Hi friends! This blog is for teachers and families- all for the sheer joy of literacy. When we are enthusiastic about reading and writing our students and our own kids become excited to read and write. I hope that we all can be models for those in our care- how did you show your passion for reading, writing, learning, language, or words today?? It's in those small, daily moments that we teach kids to love literacy.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Today is Dia de Los Ninos

Today is Dia de los ninos (Kid's Day). Many of my student's family celebrate this holiday. Later this afternoon I am going to watch some of my students do a traditional Mexican dance in honor of Dia de los ninos. I suggest you snuggle up to a child today and read him/her one of your favorite books.

About Dia from ALA.org
Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Día is an  enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925.   Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children.   In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los niños/El día de los libros.

Check out this useful book list-
Dia de Los Ninos Book List

Visit this website, explaining Dia de Los Ninos
Website about Dia de Los Ninos

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