So, I was researching some different county libraries to see if they offered FREE summer camps like the ones here in Cuyahoga County and I happened upon two libraries (1) Salt Lake City, Utah county library and (2) the San Diego, CA county library which both advertised the festival, El Dia El Los Ninos (The Day of the Children or Children’s Day)!
I had never heard of it and so I Googled it….and Wikipedia gave this history:
“Children’s Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally. It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925 and then established universally in 1954 to protect an “appropriate” day.“
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
The common goals of all Día programming are to:
- Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
- Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
- Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
- Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities. I guess, I am posting this to show that our local libraries are an amazing FREE resource that share the same goals that we have for our children, making them well-rounded individuals by giving them an appreciation for all who make up the world we live in!
HAPPY FRREEEEE HUNTING!