Sunday, April 22, 2012

Celebrate Día with Peep

It's no secret that Día is one of my favorite holidays. I love the idea of celebrating kids, books, and diversity. In years past, I've celebrated Día on the Latin Baby Book Club with guest posts and giveaways and special resources. This year, I've moved that celebration here to MommyMaestra. I'm excited about the giveaways and guest articles on literacy I have scheduled between now and the 30th. In fact, I have so much to share this week that I am going to have to double up on posts, so starting tomorrow (Monday) each day there will be at least two posts shared here, one of which will be a giveaway, so please bookmark MommyMaestra and visit us daily.

So you may be wondering why I have chosen the above picture for this piece. Well, the reason is that the characters from Peep and the Big Wide World have been selected as the official mascot of the National Latino Children's Institue's Día celebrations around the country. (Over 100 cities around the country are registered as official El Dia de los Niños sites, holding celebrations such as parades, book festivals, hands-on activities and other entertainment. Find one near you here.) This Emmy Award-winning, preschool science series is a production of WGBH out of Boston. While most of you may be familiar with the show on PBS, it is also aired in Spanish on Vme. Peep introduces children to basic science and math concepts in a format that they can understand. And I really love their bilingual website which offers activities, games, videos and other resources in both English and Spanish. Parents of children ages 3 to 6, you especially will want to visit their website to download their free Explorer's Guide, handouts, and other printables.

I'm terribly excited to start off this week by inviting you to join me this Tuesday, April 24th, at 1pm EST/10am PST for a Twitter party celebrating Día de los niños, Día de los libros. All you have to do is follow the hashtag #PEEPDia.

I´ll be co-hosting this Twitter party along with six other fabulous Día advocates. And at the end of the party we´ll be giving away three sets of prize packs, each with a $50 Amazon gift card and a PEEP series DVD with the Spanish-language option included! (Did you get that? Amazon gift cards!! *Drooling*) To RSVP for the Twitter party, get a reminder before it starts, and check out the co-hosts to follow, go to this link here.

I so hope to talk to you then!

Con mucho cariño...


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