9 Aug 2012

Rescatemos los libros bilingues

Por: Irania Patterson  Una de las primeras cosas que hago cuando viajo a una nueva ciudad es visitar su biblioteca y de inmediato me dirijo al corazón de esa biblioteca que reside en el área infantil. La energía y vida que otorga el departamento de niños de una biblioteca le da carácter a esa institución. [...]

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2 Aug 2012

2012 Summer Tour: Visiting Harnett County North Carolina

By: Ana Lucia Divins  As part of our 2012 Summer Tour we had the opportunity to visit Harnett County in North Carolina. We were invited to perform in 5 different locations within 2 days.  What an exciting experience!   Every time we visit a new county or a new town in our own beautiful North [...]

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27 Jul 2012

Becoming a Multicultural Children’s Writer

By: Irania Patterson  In my journey as a children’s writer and storyteller I have come across many resources and authors that have taught me a lot about multicultural books. At some point of my career I have to admit I felt confused and upset for the many ways some people misused this term and adapt [...]

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17 Jul 2012

Summer Tour: Criss Cross Mangosauce at Kings Mountain, NC

By: Ana Lucia Divins Taking our programs on the road can be exhausting but it is also very energizing. I am grateful to have the opportunity to share our “mangosauce” with thousands of families of North Carolina though our 2012 Summer Tour. We still have a few more stops to make, but I would like [...]

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3 Jul 2012

Tu poema infantil favorito, el primero que recuerdas

Lo que uno aprende de niño, nunca se olvida Tu poema infantil favorito, el primero que recuerdas  By: Irania Patterson  Leer poesía a los niños es una experiencia mágica, el niño descubre de esta manera el juego de la rima, las imágenes que acompañan las palabras y  la belleza del lenguaje. Lo que uno se [...]

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20 Jun 2012

Breakfast with Carlos Vives and Pombo Musical

By: Ana Lucia Divins This week, I had a chance to meet Carlos Vives, a Grammy Award and three-time Latin Grammy Award winning – Colombian singer, composer and actor. First able, let me put this into perspective. This guy marked a “before and after Carlos Vives” kind of thing, not only for the Colombian music, but also for me growing [...]

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20 Jun 2012

El Arte del Juego

 Por: Irania Patterson  ƨCuál fue el juego o  juguete con el que usted más jugó cuando era pequeño (a)? En la generación de mis abuelos se jugaba con tapas de botellas de coca cola que se convertían en monedas, en chapas para panderos y en  hondas para lanzarle piedras a lagartijas ,pajaritos y  enemigos invisibles. [...]

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6 Jun 2012

Summer Time: Spanish and Joy

By: Ana Lucia Divins  A few years ago, I began to question who I wanted to be when I grew up… as a mother, as a professional, as an artist and as a woman.  In the process, I made some radical decisions about the type of work I do, how I do it and in [...]

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5 Jun 2012

Nuestra historia y la literatura Infantil Latinoamericana

By: Irania Patterson  Comparte tu cuento favorito…. Cuando era niña recuerdo pedirle a mi papá que me contara un cuento antes de dormir. En mi época no se acostumbraba a ir a la biblioteca para leer libros en la noche. Yo nunca tuve ese caudal de libros ¨albums¨ pero si tuve la bella experiencia de [...]

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29 May 2012

Reading and Dancing with Bilingual Preschoolers

By: Ana Lucia Divins  Visiting the Bilingual Preschool of Holy Comforter “La Escuelita” is always a treat.   We have been working with the children, teachers and families of this bilingual preschool since the beginning of the school year.  From weekly bilingual music classes to a full production of a bilingual play that was presented at [...]

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