THE WOODLANDS, TX – With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, The Woodlands Children’s Museum will kick off the season with Children’s Day on Friday, April 29!
Inspired by the Mexican celebration of Children’s Day, Children’s Day/Book Day/El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros, is a national collaboration between libraries, schools, literacy organizations and education leaders to celebrate children and recognize the joy of reading everywhere. Founded in 1996 by poet and author Pat Mora, the idea is described in her bilingual picture book Book Fiesta!
To mark Children’s Day/Book Day/El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros, the Woodlands Children’s Museum will be offering a special reading of Book Fiesta! during his weekly Storybook Theater on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. The book will be read in English by museum staff, and special guests from Woodlands Christian Academy will read the book in Spanish for children and families.
“Early literacy is so important for every child, regardless of linguistic or cultural background,” said Angela Colton, the museum’s executive director. “This celebration and this special bilingual story hour allows us to highlight how community organizations can work together to meet the needs of children.
Woodlands Christian Academy will be launching a bilingual Spanish Immersion program beginning fall 2022, and staff will be available to provide information and answer any questions during the Children’s Day/Book Day event. Spanish Immersion is a proven method of educating English-speaking students in an educational setting that allows children to acquire a second language through full-day Spanish lessons in reading, writing, math and science. Spanish is taught naturally through daily classroom activities that meet the educational standards set by the school.
“Learning a second language is relevant in an increasingly global world,” said Patty Bruha, primary school principal at Woodlands Christian Academy. “Teaching students another language is perhaps the most useful real-world skill they can learn.”
Also on Children’s Day/Book Day on April 29, museum staff will share the book Bonsoir Lune/Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, offering a French version of the popular children’s book. Children will hear the classic story of a little bunny saying goodnight to the moon and everything in his room in French and English.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is located in the Panther Creek Village Center at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. Tickets and additional information are available at www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.
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About the Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded to meet the community’s demonstrated need for a positive environment where children and their families can learn, play and create memories. specials throughout the year. At the museum, fun and learning go hand in hand, whether kids are creating art, singing along to a musical performance, or conducting a science experiment. The museum has also made it a priority to provide children with multi-ethnic and multi-cultural experiences that celebrate cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Programs are often offered in partnership with other nonprofit organizations, always with the goal of making a positive difference in a child’s life. woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.