This past week, the United States celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child, which recognizes early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities, and is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Locally, the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham hosted the first Framingham Virtual Family Fair, which brought together community partners who showcased live and rerecorded content for kids ages 0-6 and their families. We were happy to participate as presenters and share a live Play Learn & Grow Bilingual group on Monday, in which we sang songs, read a book and did an activity, while developing vocabulary in English and Spanish.
And, we produced a very special edition of Storytime Bilingue for the event. In celebration of the Week of the Young Child and our anniversary of our Storytime Bilingue series, we reread the very first book we used for our inaugural bilingual story time, back when the social distance quarantine started in early Spring 2020. We had no idea how our story time would progress over the past year, and more than 30 episodes later, we are so happy to be able to provide literacy-based bilingual content in English and Spanish for families all over the world!
If you would like to see our very first episode of Siesta, check it out the blog post I wrote about it back in March 2020. I can't believe how much Maya and Mateo and I have grown since then!
Siesta is a beautiful bilingual celebration of colors and the Latino-American culture. It is well-loved favorite for us to read before nap time or bed time.
Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of raising emerging bilinguals, and we look forward to another year of developing language and literacy skills together.