Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mexican Independence Day

Since Wednesday was Mexican Indpendence Day, we read several books and did activities centered around the theme of Mexico. My husband's family is from Mexico and it is important to us that they kids not only learn the language but also about their culture and history. Here are a few of the books that we read.

This is a beautiful bilingual book. It is about a little girl who lives in the desert so her entire world seems brown. She looks closely and finds all of the beautiful colors around her.
A beautiful bilingual alphabet book. Every letter is represented by an animal that has been handcrafted by a family of artist in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Nos Vamos a Mexico (Let's go to Mexico) was my favorite book of the week. The illustrations are beautiful and each page shows a different scene of life in Mexico.
This alphabet book is entirely in English and too difficult for my son. He did enjoy looking at the pictures and we will definately check this book out when he is a little older. I would recommend it for older English-speaking children who want to learn more about Mexican culture.


  1. Thanks for linking to me. We are a multi-lingual family as well - my husband is from Germany, and my mother tongue is Russian. Unfortunately, despite my husband's efforts, Anna doesn't speak German even though she understands most of what he says. I didn't teach her Russian at all yet - it will definitely be a "second language" by now. I hope that people who try to teach their children Spanish will find your recommendations very valuable.

  2. Hi Adriana,

    I just came across your blog and I think it's great! Congratulations on your efforts to raise your son bilingually and biculturally! You can find all sorts of resources on bilingualism at My husband and I started Bilingual Readers, which launches in October 2009, to provide modern, high quality bilingual books for kids. Good luck and keep up the great work!


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