Posted on April 6, 2015 at 6:00 am
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children — appreciating culture, heritage, and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The celebration is intended to be year-round, culminating on April 30th.
Día Day is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925 as a result of the first “World Conference for the Well Being of Children” in Geneva, Switzerland. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, Pat Mora, nationally acclaimed author of books for children and adults, proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy. Her proposal was endorsed by Día Founding Partner REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking in 1997. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now the national home for Día.
Celebrate Día Day with stories (in Spanish and English), crafts, and other activities hosted by the students from M.E.Ch.A. de EWU! Drop in anytime during the program hours and stay as long as you like.
For ages 0-10. Children under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday, Apr 30
For more fun at home, download and print all of these free resources today!
To download a PDF of the BINGO worksheet, click here.
To download a PDF of the Wordsearch, click here.
To download a PDF of the Crossword Puzzle, click here.
To download a PDF of the Maze worksheet, click here.