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Reading With Your Kids is all about encouraging parents to read with their kids, and cook with their kids, and do activities with their kids, and experience tv, movies and music together. In other words, our podcast is all about helping parents build stronger relationships with their kids.

Jul 26, 2023

Monica Mancillas is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her children's book "How to Speak in Spanglish." The book celebrates the beauty of bilingualism and explores the joys and challenges of growing up in a multicultural environment. Monica shares her personal experiences and insights, highlighting the benefits of raising bilingual children and breaking down misconceptions about code-switching. Monica affirms the value of raising bilingual children, dispelling the common myth that mixing languages will hinder language fluency. She emphasizes that children who speak multiple languages often perform better academically and gain valuable cultural connections. Monica tells us about her own upbringing in California, where she spoke Spanish as a child but gradually transitioned to English due to environmental factors. She candidly discusses her feelings of shame and embarrassment about not being fluent in Spanish. The discussion dives into the benefits of bilingualism, including enhanced cognitive abilities and improved communication skills.

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