I feel lucky that Spanish is such a big minority language where I live that I'm able to get quite a few television shows in Spanish. Since Chiquita started watching TV I've recorded the weekly Dora, Diego, Backyardigans and Pocoyo that come on our local Spanish language station once a week. I even found that a few other channels had Spanish-language alternatives if I just changed the audio language setting on my remote (Baby First is a great one available in lots of languages, online too!).
I never expected to let her watch much television at this age, but when we watch programs in Spanish I never feel guilty. I know some families that only watch television/movies in their minority language, we're not that good (she LOVES Wonder Pets). How do you feel about screen time in your minority language?
A couple of our most popular links from last week were about language learning media:
Kid World Citizen shared a new program with Elmo in Chinese. Sesame Street has, in my opinion, always been a leader in global awareness and languages. I learned some of my first Spanish on Sesame Street.
We love YouTube as another source for great minority language kids videos. Spanish Playground shared a fun song and video in Spanish that gets kids up and moving. Chiquita and I listened to the song and did the movements until I got too dizzy to spin anymore. It was really fun.
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