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Storytime Bilingüe featuring “Siesta”

My past few posts have been heartfelt reflections on our new normal, this unprecedented time of enduring mandatory social distance quarantine. It has been hard to come up with relevant content to write about raising our emerging bilinguals out in the world when we can’t actually go out in the world. But I don’t want to stray too far from my goal and purpose of this blog. So since we can’t attend our normal activities,  I’ve decided to bring a digital story time to you!

Our friend Jane Cohen DeHaven asked us to produce a virtual bilingual story time for the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham. Check out as we read Siesta by Ginger Foglesong Guy, a beautifully illustrated book, written in English and Spanish. And check back soon for more virtual story times with Mae, Maya and Mateo!


This was our first foray in leading a story time, and while the participants were not quite perfect and the videography was a bit shaky, I’m proud of our first attempt. This is a segment I hope to do frequently to help keep us engaged and entertained, and to share some of our language development activities at home with you. So please come back each week for another virtual bilingual story time!



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