4 Sep 2012

The Eternity of the Popol Vuh

By: Irania Patterson “At the beginning of time everything was silent and calm. There was nothing standing on the face of the earth, the sea was just resting and the sky was peaceful….” These are words of the Popol Vuh (also known as the Mayan’s Bible), a story I had the pleasure of reading this summer [...]

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4 Sep 2012

3 Reasons Why Bi-cultural Art Programs are Important

By: Ana Lucia Divins   This summer I was invited to participate as teaching artist in the first bilingual art summer camp offered for a local museum here in Charlotte: The Mint Museum. It was definitely a learning experience, from researching about the topic (the Mayan creation of the world: Popol Vuh) to learning the [...]

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4 Sep 2012

Consejos para padres bilingues

Por: Mónica Del Pozo ¿Por qué aprender español? En los Estados Unidos viven más de 50 millones de hispanos, siendo el grupo étnico que mayor crecimiento ha tenido en el país en los últimos años. Esto significa que hoy en día, 1 de cada 6 personas que residen en la nación son de origen hispano y [...]

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28 Aug 2012

Learning Spanish: The Family and the Three Bears (2)

Introduce new Spanish vocabulary with songs and the story Goldilocks and the three bears.   Target Words: -          Es Ricitos de Oro: Is Goldilocks -          Sopa – Soup -          La sopa está muy fría: The soup is too cold -          La sopa está perfecta: The soup is perfect   -          Silla – Chair -          La [...]

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13 Aug 2012

La importancia de hablar dos idiomas

Por: Mónica Del Pozo Educar a un niño en dos idiomas es un gran reto que requiere mucha creatividad, constancia y dedicación por parte de los padres, debido a que crecer en un mundo multicultural y bilingüe trae muchas ventajas para el desarrollo del menor. Investigaciones sostienen que los niños expuestos a varios idiomas son [...]

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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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