Fun Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Baby
Hispanic Heritage Month is right around the corner and we’ve got some fun ways you can celebrate with your little ones! You don’t have to be Latino, Hispanic or even speak Spanish to enjoy the beauty and wealth of these cultures. All you need is the desire to explore new cultures, languages and cuisine. The plus side? Bestowing that energy to your baby will surely aid in raising globally tolerant world citizens.
Under President Lyndon Johnson, the observation started in 1968 as a week of celebration. However, it was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. The time period includes several holidays for Latin American countries, including Mexican Independence day on September 16 and Día de la Raza (Columbus Day), which falls on October 12th.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration With Baby
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is be a fun experience for everyone, even if you’re not Latino! With so many colorful and lively traditions, celebrating the richness of Hispanic heritage is a great way to bond with young children while exposing them to new cultures and language.
Here are a few ideas to get you and baby started in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month:
Children’s Books – Use Online Resources
While there is a plethora of children’s literature about Hispanic heritage and Spanish language education, those resources are not always easy to find in your corner book store. Use online resources to locate the best of children’s books, apps and educational tools that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The most notable website in raising bilingual and bi-cultural kids is SpanglishBaby.com. As a place where parents come to find the best in bilingual resources, you’ll be sure to find the perfect children’s book celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at SpanglishBaby.
Celebrate In The Kitchen
I’ve never met a person that didn’t love Mexican food! Bring the love of Latino cuisine into your kitchen with new flavors and spices. For traditional Mexican cooking, browse the many recipes of The Other Side Of The Tortilla. Check out this recipe for a traditional Cuban Arroz con Pollo. And to get the little ones involved in cooking Latino food, try this kid friendly Rolled Taco with Ground Turkey recipe. Developing an awareness of new cultures and traditions is easily done in the kitchen. With new spices and flavors, your baby will develop a palate that is globally astute and ready to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month!
Kids Crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month
We all know how important crafts are for our little one’s development – whether working on small motor skills or allowing their creativity to take root, use kids crafts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. I love this Pinterest board by Mommy Maestra: Hispanic Heritage Lessons & Crafts. It includes free printables, collections of favorite children’s books, short history lesson and, of course, plenty of crafts for kids of all ages.
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