Actors Roselyn Sánchez and husband Eric Winter can now add author to their resume.
They just published their first book titled, "Sebi And The Land Of Cha Cha Cha." It is a children's book about a young girl who loves to dance, but her mother does not allow her to take dance lessons because she is too young. Sebi and her friend then go on an adventure to an enchanted land where they can finally dance.
The couple's new book was inspired by their daughter and their parenting style. They enjoy reading to their daughter every night and realized there was no children's book that centered around Latin culture.
"As new parents, we were very adamant about reading every single night, and I think most parents do that. It is almost like a ritual at night to go to bed and read to your kids. I realized there was no book that embraced the Latin culture when it comes to dancing."
The parents of 5-year-old Sebella are very passionate about how they raise their daughter, especially when it comes to her being bilingual. The couple has gone to great lengths to make sure their daughter picks up the Spanish language.
"We hired a nanny, and she has been with Sebella since she was six weeks old. It was super important to me that she was a Latino lady that only spoke Spanish. So with the baby, she only speaks in Spanish."
Everything in the Sánchez-Winter household is in Spanish even all of the cartoons Sebella watches has to be in Spanish. Even with all this Spanish around her Sebella rebels against it and speaks in English.
"Her first language naturally becomes English she is around it all the time, but with the help of our nanny being with her and also Roselyn. If she goes to you and starts talking to you and you respond in Spanish and she knows she is not going to get you to switch to English she'll just stay in Spanish with you."
You can pick up "Sebi And The Land Of Cha Cha Cha" on September 5th in bookstores nationwide.