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.
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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 Anonymous October 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I like my kids to be exposed to spanish on the tv as well as in our home.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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2 Anonymous October 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm
3 modernmami November 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

Congrats! You won! :)

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4 Anonymous October 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I subscribe to your rss feed in google reader.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com     

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5 Tamra October 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Watching bilingual shows is very important, we have Spanish speaking friends and being able to interact with them in both languages is important to us.

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6 Tamra October 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I follow @modernmami on Twitter

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7 Tamra October 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm
8 Bored2quickly October 14, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I follow your blog on GFC, subscribe to your email and follow you on Twitter! I would love to win this for my kids! I think it is very important for them to learn another language! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters
bored2quickly@hotmail.com

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9 Hotsnotty2 October 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm

I would love this for my daughter so she can become bi-lingual and have more career opportunities opened for her, thanks

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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10 Hotsnotty2 October 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Email Subscriber, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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11 Hotsnotty2 October 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm
12 Jennifer J October 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Being bilingual will help my little girl as she gets older to learn other cultures & customs. I actually hope she will become multilingual!

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