El día de los niños
"¡Viva! Hoy es nuestro día. El día de los niños!"
It's April 30. That means its time to celebrate the joy of sharing books with youngsters. The amazing Pat Mora has developed an annual celebration of books for children everywhere. It is based on the the traditional Mexican holiday, El día delos niño, the celebration the child. Mora expanded on this concept and has developed a festival honoring the joy of books and literacy for children and their families.
Join the celebration!
Looking for resources to help you celebrate? Pat Mora and ALSC have created a booklet packed with ideas to help keep the bookjoy going all year along. Find crafts, games, downloadable posters, ways to involve families and much more.
Try this sample of picture books and middle grade readers.
Bonus: many are bilingual or have both Spanish and English editions.
A day of reading, singing, and dancing call for a grand finale. Cap off the day of festivities with paletas. Frozen treats made with fresh fruit come in a variety of flavors. This recipe uses strawberries and mangoes. But combinations are limited only by one's imagination and available fruit. Easy to make.