Saturday, April 29, 2017

Spanish Poetry for Kids: Poesía Alada

My first memories of poetry actually started with my mom when I was a kid. Back then Spanish poetry for kids didn't exist. In fact, my mom helped me write poems in a notebook; and to this day she still has that notebook! I know because I called her and asked. Ha! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tips for Motivating Language Learning in Pre-Teens

The days of sing-along, and finger-puppet play to learn a new language are long behind us.

My child is an 8 1/2 pre-teen which has proven to be quite challenging to motivate when it's time for his language lessons. Seriously, teaching him when he was a preschooler was so much easier!

However, I see that this is a common phenomenon.  I recently read a post from Multilingual Parenting that children learning another language go through a rebellious phase, and the importance of being consistent. So I am not alone!

In today's post I am sharing tips for motivating language learning in pre-teens.  This age group usually describes those between ages 8 to 12 also known as the 'tween years.

I've learned by experience that this age is very difficult to engage and motivate.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Puerto Rican Sandwich Spread (Sandwichitos de mezcla)

Puerto Rican sandwich spread (sandwichitos de mezcla) is a staple in every party, event or family gathering in Puerto Rico.

What is it? It's a creamy and delish mixture of cheese, luncheon meat, pimentos and cream cheese nicely spread between two slices of white bread. FYI, this is not healthy at all, but oh so good! 

During this past holiday I hosted a party at home. Guess what I served? Yes, sandwichitos de mezcla, and they were a hit with both the kids and adults.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Nurturing Lifelong Friendships

There is truly nothing like having friends.  

Growing up with friends,  sharing experiences, bonding with each other, and eventually becoming adult friends has so many benefits.  Friendships will boost your happiness especially when they are lifelong friends. 💗

My son is an only-child, and I strive to make sure he has friends.  He actually has some very close friends since he was a toddler, and although at times its hard for them to meet-up because of the parent's busy schedule (including myself) he knows they are his friends.  

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How to Organize a Multicultural Event or Party for Kids

Have you ever thought of planning your own multicultural event or party for kids?    Well, this is your your lucky day! I'm thrilled to share with you how to organize an event in five easy steps at All Done Monkey.

Click on the link or on the image below.  

See you at All Done Monkey! 

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Monday, January 2, 2017

DIY Three Kings Ornaments

Epiphany is in 5 days, and we are so excited!  Of course, our Christmas tree is still up and we're making Three Kings Ornaments.

This year I really wanted to make these ornaments,  and it's really hard, and nearly impossible to find king shaped cookie cutters.  So I made my own, and so can you. You just need a little bit of creativity.

Three Kings Salt Dough Ornaments

Use aluminium cookie cutters that you can reshape:

Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Years Eve Global Traditions

For as long as I have been married we have never celebrated New Years Eve how it is celebrated it in Puerto Rico.  In Puerto Rico families gathers to eat, sing aguinaldos, light up fireworks, and after the clock hits 12 midnight everyone listens to El Brindis del Bohemio.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Free Three Kings Day / Epiphany / Día de Reyes Printable Cupcake Toppers

I love the cute printable that I'm sharing with you today.  With Día de Reyes quickly approaching it's the perfect cupcake topper for your fiesta, or Día de Reyes event.  

I baked cupcakes for a Christmas party that I hosted, and I made these cupcake toppers to give them an extra special touch! 

As a bonus I'm including a Feliz Navidad poinsettia labels.  There are 24 per page for exactly 2 dozen cupcakes. 


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Coquito for Kids Recipe and Free Printable (Puerto Rican Eggnog)

It's Christmas, and I am full-Christmas spirit! I planned a Latin flair Christmas party for the kids (post coming soon)!  For the drinks besides  fruit punch, and strawberry lemonade I served coquito for kids.


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