In the hunt for kid’s music that does not make you want to punch out your eardrums, enter Putumayo’s Kids World Party. Hurrah! Featured is one of the Pollitos’ favorite bands, PALO!, who is all about Afro-Cuban funk and fun. The song featured in this album, which benefits Amnesty International, is Quimbombo (Okra). Anything but [...]
Favorite Baby Names So, we named our daughter Maria. Kind of obvious, right? Not really. My generation of Cuban/Hispanic/Latino/whatever-your-want-to-call-us didn’t necessarily stick to the traditional names of our culture. Most of my cousins have children with non-Spanish names. So, afraid we would get chided for picking the ever-popular Maria, I only told my best friend. [...]
So, I just read this essay “How Cultures Combine and Blend in a Person” and it hit me that you can be bilingual and not bicultural and bicultural but not bilingual. From the article: Contrary to general belief, bilingualism and biculturalism do not always go hand in hand. People can be bilingual without being bicultural [...]
Giving Los Pollitos Dicen as a gift? Need a lovely little Spanish note card? We’ve got you covered. Download a free high resolution gift enclosure card and a lyric sheet to the lullaby, Los Pollitos Dicen. Print it on card stock for better quality. Download: Los Pollitos Dicen note card.
So, here is the what que pasa here. I used used to blog over at Bilingual in the Boonies, a personal blog, and a pretty nifty space for broadcasting what was happening in the Pollitos hen house. These days, not much is going on over at the Boonie blog because I am mostly hanging out [...]