Hispanic Heritage Month is all abuzz with celebrations happening all over the country to recognize the richness of the Latino cultural heritage in the United States. From Sep. 15 through October 15 we have so many opportunities to immerse our children in the beauty of one of their cultures and teach others about it as well.
Disney Junior is joining the celebration with four beautiful :30 second spots featuring Latino children and parents talking about elements of their heritage that they embrace.
The four spots feature:
- A game of lotería
- A piñata party
- Children singing De Colores
- A boy learning to make a banana helado from Colombia
And, guess what? My girl, Camila and I, were invited to be featured in one of the spots! Since we love to play lotería, and it’s a perfect game to practice words in Spanish, that’s the spot we’re on!
Want to take a sneak peak before it starts airing tomorrow (Thursday)? Then press play on the video below!
My girl and I had so much fun shooting these together and now we even have a beautiful keepsake to treasure as much as we do our game of lotería. Camila’s reaction when I showed her the spot was hilarious because she saw the entire thing quietly and with a critical look on her face. When the spot was over, I asked her in Spanish, “Did you love it?” She said, “I did, but that’s not how it is, they got it wrong because I told everyone that after you win, you get a sticker.” Yes, she did say that many times to camera, so I had to give her a quick lesson in how TV is made. Not sure she totally got it, but at least now she’s not critical when she watches the spot! Now, she can’t wait for all her amigos y amigas to see it as well!
Catch all the fours spots airing during Hispanic Heritage Month on the Disney Junior programming block on Disney Channel and on the 24-hour Disney Junior channel.
And remember, your child can enjoy all their favorite Disney Junior shows, like Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Neverland Pirates, in Spanish! How? Just find the SAP option on your cable/satellite provider’s remote and select the Spanish option.
Can’t thank Disney Junior and Disney Channel enough for providing the Spanish-language option and for creating these Hispanic Heritage spots to celebrate our culture. ¡Gracias!