September 2022 Edition - Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 - October 15
National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on the anniversary of the independence of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. It is also meant to celebrate the long history of Latino and Hispanic Americans in North America, as well as their heritage. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
Explore the links and resources below to talk about and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your children and students.
Hispanic Heritage Month Facts for Kids [[year] Updated]
Hispanic Heritage Month, a fantastic festival, is observed in the United States annually. As Spanish teachers, bilingual parents, or families with children learning Spanish as a second language, we celebrate Hispanic history all year round. However, we have this month to increase our understanding of the achievements made by other Hispanic writers, politicians, artists, athletes, and innovators.
Hispanic Heritage Month Facts
In the United States the period from September 15th to October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. It was approved by former United States President Lyndon Johnson. President Ronald Reagan expanded it to its present length in 1988. It became law on August 17th, 1988.
Hispanic Heritage Booklists
Help Your Child Learn to Read
There are lots of ways that you can help your children learn to read! Click here for tips you can do at home.
Pat Mora es méxico-americana y escritora de cuentos y poesía. Escribe libros cortos para niños sobre la familia, la cultura méxico-americana y el desierto. Muchos de sus libros tienen las palabras en inglés y al lado las palabras en español.
Click HERE or on her picture to hear her story.
You can Select Language at the top right of the page.
Awareness + Parent Involvement = Safer Kids
Children tend to overshare personal details online which makes them a target for online predators. As children go back to school, online predators will look for posts like, “I’m nervous," "I'm excited," "I'm depressed," "I don't want to be here", etc. They will use these emotive posts as a starting point for a conversation--pretending to understand what they are going through.
Parents need to be aware of this so they can help their children. Remember online predators don't look like the creepy guy at the park. Online predators look just like kids that attend your child's school. They have fake profiles with fake pictures.