Tania Gilinksi has always admired children’s picture books. “They seem easy to create because they’re short, but it’s actually very hard to make these books,” she said. “The authors are communicating with an audience that doesn’t read yet. They have to be very creative in what they say and what they show.” Gilinski is one of the creators of Juana La Iguana, a friendly cartoon which began as a live-action video program, and is now an animated Spanish/English bilingual character featured in books, apps, online programming, and more.
Virtual Book Walk: Explore ‘Tiny Travelers Mexico Treasure Quest’ With Illustrator Susie Jaramillo In Caribu
Many people are familiar with delicious Mexican tacos and cheerful Mariachi music. However, did you know that Mexico is also home to mysterious pyramids and magnificent jungles? Go on a journey of exploration with ‘Tiny Travelers Mexico Treasure Quest’ by Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo! The book is one of a series that takes readers on adventures to different countries and locations across the globe. Go on an international expedition with friends and family when you read the ‘Treasure Quests’ in your next Caribu Video-Call!
‘Grow, Florecita, Grow’ is a poem that compares the growth of a flower to the personal growth that humans can experience. The poem reminds readers that with patience, care, and gratitude, their lives will blossom, just like a flower. The book’s bright illustrations reinforce this positive message and inspire hope.
It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, and Caribu is featuring a special category highlighting Hispanic culture, history, and heroes. While Hispanic Heritage month is a U.S. celebration, it is a chance to learn about Hispanic communities across the globe, each with distinct flavors and traditions. Take this opportunity to explore what makes different Hispanic communities unique, to take pride in Spanish language expression, and to celebrate the successes of Hispanic and Latino leaders and innovators. Here are some of our favorite books and activities for Hispanic Heritage Month to share with your family and friends in a Caribu Call.
Naibe Reynoso is a multi-Emmy award winning journalist, producer, and host who launched her own publishing company, Con Todo Press, when she decided to write children’s books. Reynoso, who is Mexican-American, was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, and lives there today with her husband and children. We caught up with her to speak to her about the books and what motivated her to write.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a period meant for recognition, education, and celebration, similar to Black History Month in February, or LGBTQ Pride in June. But how do we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and why is it recognized in the first place?
Just as important as where and how your child learns is what they’re actually learning. And that’s why you might be looking for ways to advocate for a more diverse curriculum in your kid’s school this fall.
I began to realize that children’s books were a way into a conversation that our family had not been having. And it wasn’t just that we weren’t talking to our 3-year-old about differences in race and ethnicity. My wife and I had not been talking about it, either, at least not directly and not often, and this was despite our being a multiracial family.
You might think you’ve raised your children to be open and accepting, only to feel mortified when your 5-year old says she doesn’t want to play tag with two little boys at the mall play area because they’re “too dark.” Such was the case for Michelle Meredith, who blogs at Bright Color Mom and describes her family as “a very pale bunch.”
Caribu has launched its ‘Pride’ category to share kid-friendly books and activities to promote love, acceptance, and self-confidence. This selection provides an opportunity to have conversations with children about embracing diversity and difference. Take some time for discussions with your children and grandchildren on a Caribu Call that focus on celebrating differences, showing love for friends and neighbors, and building self-esteem. Here are some of our favorites picks from Caribu’s Pride category: