Bilingüe Book Buddy: My Colors, My World
Updated: Aug 15, 2019
Bilingüe Book Buddy is a monthly publication to promote biliteracy and activities for children ages 2-8. The activities that accompany each featured book are called "Libro-Tivities". Libro-Tivities are academic and fun activities to help families re-engage with bilingual books.
Reading bilingual books can promote biliteracy, inclusivity, and multiculturalism through storytelling, expressions or sayings, and illustrations. So pick up a book and have some fun!
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Book Title: My Colors, My World / Mis Colores, Mi Mundo
About the Author: Maya Christina Gonzalez is an author and fine artist from Southern California. This book is the first work she has both written and illustrated.
About this book: Join little Maya (author) as she explores and finds the beautiful colors throughout her desert community.
3.a ABC Dots: Phonemic Awareness Activity
This activity is multidimensional. Depending on your goal this activity can have your child practicing color identification and/or letter naming and matching. First write each alphabet letter twice, one in each dot sticker. Next, stick one of each letter on the tube. Then, have your child choose a color to start with. Last, have your child choose the letter they’d like to peel and match. As they peel and search for the letter match you can sing the Spanish alphabet sound song which can be found here.
3.b Pattern Time: Math Activity
Depending on your child’s age and ability you can have your child create their own pattern, match a pattern, and/or finish a pattern. Patterning allows children to use their mathematical reasoning as well as algebraic functions. First, cut the egg slots in strips. Then, paint the bottom of each egg slot in a specific color pattern. After the paint dries, cut the last painted egg slot from each strip. Lastly, have your child name each color in the pattern to help them identify the correct color to finish each pattern.
3.c Color Cloud: Art Activity
Children learn best through play, song, and lets not forget art! Crafting just to create art is always fun and allows your child to be openly creative without any restrictions or rules. We chose to make a colorful cloud to match the one on the book’s cover. First, allow your child to use brushes, fingers, or other materials to paint on a 12x12 white card-stock. After letting their art work dry, you or your child can cut out a cloud shape. Have your child choose where they’d like to display their art work and have it be a reminder of all the colors little Maya saw throughout her community - and all the colors we can spot in our own neighborhood too!
Special thanks to Booklandia Box for the opportunity to be a featured guest-blogger. Gracias!
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