Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Book Review and Activities of ¡Hola! Let's Learn Spanish

Visit New Places and Make New Friends with
 ¡Hola! Let's Learn Spanish by Judy Martialay 

¡HOLA! Let's Learn Spanish introduces children to Spanish with seven stories fill with tradition, culture, music and language. This book is more than a regular book. It is a manual easy to read that gives children a fun learning experience of a new language.
The book begins with Pete the Pilot who invites children aboard his magic plane for an imaginary trip to Mexico. When the children arrive, they meet Panchito, a Mexican jumping bean who opens the doors to a new words and adventures. When children return, they bring back their Spanish traditions and culture with fun activities.
In the activities and culture corner, children can enjoy a treasure hunt of people and objects, put on a skit with their friends, sig the Piñata song, make a traditional Mexican mask with dried beans.
This book offers an audio version where you can read and practice Spanish pronunciation. Visit: http://polyglotkidz.com.
Created by Estella Mejia
I recommend this book for age 5-10 years old and for Foreign Language classes in Elementary School or adults who are learning Spanish Level 1-2.
Congratulations to Judy Martialay for this excellent source to learn Spanish while reading a have story.

Book available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C32FEWQ/                          

ACTIVITIES CREATED By: Maritza Martínez Mejía @2018

1.Write one paragraph about your favorite part of the story.

 2. Create index cards to learn NEW Spanish words with English translation.

3. Draw the sequence of events for ¡Hola! Let's Learn Spanish in the boxes.              

I received a copy of ¡Hola! Let's Learn Spanish from author Judy Martialay  as part of the celebration of Multicultural Children’s Book Day.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day  (1/27/18) is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.  

Current Sponsors

MCBD 2018 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board.
2018 MCBD Medallion Sponsors
HONORARY: Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild
2018 Author Sponsors
Author Janet Balletta, Author Susan Bernardo,  Author Carmen Bernier-Grand, Author Tasheba Berry-McLaren and Space2Launch, Bollywood Groove Books, Author Anne Broyles,  Author Kathleen Burkinshaw, Author Eugenia Chu, Author Lesa Cline-Ransome, Author Medeia Cohan and Shade 7 Publishing, Desi Babies, Author Dani Dixon and Tumble Creek Press, Author Judy Dodge Cummings, Author D.G. Driver, Author Nicole Fenner and Sister Girl Publishing, Debbi Michiko Florence, Author Josh Funk, Author Maria Gianferrari, Author Daphnie Glenn, Globe Smart Kids, Author Kimberly Gordon Biddle, Author Quentin Holmes, Author Esther Iverem, Jennifer Joseph: Alphabet Oddities, Author Kizzie Jones, Author Faith L Justice , Author P.J. LaRue and MysticPrincesses.com, Author Karen Leggett Abouraya, Author Sylvia Liu, Author Sherri Maret, Author Melissa Martin Ph.D., Author Lesli Mitchell, Pinky Mukhi and We Are One, Author Miranda Paul, Author Carlotta Penn, Real Dads Read, Greg Ransom, Author Sandra L. Richards, RealMVPKids Author Andrea Scott, Alva Sachs and Three Wishes Publishing, Shelly Bean the Sports Queen,  Author Sarah Stevenson, Author Gayle H. Swift Author Elsa Takaoka, Author Christine Taylor-Butler, Nicholette Thomas and  MFL Publishing  Author Andrea Y. Wang, Author Jane Whittingham  Author Natasha Yim
We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.
Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party! http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/twitter-party-great-conversations-fun-prizes-chance-readyourworld-1-27-18/
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Thank you so much for your support!
 Maritza Martinez Mejia
Mother, Educator, Bilingual Author and Translator

Recipient of the Crystal Apple Award 2006, VCB Poetry Winner 2015, Author’s Talk Book Award 2016, The Latino Book Awards 2016 and Author’s Talk Book Show 2017.

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