Episode 91: Instilling a love for culture from an early age with Carla Curiel

On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I interview Carla Curiel the founder of  Mundo Lanugo.  Lanugo is a Miami-based lifestyle and entertainment brand for preschoolers inspiring Latin at heart confidence and cultural pride.  Carla shares with us how she has instilled a love for her culture in her daughters from an early age and has tips for parents who are looking to do the same.

Episode #91 Quick Guide

On this episode, Carla discusses with us:

  • Her background and how early she started to prepare for her twin daughters;
  • How concerned she was about passing on her language and her culture to her kids;
  • Her mission in life which is to raise daughters that are proud Americans and Latin at heart;
  • How languages are managed in her home and at school;
  • Her emphasis on reading authentic Spanish texts to her daughters;
  • How much she enjoys sharing traditional riddles with her children;
  • That her daughters still prefer to speak Spanish despite their community language being English;
  • All about Mundo Lanugo – a children’s lifestyle and entertainment brand of American appeal and Latin feel;
  • How Mundo Lanugo characters represent a different facet of Latino culture which allows parents to share their Latin heritage through entertaining stories that build a child’s self-esteem and identity;
  • The many resources that parents have at their finger prints for children learning Spanish;
  • The Mundo Lanugo app, which is based on fun interactive game and imaginative play while exploring the richness of Latino heritage and their Spanish language;
  • Her tips for raising bicultural children including –
    • Reading authentic text;
    • Celebrate cultural traditions;
    • Incorporate riddles and sayings in the target language;
    • Teaching cultural games;
    • Have fun, living and breathing culture.

Once we hop on the Autobahn at Bilingual Avenue, Carla shares –

  • Favorite resource: Traveling to Spanish speaking countries;
  • Great family habit: Joking around and having fun in Spanish;
  • What has held her back: Best advice received: Pick the language you want to speak to your child and stick to it;
  • Favorite books: Ferdinando El Torito
  • Best Advice to others: If you are struggling with finding resources for your children in the target language, go make them!

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

If you found this episode useful, head on over to iTunes and kindly leave us a rating, a review and subscribe!

Ways to subscribe to Bilingual Avenue!

Comments 1

  1. Pingback: Where can I find resources in my target language? | Bilingual Avenue

Leave a Reply