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I’m Bilingual!® Languages Through Music

I’m Bilingual!® is an early childhood bilingual arts program that promotes languages through music for young children. I’m Bilingual! applies a uniquely effective learning approach that introduces children, ages 0-7, to languages utilizing its award-winning materials that incorporate music, dance, art and movement.

 

I’m Bilingual! was founded by Yolanda Borrás in New York City in 1999.

 Yolanda M. Borrás

 

Yolanda is an award-winning author of educational materials for children, educational consultant and facilitator of workshops for teacher training in the United States and the Dominican Republic. Her work includes early childhood music education, educational consulting, and cultural and business management. 

 

A native of the Dominican Republic with degrees from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University Teachers College, Yolanda Borrás has taught in the USA, the Dominican Republic, Asia, Latin America and Europe. She is a member of leading organizations in the field of music and education, such as Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Association of Bilingual Education, among others. Yolanda was a featured alumni in the Johns Hopkins University Magazine for "Teaching music in many languages".  She has been interviewed for programs on NPR and by EdLab at Columbia University Teachers College. She has also been featured in national and international publications including the New York Times. Yolanda Borrás is listed in Who’s Who of Outstanding American Women and Who’s Who in American Education.

In 1999, Yolanda founded I'm Bilingual! an innovative bilingual integrated arts program for young children in New York City, named by CBS as "Best Language Classes in NYC".  

 

In 2006, she released the CD ¡Caramba! Kids, which was distributed to more than two thousand preschoolers of the Dominican Republic and which was awarded a Silver Honor Award by Parents' Choice Awards in the United States of America. This CD has been relaunched under the title ¡Cantemos todos juntos! (Let's sing together!) with an acompanying pedagogical guide for teachers, printed in English and Spanish versions. In 2017 she published his first illustrated book for children, Los pajaritos which was awarded an International Latino Book Awards, three Dragonfly Book Awards and a Gold Award from Mom's Choice Awards. In 2018 she published the illustrated song book La finca which was awarded a Gold Award from Mom's Choice Awards.

Contact: yolanda@yolandaborras.com

AWARDS

2019   International Latino Book Awards

           Category: Best Educational Children's Picture Book - Spanish

           Second Place

           La Finca, Illustrated Songbook for children

           Category:  Best Latino Focused Children's Picture Book - Spanish

           Honorable Mention

 

2018   Mom's Choice Awards

           Gold Award

           La Finca

           Illustrated Songbook for Children 

2018   Mom's Choice Awards

           Gold Award 

           Los Pajaritos

           Illustrated Songbook for Children  

2018   Purple Dragonfly Awards 

           First Place - Arts/Music

           Honorable Mention - Best Illustrations

           Honorable Mention - Picture Books 5 & Younger

           Los Pajaritos

           Illustrated Songbook for Children

2018   International Latino Book Awards

           Category: Best Educational Children's Book - Spanish

           Los Pajaritos

           Illustrated Songbook for Children 

2006   Parents' Choice Awards

           Silver Honor Award

           ¡Caramba! Kids!

           Spanish CD & Song Collection for Children

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