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About: Sara

Sara Ponce is the designer and founder of MamaYala™ World Cultures Project. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she learned to love her culture and admire the culture of others. Her passion for education, design and the people of the world merged to inspire the writing, illustrating and designing of a children’s picture book about Puerto Rico for her MFA thesis. She holds a Master of Science for Teachers in Art Education and Master of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics Design. Most of her career was dedicated to the educational field teaching art and computer graphics design in grades K-12 in Rochester, NY. In the past few years she worked as a freelance graphic designer and was an online instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She has traveled throughout Canada, France, Greece, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Turkey, and lived in Germany for a year. She has also traveled around the United States visiting most of the states in the East Coast and several in the Southwest. Her passion for education, design and world cultures define the foundation for the MamaYala™ World Cultures Project.

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A Day of the Dead Girlie Calaca Coloring Sheet {Printable}

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Check out this super cute girlie version of Mama Yala’s Calaca printable. Click on the link below for a printable version you can share with your niños. If you’re looking for more Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos fun or celebration ideas be sure to check out our Celebrate Day of the Dead/ Día de los Muertos page. You’ll also find a blog hop there that will link you to lots of great posts all about this fabulous cultural holiday. ForRead More ...

A Day of the Dead Calaca {Printable}

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The Day of the Dead fun has officially begun here at SpanglishBaby. Mama Yala has shared with us this super cute calaca,  or skull, coloring page for our niños to enjoy. If you’re looking for even more Day of the Dead fun make sure to check out our Day of the Dead/ Dia de los Muertos page to find everything from books, craft, and recipes to and explanation on how to celebrate! For a girl version of this calaca, click here. For a printable versionRead More ...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Instrument Of The Day- Ocarina {Printable}

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Yesterday we shared with you the laúd. Today’s instrument of the day is the ocarina ! MamYala has provided us with an awesome set of coloring pages featuring instruments from Latin America and Spain. Each day we will be posting a new coloring page with a new instrument and its name in Spanish for you to enjoy with your niños. This is a great way to spark a conversation about Latin American music and it’s roots. Who knows, maybe you’ll even beRead More ...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Instrument Of The Day- Laúd {Printable}

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Yesterday we shared with you the cencerro. Today’s instrument of the day is the laúd ! MamYala has provided us with an awesome set of coloring pages featuring instruments from Latin America and Spain. Each day we will be posting a new coloring page with a new instrument and its name in Spanish for you to enjoy with your niños. This is a great way to spark a conversation about Latin American music and it’s roots. Who knows, maybe you’ll even beRead More ...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Instrument Of The Day- Cencerro {Printable}

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Yesterday we shared with you the charango. Today’s instrument of the day is the cencerro! MamYala has provided us with an awesome set of coloring pages featuring instruments from Latin America and Spain. Each day we will be posting a new coloring page with a new instrument and its name in Spanish for you to enjoy with your niños. This is a great way to spark a conversation about Latin American music and it’s roots. Who knows, maybe you’ll even be inspiredRead More ...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Instrument Of The Day- Charango {Printable}

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  Yesterday we shared with you the dulzaina. Today’s instrument of the day is the charango! MamYala has provided us with an awesome set of coloring pages featuring instruments from Latin America and Spain. Each day we will be posting a new coloring page with a new instrument and its name in Spanish for you to enjoy with your niños. This is a great way to spark a conversation about Latin American music and it’s roots. Who knows, maybe you’ll even beRead More ...

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