In honor of Piñata Day, I’m sharing my favorite handmade mini piñatas created by J Balloon Fiesta. I met this talented lady at We All Grow 2017 conference a few months ago. She is extremely talented, creative and made me feel inspired after seeing her passion for her business and family.
She sent me these three adorable designs from her shop. Frida Kahlo piñata, lucha libre piñata y señorita cactus piñata. She is now making postcards and stickers with empowering funny quotes related to the piñatas such as “señorita nopal, soy mujer tocame y verás” and “lucha por tus Sueños”. They are super cute!
How are you going to celebrate piñata day? I’m going to fill one of these cute piñatas with candy and leave it in front of my desk so I can snack throughout the day. These piñatas might be too cute to hit!
I got a copy of My Color Is Rainbow written by Agnes Hsu and illustrated by Yuliya Gwilym a few months ago and I truly enjoy the book with my toddler. It’s funny, creative and with a great message about kindness and acceptance that celebrates the fact that all of us can be anything we want to be.
Kids will learn colors and about color psychology in a fun and simple way.
What’s the story about?
The story is about a white arch that dreams of becoming other colors. The book takes the kids through the fun journey of the arch while he discovers emotions and feelings and talks about the way he would feel in all those color. At the end, he decides that he wants to be all the colors, and he becomes a perfect rainbow.
When I read My Color Is Rainbow with my toddler I remind him that is all our different characteristics what make us special and unique at the end. It’s a cute book for your kid’s collection, and the cover is so cheerful and fun that you can even use it as coffee table book.
Have you ever struggled to find books for your bilingual kids that are in Spanish and Spanish/English? I have! That’s probably why I’m extremely happy for being able to partner with Sol Book Box and host a giveaway so you get to try their service too.
Sol Book Box is a subscription service for parents raising bilingual (English/Spanish) kids. The service is designed to help kids celebrate the fact that they’re bilingual and often bicultural, helping them feel proud of their heritage with books and activities that have a special cultural meaning.
This is exciting because in our house we are obsessed with books, especially picture books for kids. We get a new book every week or so, no kidding, and we love having them around the house so my toddler can pick them up and enjoy them anytime he wants.
In our home we talk to my toddler just in Spanish, we want him to be fluent in both languages and we are confident that he will learn English in school and by interacting with other people everyday, but we want to give him as much exposure to spanish as we can so he has a strong foundation of vocabulary and grammar. But finding books written in Spanish and Spanish/English is not that easy, and sometimes they are not culturally relevant, so something like Sol Book Box is ideal, it makes it so easy to get books and activities to play with Jax directo en casa.
STEP 1: Choose a size. First, choose your box depending on the age of the child. The options are Spanish Board Book Box, best for children ages 0-2, Spanish Picture Book Box, best for kids 3 and older.
STEP 2: Choose a frequency. Then select the length of your subscription.
STEP 3: Get a package! Finally, proceed to checkout to complete your subscription!
Reading to kids is extremely important. My husband and I just took a parenting class a few weeks ago where we learned about the benefits of reading daily to your kid such as:
Reading creates a special bond with your child.
If reading is pleasurable experience to them, they will have a positive attitude towards reading as they grow up.
Preschool children who are exposed to language by hearing words that are read to them and in conversation tend to do well in school.
Reading cultivates a love of learning.
Reading encourages your child’s imagination
Reading builds a strong foundation of vocabulary and grammar in Spanish.
Today we are playing with a box that we received for Jax. Check it out to see what’s inside in the video above and don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win one of these boxes. You can win the “Colores” box for babies OR the “El ritmo que bailo” box for bigger kids.
To enter the giveaway you need to follow us on Instagram. here are the rules.