For Bilingual Families: It highlights the importance of conserving connections with the Spanish language and Latino culture while raising children living in an American culture. Interactive demonstration of how to use music and other types of performing art demonstration to promote bilingualism and multiculturalism.
For ALL Families (Latinos and non-Latinos): Introduces participants into Latin rhythms and folklore in a fun way, highlighting the importance of connecting across differences and mutual understanding among different communities.
This year, we also produced a video for the Collaborative Summer Library Program called Storytime Techniques. Any Language. Any Community. In this video, we showcase our bilingual techniques as we understand that English is not the primary language of all stortytime participants or their caregivers. Also we know that English-speaking caregivers often want to expand their young charges view of the world and vocabulary with words or songs from other cultures in other languages.