Author: Frances

Puerto Rico: Proyecto 78 pueblos 1 bandera

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Move over Pókemon Go and geocaching there’s a new family-friendly activity going on in Puerto Rico right now.  What is it? It’s “Proyecto 78 pueblos 1 bandera” (78 flags 1 town).  It’s basically looking for flags that are strategically painted across the island.

Proyecto: 78 pueblos y 1 bandera Ubicación: Manatí, Playa Mar Chiquita Carr. 648

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Categories: Puerto Rico

Public Speaking Resources and Tips for Kids

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I remember when my 4 year old son was dressed in a suit representing American Politician James E. Clyburn for Black History Month.  At his preschool he was one of the ten kids that grabbed the microphone and recited his 2 lines. The first line was his own name. The second one was,  “I am James E. Clyburn,  U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district.” This was his first time speaking in front of a public comprised of teachers, parents, and his classmates.

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Five-Must Read Chapter Books for Tweens by Latino Authors

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With an upcoming pre-teen (and known as tween) I am always looking for books that he will be interested in reading.  At 9 years old he’s beginning to be selective with what he reads.  However, my main focus will always be a book that he can read in either in both languages Spanish and/or  English,  but that are also written by Latino authors.

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Introducing Biracial Bookworms Academy

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Did you know that a research conducted by Common Sense Media shows an unfavorable trend in reading rates and reading achievement over time among kids and teens in the U.S.? I downloaded the research and it shows a huge disparity among White, Latino and Black children, and a bigger one among boys and girls.   Many factors play an important part in these statistics and one of them is that sometimes parents don’t know how to teach their children ages 0-5 how to read.

 

 

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Categories: Parenting