Tag: Early Literacy

Dia De Los Ninos

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Día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Dia (Diversity in Action), 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.

Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. 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.

The following is a list of events in and near the Orange County area. There are events being held nationwide – for a location near you click here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm  – 7:00 pm

Tustin Library, 345 E. Main St., Tustin, Ca 92780

There will be crafts for kids that will begin at 5 pm in the courtyard, Mariachi Romanza performance begins at 6pm in the Community Room and Food trucks will be present!

Thursday, April 30, 2105 3:30 -4:30 pm

Orange Public Library, 407 E.Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866

Join in for a bilingual story time for families. Bilingual Spanish/English stories celebrating “Día” will be presented in our Library Community Room.

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 3:30 PM

Downey Library, 7400 East Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242

The Downey Library will celebrate children, literature, and diversity by creating art and exploring food from different cultures!

Thursday, April 30th @ 4:00 pm

Anaheim Central Library, 500 W. Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805

Kids are encouraged to have fun reading with the TIC clowns! Have fun with comedy skits, balloon twisting, bilingual stories, raffles, crafts, free snacks, free books, games and lots of fun! All Ages welcome!

TIC clowns ChaCha the rainforest cafe mascot, Think together community organization and Mexican Consulate staff Mrs. Angel  will be present as the bilingual storyteller.

Wednesday, May 13, 2105 at 6:30 PM

Hawaiian Gardens Library, 11940 Carson St., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

Come to the library for stories and songs from around the world, followed by a fun art activity!

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Read for The Record Celebrates Bunny Cakes

bunny_cakesJumpstart’s Read for the Record®mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy in an effort to break the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. On October 21, 2014, people across the country will unite in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes, by bestselling author and illustrator, Rosemary Wells.

Each year, Read for the Record comes alive thanks to countless reading events in schools, libraries, offices, and homes across the country. We want to help make your reading event the best one yet. On this page you’ll find everything you need to celebrate Read for the Record in your community.


In Orange County there will be two special Read for the Record Events.

Think Together Early Literacy Program will host events  on October 21, 2014 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and another from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. at Veeh Elementary located at 1701 San Juan Street, Tustin, CA 92780. There will be crafts and fun activities to go along with storytime. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Pretend City  has readings throughout the day on October 21, 2104, this events activities are included with regular admission. Pretend city is located at:  29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618. Contact them at 949-428-3900 with any questions.

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Here’s a coupon for Pretend City’s Read for the Record Event. Just print this flyer and take it along with you for a buy one admission-get one free deal for this event.

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 You can host your own Read for the Record event, Jumpstart’s website has arranged everything you need to break the record!

Step 1: Pledge to Read

Breaking a world record is a great way to shine a spotlight on the importance of reading and early education, but to help us set a new record you need to pledge to read today.

Step 2: Pre-order Your Books

We can’t celebrate the power of reading without books! Purchase Bunny Cakes from the Jumpstart Store.

Step 3: Download Your Event Materials

To make your reading event as easy and fun as possible, we’ve put together a variety of resources you can use to celebrate Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Many of them are customizable to fit the needs of your specific event.

There’s a webpage full of ideas, crafts and activities that will take you Beyond the storybook. 

These activities will keep children engaged and learning long after Bunny Cakes’ timeless story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans comes to an end.

Download the free activity guides and coloring pages

  • My Ears: Children will be given a variety of materials to create ears like Max, Ruby, and Grandma. Children will have the opportunity to re-enact the story.
  • Grocery List Collage: Children develop vocabulary and comprehension as they learn to compare grocery items, sort them into categories, and then talk about their collages.
  • Bunny Cakes Recipe: Children will learn about recipes and the different ways that food can be prepared. Adults work with children to write their very own recipe.
  • Grocery Store: Throughout the story, Max is sent back and forth to the grocery store for a variety of items, such as eggs, milk, and flour. Children can create their own store and practice shopping for items they would like to use.

Spanish:

  • Mis Orejas: Los niños desarrollan vocabulario y comprensión a medida que aprenden sobre las diferentes maneras de crear y usar las orejas. Los niños participan en un pensamiento creativo y la resolución de problemas.
  • Collage De Lista De Compras: Los niños desarrollan vocabulario y lenguaje cuando conversan sobre sus collages y los esfuerzos de Max para hacer la lista de compras usando imágenes y palabras. Los niños participan en un pensamiento creativo.
  • Recetas Bunny Cakes: Los niños desarrollan vocabulario y comprensión a medida que aprenden cómo se puede preparar y cocinar un plato. Los niños también entienden el significado y el uso de la escritura a medida que aprenden sobre escribir y seguir recetas para preparar sus propios platos.
  • Vayamos A La Tienda De Abarrotes: Los niños desarrollan vocabulario y comprensión a medida que simulan ir a la tienda de abarrotes y compran.

Coloring Pages:

  • Cake Coloring Page: Max and Ruby are each making cakes to celebrate Grandma’s birthday. Decorate your own cake to celebrate Read for the Record.
  • Max T-Shirt Coloring Page: Max is getting ready for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Help him out by designing your own Read for the Record t-shirt.

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Read for the Record at the Festival of Children


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Celebrate literacy awareness by participating in a shared reading experience by reading Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells with THINK Together at the Festival of Children  taking place at South Coast Plaza at the Carousal Court on September 27, 2014 from 12pm – 4pm.

This event serves as a precursor to the upcoming nationwide Read for the Record event that will take place on October 21, 2014, look for my upcoming post with more details about how to sign up for the event and fun at home activities. 

IfFestival of Children you have any questions about the Festival of Children Read for the Record event, please contact Gloria Martinez at gmartinez@thinktogether.org or at 714-824-3522 ext.8630

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