April 30, 2013 - El Dia de los Ninos/ El Dia de los Libros

Many different nations celebrate Children's Day on various different dates. This holiday is supposed to bring attention to the importance of children's health and education. Mexico selected April 30.

So that explains El Dia de los Ninos (Children's Day) – but what about El Dia de los Libros (Book Day)?

Poet and author Pat Mora knew that the U.S. had no Children's Day. She wanted to start one, but she also wanted to link the celebration of children with literacy—the ability to read—and bilingualism—the ability to speak two languages. She got help from several organizations, including Reforma, the American Library Association, and Target stores; now many libraries and schools have joined the celebration. You can, too!

  • Get inspiration and resources from the official website. There is also a map of Dia programs. 
  • Read bilingual books, or books in both English and Spanish translations. Here is a resource that lists bilingual books.
  • Make your own bilingual books. Enchanted Learning has lots of printable books, including some in Spanish.

Plan Ahead...
Check out my Pinterest boards of May holidays and May birthdays

Also on this date:

Queen's Day in the Netherlands

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