Hispanic or Latino Population: 57,385.5 (6.7% of total population)
Other nationalities make up 9.7% of the population
Several sources reported an estimated increase in the Spanish and international population.
Why should North Carolina be a Día state?
More outreach to Latino/International population
Implement library mission
Increased circulation especially of Hispanic/International material
Possible Outcomes of Día Celebration:
Children’s Day Children are the future of our nation. Let's show respect for children. Children who grow up with ridicule and contempt from others will become people who disrespect others, while children who grow up with respect from others will become people who respect others in turn. -Pang Chong-hwan, founder of Korean Children's Day
Did you know…?
It’s an International Holiday
First International Children’s day is October 1953
Universal Children’s Day adopted by United General Assembly in 1954
In 1989 the Convention of the Rights of the Child was signed
What was the Purpose…
Encourage each country to institute a day for children
Promote well being for children
Promote understanding between children
Children from all countries!
Here’s how some celebrate…
November 12 th
Teachers perform for students
Movies and lunch
Networks air children’s programs
Kodomo no hi
May 5 th
Baths with iris leaves and roots
Kyogen (Comic Theatre)
Christmas in April
Gifts for children
President for the day
How did it get to the US?
Mexico- April 30
El Día de los niños/ El día de libros
Here in the States
FT. Lauderdale, FL
Goals of Día
Honoring children and childhood
Promoting literacy and the importance of linking all children to books, languages, and cultures
Honoring home languages and cultures, and thus promoting bilingual and multilingual literacy in this multicultural nation, and global understanding through reading;
Involving parents as valued members of the literacy team
Promoting library collection development that reflects our plurality
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but, most importantly, it finds homes for us everywhere.
BY HAZEL ROCHMAN
Good books are never about only one theme.
“ Multiculturalism is not found in books. Publishers should not have to make multicultural books, what we all have to make are multicultural readers. In other words, a reader open to possibilities, a reader open to see the world from different perspectives, open to recognize and understand the differences, sensible to the richness of his own culture and the culture of others, a reader who realizes who he is and accepts others.
We are a Rainbow
Talk about difference and similarities around US children and children around the world, during, and after reading.
Identify meanings of terms unique to the language and culture.
Learn that no matter what language, we speak we all share many things in common and that makes us friends.
Nancy María Grande Tabor
We are a Rainbow extension activities
Play games around the world and find similarities
Ring around the rosey
Ring around the rosey
Pocket full of posey
We all fall down
A la rueda rueda
A la rueda rueda de pani canela
Dame un besito y vete a la escuela
Si no quieres ir acuéstate a dormir
We are a Rainbow extension activities
Red light, Green light game: Luz roja, luz verde
Musical chairs: Las sillas
Hot potato: Papa caliente
The ribbon/ La cinta by uncle Rabbit and uncle Tigre.
ƨAre we as different as we think?
ƨWhat favorite song or game would you teach to a child from another culture?
ƨWhen are we different, what situations made us different?
ƨWhat make us similar?
Monty (in English)
James Stevenson E
Monty (in Spanish)
James Stevenson J468
Tres Amigos/Three Friends
Maria Cristina Brusca E
Somos un Arco Iris/We Are a Rainbow
Nancy María Grande Tabor J370.117
Sally Derby E
Sally Derby J468
Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!
Marcus Pfister E
¡El Pez Arco Iris al Rescate!
Marcus Pfister J468
Margaret and Margarita
Lynn Reiser E
Plays and drama activities
Example: Borreguita and the Coyote. By Verna Aardema
Habia una vez una granja, a farm at the foot of a mountain, there once lived a little ewe lamb. Her master called her simply Borreguita , which means “little lamb.”
One day, Borreguita’s master tied her to a stake in a field. The lamb was eating lush plants when a coyote came along.
The coyote growled, “ Grr! Borreguita, I’m going to eat you up!”
Borreguita bleated, “ Baa-a-a-a. baa-a-a-a ! Oh, Señor Coyote, I would not fill you up. I am as thin as a palo , a stick. When I have eaten all this clover, I shall be fat. You may eat me then .”
“ Está bien . That is good,” he said. “When you are fat, I shall come back.”
Code switching books
Gustavo was the worst marichi in the whole world….
Put down la trompeta
TPR Books Total Physical response
The Great Big Enormous Turnip by Alexei Tolstoy
Stone Soup/ Sopa de Piedras by Marcia Brown
We Are Going On A Bear Hunt/Vamos a Cazar un Oso by Rosen, Michael
The Duckling and The Chick by Ginsburg, Mirra
Yo Tenía Un Hipopótomo/I Had a Hippopotamus by Lee, Hector Riveros
La Oruga Muy Hambrienta/ The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice by Casanova, Silvia Rosa
The Bossy Gallito by González Lucía
¿Is your Mom a Llama? By Guarino, Deborah
Caps for Sale by Slobodkina, Esphyr
Bark Jorge by Feiffer, Jules
Abuelitas’s Heart Córdova, Amy E Oversize Abuela Dorros, Arthur E Oversize The Adventure of Connie and Diego/ Las Aventuras de Connie y Diego García, María E García El Pez Arco Iris al Rescate Pfister, Marcus J568 Oversize Al Amanecer Ackerman, Karen J468 The Baby Chicks Sing/ Los Pollitos Dicen Chorao, Kay J398.8 The Bossy Gallito/El Gallo de Bodas Gonzalez, Lucia E Oversize Con Mi Hermano/With My Brother Roe, Eileen E Roe Everybody Has Feelings: Todos Tenemos Sentimientos Charles, Avery E Charles The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico Jaffe, Nina E Oversize Isla Dorros, Arthur E Dorros La Pequeña Locomotora Que Sí Pudo Ada, Alma Flor J468 Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems/ Jitomates Risueños y Otros Poemas de Primavera Alarcón, Francisco J811 Oversize Listen to the Desert/Oye al Desierto Mora, Pat EPat Where Fireflies Dances Corpi, Lucha E Corpi Tortillas Para Mamá and Other Nursery Rhymes Griego, Margot J398.8
La Fiesta de Enriqueta Enriqueta's Party Collaborations with schools
Don Javier tenía un rancho muy grande y verde llamado “ Bella Enriqueta”. Le dió este nombre en honor a su única hija Enriqueta que en pocos días celebraría su cumpleaños. Don Javier owned a big green ranch called “Bella Enriqueta”. It was named after his only daughter, Enriqueta, who would soon celebrate her birthday. 1
Día is for all children
Planning and Marketing your Día Celebration …on a tight budget!
Día De Los Niño's Need Being Addressed Target Audience Evaluation Marketing Time Line Community Collaborations
Planning for April Event Begins in December
Identify Día team
Day, time location of event
Budget including possible grants
Authors and Illustrators (Budget permits)
Staff and colleagues (International population)
Youth or Children’s Services Staff
Safety and Security
Colleagues within the system
Park and Recreation
Public and Private Schools
Public Television (WTVI)
Colleges and Universities
Marketing Your Event
3-4 weeks before scheduled program
Papers that target families
Within library branches
Creating a Budget
Evaluate all programs offered for Día de Los Ninos
Use the opportunity to evaluate your participants about Día and other library services.