Having traveled to El Salvador three times on missions, I’ve long known I wanted Spanish to be a second language for my children. I just didn’t know how I was going to teach them. I didn’t start learning Spanish until I was in junior high school, and always wished I had started earlier.
While in Chicago at the Baby Show, I won a Boca Beth bilingual Spanish/English set for the kids. Included in the set that I won were the My First Songs in Spanish music CD, the Mi Casa/My House bilingual education DVD, and the Boca Beth Bilingual Language Learning Activity Book.
ABOUT BOCA BETH
Founder of The BOCA BETH Program
Beth Butler is a bilingual educator of young children and strives to create better communication within our increasingly diverse society. She is the founder of the internationally acclaimed BOCA BETH language learning series which has garnered various parenting awards including but not limited to the following: 2008 Editors’ Choice Award/Family Review Center, Learning Magazine 2007 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family, Best Educational Product of the Year (2005 & 2006) –Parent to Parent/Adding Wisdom Award.
The BOCA BETH TV Program is now enjoyed via TV on The Education Channel in Tampa, Florida while her products have been listed on the US Department of Education’s linked site OELA (Office of English Language Acquisition) as a great resource for helping young children learn a second language. Ms. Butler is actively involved with the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics.
We’ve been watching the DVD for several weeks now, and the kids absolutely love it. Their favorite part is the “Yo se los dias de la Semana” (I know the Days of the Week) song and the “Beso es un kiss” (Kiss is a Beso) song . They frequently ask me to sing “Boca” and since these are the only songs I have memorized so far, they are what I sing. They enjoy the motions that I do with the Days of the Week song, and the fact that they get kisses with Beso song.
They also enjoy coloring the pages from their “Boca Book.” So, what do you do when you have one Boca Book and two kids?
Well, of course you go online and sign up for the Boca Beth newsletter, which gives you access to Free Bilingual Coloring/Activity pages, in addition to language cards and activity ideas.
I absolutely love the fact that I can introduce my children to Spanish so early on.
With Boca Beth, you can raise a bilingual child! The Boca Beth Beginner set, which includes a DVD, CD, BOCA puppet, 40 page coloring book and an instruction guide, is a perfect kit for learning Spanish, as it adds fun to language learning.