Monthly Archives: Sep 2013

Wubbzy y El Tren Loco Spanish App

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This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Cupcake Digital. However, all opinions expressed are my own

I’m so happy to have tested Cupcake Digital’s new App, Wuzby y El Tren Loco Spanish App which shows the newest Spanish version of Wubbzy’s adventures! The company is committed to providing opportunities for exposing children to a new language with the option to switch from English to Spanish.

Wubbzy y El Tren Loco features a fun-filled story in which Wubbzy and his friends face silly obstacles, when their train breaks down on the way to the Kooky Karnival.

This wonderful app for big and little kids is available for $2.99 on the Apple App Store, Amazon, Google Play and the Barnes & Noble NOOK Store (TM) for iOS, Android, NOOK and Kindle Fire devices. The great thing is that the English/Spanish version can be downloaded new or the addition of a Spanish language option is a free upgrade for those who already own the English version.

 

Wubbzy y El Tren Loco features:

– Playful mini-games within the story and added learning games for practice of number, letter and sight word recognition.

– Professional narration of the same story in English and Spanish is a good introduction for initiating natural language acquisition.

– Individually highlighted words in the app are designed specifically for teaching the basics of spelling and vocabulary and can be used to practice Spanish.

– Three reading modes: Just a Book for quiet reading time, Read to Me and Read & Play.

– Spanish subtitles have been added to three original sing-along music videos from the popular Emmy (R) award-winning series.

– Coloring pages with scenes straight from the story.

– A Grown-Up’s Corner to guide parents, teachers and caregivers in discussing the story with kids.

My students and I explored the adventures and funny, interactive obstacles which makes this app, not only a great way to help families teach and practice Spanish but also shows a super fun way for children to embrace a foreign language and learn while playing!

As an instructor, I would highly recommend it! I’ve used for two weeks with more than 80 students, ages 4-6 and they totally loved it, so much they are asking their parents to download the app to use it at home!

For more information, visit http://www.cupcakedigital.com/apps-en-espanol/.

Pampers Love, Sleep & Play Celebration

 

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This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Pampers has placed baby pictures all over the US  to unveil their new Love Sleep & Play campaign, which celebrates the millions of ways babies uniquely experience love, sleep and play. Pampers understands that those experiences are unique and timeless, so who better to be in the spotlight and reveal the campaign than little ones themselves?

To honor these priceless love, sleep and play moments, Pampers hosted a special event on August 21st in New York City’s iconic Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, which I had the privilege to attend. The historic site, which is celebrating “a century of arrivals” this year, was transformed as the littlest of arrivals (babies!) helped to unveil an amazing , user-generated baby photo experience

Throughout the last month, Pampers has rallied parents across the country to submit photos of their babies experiencing love, sleep or play to the Pampers Facebook page for the chance to be featured in their big celebration.  After receiving more than 30,000 photo submissions, Pampers compiled the images into a larger-than-life 3-D projection. Mother-to-be, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and actress and TV host, Jacqueline Bracamontes, were at the event to walk the “teal carpet” and help Pampers reveal the display while celebrating the millions of unique ways babies experience love, sleep and play.

I was amazed by the Projection and the gorgeous children’s pictures featured as in a larger than life Quilt, seamless sewn together to display the powerful message to us that night!

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I had the joy of meeting and chatting with Jacqueline Bracamontes on the Teal Carpet!

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I also had a chance to get closer to Jennifer love Hewitt and she greeted my son! He still talks about it! She was glowing and was extremely nice and courteous to all who interviewed her! I had a special place during the ceremony, right in front of her couch!

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The party was perfect to the details and sealed the amazing initiative to celebrate children’s special moments! All attendees received a gorgeous diaper bag filled with amazing gifts which I had the honor to give to my Latina friend, Linda Cabrera – such perfect timing since she is due at any moment!

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Amazed by the indescribable feeling of being graced with the opportunity to witness this special event and sharing this joy with one of my friends just crowned this amazing campaign I had the honor to be a part of!

It gets even better, you are invited to:

Pampers Love, Sleep, and Play Giveaway!

I have a great giveaway for you!  Watch the Pampers Love Sleep & Play NYC Video below and  leave a comment with the unique ways that your little ones (or big babies) express love, sleep or play.


 

What are you waiting for? Please enter, share and celebrate with us!