Thursday, September 9, 2010

Children's Blog in Spanish: Los Bloguitos



Parents with children whose first language is Spanish will love Los Bloguitos.

Created exclusively for children, this blog is written completely in Spanish. Niños of all ages can benefit from the site as it boosts literacy skills and supports imaginative development through short stories, poems, word searches, comic strips, anecdotes, and fun activities . Small children will enjoy looking at the short videos and illustrations while having the poems and short stories read to them. Older kids can enjoy reading the excerpts for themselves or by contributing works of their own.

Los Bloguitos has an impressive list of contributors starting with its creators René Colato Laínez, Graciela Lecube-Chavez, Christianne Meneses Jacobs, Leticia Pontoni, and Mara Price.  In addition, the blog is enriched by the words and art of a talented group of authors - Isabel Arraiza-Arana, Amy Costales, Edwin Fontanez, Julia del Prado, Maria Gabetta, Maria Perez, Maria Rico, Zoraida Rivera, Sandra Torres - and illustrators - Joan Charles, Steven Corvelo, K. Michale Crawford, Suzy Engelman, Hernan Estrada, Carol Heyer, Sharon Kroner, Laura Lacamara, Yuyi Morales. (Can you say, "Increíble"?)

I asked one of the creators and mi amigo, René Colato Laínez (who is also a contributor to the LBBC), if there was anything special he wanted me to say about Los Bloguitos. He replied by saying that they are always looking for collaborations (poems, stories, cuentos, teaching ideas) from teachers, writers, and children. All the submissions need to be in Spanish.

So consider this a wonderful opportunity to strengthen your child's writing skills, or think about contributing a short story that you have created for your children or students.

But most of all, take the time to explore Los Bloguitos with your children. It is sure to become one of your favorite sites.

Con mucho cariño...

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