Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day where we celebrate and encourage the publication of multicultural children’s books. In a period where our country is divided with hate speech, it is essential for our kids to have access to books that promote diversity. 5 Reasons We Need Multicultural Children’s Books i am saying 5 reasons, but[Read More…]
The diverse world in which our children live is challenged by racism, inequality, environmental crisis and terror. We can help our children to cope with and combat against these major problems through knowledge and values. Raising a generation of children who embrace their world citizenship is the way to empower them to be a voice[Read More…]
Raising bilingual children is not as easy as I thought it would be. It requires more hard work, creativity, perseverance and patience than I ever imagined. However, I think the harder my husband and I work in raising bilingual kids, the luckier my family gets.
When my oldest child was learning how to read, her milestone helped me to realize that I needed to learn how to support her better. Several teacher friends offered great tips and suggestions and they all agreed that BOB books were what I needed.
New Year’s Eve in Ecuador is one of the most popular celebrations in the country. It is a joyful time where families and friends gather together to spend the last hours of the year celebrating life. To make sure that the new year will be a good one with love, health and prosperity, there are several[Read More…]
I grew up listening to these nursery rhymes; they are fun, catchy and very popular in Spanish-speaking countries. It is interesting to me how nursery rhymes preserve a culture that spans generations while contributing the foundational skills children need in their oral development. If you are teaching Spanish to your children, these beautiful melodies are[Read More…]
Nativity sets are part of the Christmas celebration for many families in the world. It originated with a Catholic saint, St. Francis of Assisi in 1223 when he felt inspired to recreate the Nativity scene after visiting the Holy Land. St. Francis’s recreation of Christ’s birth became very popular and spread fast throughout the[Read More…]
Before moving to the U.S, I never ate a pupusa or heard about the Day of the Dead celebrations with calaveras and papel picado. Learning about the diversity of other Latino cultures and traditions have been fun and exciting. However, I have also enjoyed finding the similarities of our culture between Latino people from different nationalities. The following list of children’s books highlight them very well.
The internet is packed with memes about Latino parents that use la chancleta o chancla to beat their children. Although chancla memes can be funny, corporal punishment in children is a serious problem and needs to be abolished from our culture. Hitting, beating, pinching, striking or slapping a child is abuse and is damaging. Here I share 5[Read More…]
Wondering what to give your children for Christmas? These 10 children’s books are the perfect gifts! They are great resources to teach our kids about Latino holiday traditions. Plus, there is nothing cozier than reading books by the Christmas tree lights. From Noche Buena to Posadas, the beautiful stories of these books will warm your heart[Read More…]