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Kids' Day! Día de los niños

Sunday, April 28, 2013  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come join us for a celebration of kids and bookjoy! Día de los niños is celebrated every April in Mexico. Here at the Carnegie Library, the celebration will involve stories, snacks, and an exciting project to take home.

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In March 1996, while being interviewed in Tucson, Arizona, the author and poet Pat Mora learned about the holiday celebrated in Mexico. Realizing that the United States had nothing similar, Pat proposed linking Children's Day, the celebration of childhood and children, with literacy and bilingualism, creating a new holiday: El día de los niños/El día de los libros.

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 common goals of all Día programming are to:

- Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
- Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
- Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
- Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.

~ from the Día website, http://dia.ala.org/
Event web site: http://dia.ala.org/
Presented by: Ruth S
Location:
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Ruth S
spurlockr@carnegielibrary.org


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