Bilingual Learning with El Perro y El Gato: A Hispanic Heritage Month {Giveaway}

by Melanie Edwards on October 4, 2011 · 37 comments

in Giveaways,Latino Culture,Parenting

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

As you know, I try my best to raise my children in a bilingual environment. I speak Spanish to them as much as possible, as do my parents, we sing songs in Spanish, read Spanish or bilingual books, and sometimes, we also watch cartoons in Spanish. My husband is very supportive in this effort and will point out new Spanish shows to us when he finds out about them and tries his best to repeat the Spanish spoken. It was actually him, who first introduced our daughter to El Perro y El Gato.

El Perro y El Gato logo If I remember correctly, we were staying at a hotel and as he was browsing the channels, he stumbled upon HBO Latino, which was showing cartoons that morning. As I walk out of the shower, my baby girl screams out to me, “Mami, look! Perro y Gato! In Spanish!” She loves to point out when music, shows, books, etc., use Spanish. We watched the rest of the show wishing that we were HBO subscribers at home, since we had just found a new, funny, cute, bilingual show. Check out this behind-the-scenes look to hear from the show’s creators, animators, and even the voices of El Perro y El Gato.

El Perro y El Gato premiered a new episode titled, “Sigue Soñando / Keep On Dreaming,” on Thursday, September 15, the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month. We were sent a sneak peek DVD of the new episode, which of course, was enjoyed by all. The main characters of El Perro y El Gato are an overexcited orange dog (El Perro) and his laid-back, always hungry friend, a purple cat (El Gato). To keep our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month going, today we have a 4-DVD set of El Perro y El Gato to give away to you!

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ModernMami™.com Reader Giveaway

We want you to enjoy El Perro y El Gato with your children, so we’re giving away a 4-DVD set of the show, as pictured above!

How to Enter

Required entry: If you’d like to enter this contest for a 4-DVD set of El Perro y El Gato, simply leave a comment below sharing why watching bilingual shows is important to you and your family.

Extra entries (optional):
Each of the following will count as 1 extra entry. You’ll need to leave a separate comment for each entry.

  1. Follow @modernmami on Twitter.
  2. Tweet the following: Encourage #bilingual learning at home. Enter to win El Perro y El Gato DVDs from @modernmami! http://bit.ly/mPSylQ #giveaway #contest
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  5. Write a blog post on your own blog sharing the details of this contest. Be sure to include a link back to this post. Leave a comment with your post link.

All entries must be in by Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident. No purchase necessary. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.) Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

El Perro y El Gato Photos and Video Provided and Used with Permission

Custom Hispanic Heritage Banner by Justin Edwards
and © ModernMami.com

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Slb3334 October 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm

It helps the kids to learn another language.

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2 Vmkids3 October 4, 2011 at 10:21 pm

My daughter teaches preschool and has bilingual students and is always looking for new material to use.
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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3 Naomi Barry-Perez October 5, 2011 at 9:38 am

It helps encourage the use of Spanish when we can say Dora speaks Spanish, Pablo (from Backyardigans) speaks Spanish, Rosita speaks Spanish, etc.

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4 valancia October 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm

for the learning experience
skyxsky27 @ gmail dot com

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5 Diane B October 13, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Its important, because we are a bilinqual family

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6 Jenalber October 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I’d like my son to be bilingual.  Thanks!  jenalber@hotmail.com

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7 Jenalber October 13, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I follow you on Twitter (@jenalber).  jenalber@hotmail.com

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8 Jenalber October 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I subscribe via email.  jenalber@hotmail.com

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9 featherstory October 14, 2011 at 3:16 am

I’ve followed you on twitter.

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10 featherstory October 14, 2011 at 3:17 am

I’ve tweeted your message.

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11 featherstory October 14, 2011 at 3:19 am

I subscribed via email.

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12 Pauline15_01 October 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

My daughter is actually taking spanish in school and is struggling a bit right now. Watching shows like this actually help make kids comfortable with the language!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

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13 Pauline15_01 October 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

I follow on twitter (pauline15)
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

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14 Pauline15_01 October 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/pauline15/status/124841355045388288
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

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15 Pauline15_01 October 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

I’ve subscribed to your feed
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

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16 George Chaplin October 14, 2011 at 9:58 am

Help’s so much to learn spansih!!!
winchappy @ gmail.com

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17 George Chaplin October 14, 2011 at 10:07 am

followed on twitter!!! ‘ walkwithchappy ‘

winchappy @ gmail.com

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18 Anonymous October 14, 2011 at 10:20 am

Watching bilingual shows is important to my family to teach the kids Spanish!
Thank you for the giveaway :) hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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19 Anonymous October 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

I subscribe to your blog with google reader
Thank you for the giveaway :) hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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20 Anonymous October 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

I follow you @modernmami:twitter on Twitter, I’m @AmberGoo:twitter 
Thank you for the giveaway :) hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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21 Anonymous October 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

I tweeted about the giveaway, I’m @AmberGoo:twitter :
http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/124853471173279744
Thank you for the giveaway :) hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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22 Jennifer W October 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

My husband is from Ecuador originally and I’m from Indiana. We’re trying to raise our children bilingually and for some reason, the kids really get a kick out of seeing Spanish used on TV.

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23 Sonia Guerra October 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Bohemian Babushka here is the tweet  https://twitter.com/#!/BBabushka/status/124904404150255616  

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24 Sonia Guerra October 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I’m a subscriber!

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25 Sonia Guerra October 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

GOOD bilingual family material is always welcomed in my household.  Couldn’t share much w/my trio, thankfully nowadays there’s more for my grandbabies.

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