FAQs

How does the subscription work?

Hola Amigo will ship a box to your provided address each month. You will be able to join the members only Facebook page to receive additional support, demo videos, and recommendations throughout the month.

What is included in every box?

Each box will include a carefully chosen book and activities that draw from the themes of the book. You will receive monthly activities to promote growth in and build confidence in the following areas:

    • Art
    • Math
    • Science
    • Gross Motor
    • Reading
Our games and books can be enjoyed by many children! However, some activities will not be able to be split or shared. If you would like multiple consumable materials, you may purchase a sibling materials add-on for $10. This add-on will will ship at the same time, in the same box.
Hola Amigo is designed for all families, regardless of language background or experience. The books included in each box are all bilingual, making it easier for monolingual parents to follow the story! Additionally, on the members-only area of our website, you will have access to videos of the book being read in Spanish, as well as instructional videos of our activities. You may also contact us by email or through social media with questions.
We will have a members-only page on our website that will include videos of the book being read, as well as instructional videos of our activities, all in Spanish. We will also have an Hola Amigo Subscribers page on Facebook for additional opportunities to interact and continue receiving recommendations and activities throughout the month. You can always email us or contact us through Facebook or Instagram.

Orders placed by the 10th of the month will be shipped the same month. Orders placed after the 10th will be shipped the following month. Month-to-month subscribers will be billed on the 15th of each month. Boxes will ship by the 5th of the month.
Sales tax will be charged to Virginia residents.
If you receive a damaged item, please contact us at holaamigobox@gmail.com within seven days of receiving your box. Hola Amigo does not accept returns of its monthly packages should you change your mind.
The short answer is no. Children are incredibly sensitive to the different ways people speak. Even when they only hear one language, they learn very quickly about differences between the way men and women talk, the difference between polite and impolite ways of talking, and so on. For children, the bilingual situation is just a matter of another difference between people!

Fifty years ago educators throughout North America used to tell immigrant parents that it was better for their children's schooling if they spoke English at home. Some researchers thought that early exposure to two languages put children at a disadvantage. Newer research tells us that this is not so, and there may be advantages to being bilingual (in addition to knowing more than one language), such as more flexible thinking. The disadvantages that earlier research found were generally economic disadvantages, linked to the hardships of immigrants' lives.

Bilingual development sometimes results in slightly slower language development than for some monolingual children. Our older child was still saying things like Where you are? instead of Where are you? in English at four and a half. This is a normal developmental stage for monolingual English children, but they usually figure out that they have to say Where are you? by the time they're three or four. Our older child just took a little longer.

-Linguistic Society of America