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Our Bilingual Bedtime Routine #Positivismo

Wordless Wednesday People are often surprised to hear that our girls go to bed by 7 pm. This hasn’t always been this easy, but having a predictable five step bedtime routine helps.

Here is our current bedtime routine. Hopefully you will find this helpful as you establish yours.

Step 1: Place kids in bath until water is everywhere but in the bathtub.

Step 2: Change everyone into their PJs, including yourself since your clothes are now soaking wet.

Step 3: Heat up milk while signing “Buenas Noches” in Spanish. Our kids will flat out refuse to go to bed without a warm glass of milk and the “Buenas Noches” song.

Step 4: Download a bilingual story and attempt to read it out loud while your 3-year-old corrects your pronunciation.

Step 5: Kiss your little angels goodnight.

Am I missing anything? What does your bedtime routine look like?

Discloser: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. All opinions expressed are my own. For more information on the campaign, feel free to check out the Maestro del Vaso Medio Lleno Facebook page.

FREE Bilingual (English/Spanish) Digital Books. Perfect for Bedtime #Positivismo

Libros My children have loved being read a bedtime story, accompanied by a warm glass of milk, since they were babies. Since we are raising our girls to be bilingual, we own a rather large collection of Spanish books. However, I’ve come to find that discovering quality, yet inexpensive, bilingual books hasn’t always been easy. This is why I was thrilled to learn that there are seven Spanish and English stories available for FREE from www.otroscuentos.com. The seven stories that are currently available for download are:

  1. Dante’s Monstrous Monsters/Los Monstruos Monstruosos De Dante
  2. Benito the Grumpy Elephant/El Malhumor de Benito
  3. The Lake’s Secret/El Secreto Del Lago
  4. Thirsty Carlitos/La Sed de Carlitos
  5. A Day with Pedro/Un Dia con Pedro
  6. The Waves on the Moon/Las Olas de La Luna
  7. Elena the Slurping Monkey/Elena La Mona Ruidosa

Discloser: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. All opinions expressed are my own. For more information on the campaign, feel free to check out the Maestro del Vaso Medio Lleno Facebook page.

Why Raising Bilingual (or Multilingual) Children is Better [Infographic]

Here is a great infographic from the amazing authors of a new book titled “Bilingual is Better”, which will hit bookstore shelves on September 4th. I have already pre-ordered this book, and you should too!

bilingual is better raising bilingual kids teach spanish to children info graphic
Via: SpanglishBaby

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