Yesterday, I brought a third of the books and one of the educational games I picked up at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara. The girls loved the puzzle and immediately started working on it. Each puzzle consists of a single word spelled out and an image of the word. The little ones will be spelling “pato” or duck in no time.
The new books are wonderful. Each one was carefully chosen for this set of girls. The one in the photograph above is of a jealous older brother who steals his younger brother’s pacifier or chupon. Then there is a story of an adorable wombat who sleeps a lot and loves carrots. Not only are the books great for the girls in terms of learning how to read, practicing patience and developing listening skills, and developing fortitude, they’re a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to practice their Spanish, learn tenses, and develop a relationship with the girls using books as vehicles. Everyone wins.