and ate different foods from what their own friends ate. 

Rosie is having a hard time adapting to her new home, and communicating with friends until she realizes that being bilingual is fun!  

This book is a favorite in our home, and must have in any bilingual home's library. This is a sweet book that any bilingual child can relate to.  It's rhyming prose is perfect to capture the little one's attention, and the soft, pastel illustrations are inviting to look at.

This book is a favorite in our home, and must have in any bilingual home's library.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cultivating our Child's Heritage Language through Long-Distance Relationships with our Familia

When I moved to the USA, one of the things that my mother and I agreed upon was that we would always visit each other. One year she'd visit, and the following year I'd visit Puerto Rico. Well the I, turned into an us. Married and with a child, now the visits every other year were not only a request but a must. It was important to me that our child know his heritage language, culture, and know his familia who lived far away.
Little one surrounded by his aunties, uncles, cousins, and us in Puerto Rico. 

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