We´re fast approaching another year of El Día de los Niños (Day of the Child) festivities and we´re excited to be celebrating a lo grande the next couple of weeks with a Twitter party, special posts and even a Celebrating Bilingual Readers grand giveaway.
Each year the United States Congress names April 30th as El Dia de los Niños to support the intellectual and emotional development of young people. Over one hundred cities across the nation will be celebrating this day with parades, book festivals, and other entertainment; we couldn´t be left behind!
WGBH Boston’s Emmy Award winning preschool science series Peep and the Big Wide World has been selected as the special featured guest at this year’s El Dia de los Niños celebrations held around the country. You might already be familiar with WGBH Boston’s Peep and the Big Wide World, a science and math series for our preschool age niños that can be seen in Spanish on Vme . We’re are happy to announce that we’ve partnered with WGBH Boston to celebrate Día de los Niños with Peep and the National Latino Children´s Institute. Peep and the Big Wide World gives Latino families the resources we need to encourage science and math learning in our kids through educational episodes and online resources available in Spanish.
In the next few days we´ll be publishing a series of posts featuring arts, crafts and activities inspired by PEEP and the Big Wide World that you can do with your child and celebrate their natural curiosity for the world around them, as well as nurture their bilingual dreams.
PEEP has really expanded its bilingual episodes and activities, and they will be launching a new website with more of those activities soon. Check out the current site with tons of videos and activities in Spanish!
We´ll also be hosting a fun Twitter party this Tuesday, April 24th at 1pm EST/10am PST. To join the twitter party all you have to do is follow the hashtag #PEEPDia (it´s super easy if you go to this Tweetchat link) and jump right in to the conversation we´ll be leading with six other fabulous co-hosts. At the end of the party we´ll be giving away three sets of prize packs, each with a $50 gift card and a PEEP series DVD with the Spanish-language option included. To RSVP for the Twitter party, get a reminder before it starts and check out the co-hosts to follow, go to this link here.
To find the cities that will be celebrating El Dia de los Niños you can click here.
¡A celebrar se ha dicho!
PEEP and the Big Wide World airs in Spanish on Vme, Monday thorough Saturday from 9:15-9:30am.
For more fun Día de los Niños articles, giveaways and activities, check out these posts:
Celebrating Bilingual Readers Contest–over $500 in prizes, including books and a Kindle Fire!
Día de los Niños Parachute–your kids will have a blast making this parachute, inspired by PEEP!
PEEP Science Videos and Activities in Spanish–useful tips from a bilingual teacher and Spanish Playground blogger on how to use the Spanish-language videos and activities on the PEEP website with your kids.
Fun and Easy Activities to Introduce Basic Science Vocabulary in Spanish–a collection of fun games in Spanish from Spanish Playground.
Disclosure: We’ve partnered with WGBH Boston and are receiving compensation for a series of posts and a Día de los Niños twitter party.