Bilingual activities for children during the month of the Hispanic heritage

Parents often often do not even know the meaning or reason behind the National Month of Hispanic Heritage in the country. It was celebrated 39 years since September 17, 2007. They passed the law on that day in 1968, the United States set aside a week to pay tribute to our Spanish-speaking citizens. Later, the 100th Congress adopted a public law that increased the period of the celebration to 31 days. This year, the National Heritage Month of the Hispanic heritage runs from September 15, 2007 to October 15.

The Initiative for the National Month of Hispanic Heritage is the recognition of more than 44.3 million Americans of Hispanic descent, representing more than 15% of our population. The 31 day of observation recognizes Independence Day for many Latin American countries, including El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras, celebrating September 15 as Independence Day. September 16 is the Independence Day for Mexico, September 18 for Chile, September 21 for Belize and El Dia de la Raza (Columbus Day) is October 12.

Spanish is an integral part of family life, and 32.2 million families speak Spanish at home. We believe that Texas is leading a country with 29% of speakers speaking Spanish at home. Twenty-two states now state that their largest minority group is Hispanics: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rode Iceland, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.

Why is it important to know and express your children? Because it is true that we live in a very global society and it is our responsibility as parents and as educators to bring respect and understanding to other people. culture and languages ​​into the lives of our young children.

The Moon of the national Hispanic heritage is a perfect opportunity to get to know children with a language and culture that surrounds them every day in their homes, kindergartens, kindergartens and elementary schools. Research shows that children who learn a second language, even before mastering their own language, are better readers and puts them on the path of academic success.

For the National Hispanic Month of Heritage, there are many activities that will bring a message of understanding, unity and communion as all ethnic groups raise their voices in song and entertainment. Read on to find four who focus on food, fitness, language, and art and crafts.

Food is an integral part of the life of Latin America. Cooking is a social time in Latin American families, and the following recipes specific to Latin America will bring Spanish life to your child. Continuing with a fitness game, allow yourself and your child to stand up and move and move to a bilingual song about eight, not twelve, but twenty parts of the body in Spanish and English!

Counting and learning languages ​​make this activity a favorite for parents, teachers and families in the home! Children create their own bilingual booklet while singing a popular bilingual song for children about counting. This activity immediately turns your home into a bedroom. The children learn about maracas, an instrument from our Hispanic friends. In activities where children create their own marques and celebrate birthdays to the bilingual version of Happy Birthday.

Repeat and fun are the keys to learning. When you add a bit of rhythm and lots of movement, learning becomes magical for our little children.