Posted on April 7, 2014 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 from all backgrounds. 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.
El día de los niños/El día de los libros 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 with piñatas and stories in Spanish and English from students from M.E.Ch.A. de EWU! (Movimiento Estudiantil Chican/o de Aztlán of Eastern Washington University) For ages 0-10. Children under age 6 must be accompanies by an adult.
Wednesday, Apr 30, 3-5pm
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.