September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the heritage, culture, and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities across the United States.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate this time with your Little! Whether you plan on sharing your heritage with your Little, learning more about theirs, or exploring different customs together, we hope these activity suggestions will inspire you to honor the month and get curious together!
MOVIES TO WATCH
EASY RECIPES TO MAKE TOGETHER
Traditional Latin American Recipes to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month: 5 Countries, 5 Dishes, 1 Kitchen
BOOKS TO READ:
The Secret Footprints by Julie Alvarez | A reimagining of the Dominican legend of the ciguapas.
Max Loves Muñecas –Zette Elliot | A young boy who is embarrassed to love the boutique selling dolls meets a muneca maker who teaches him “There is no shame in making something beautiful with your hands. Sewing is a skill just like hitting a baseball or fixing a car.”
Gaby Lost and Found – Angela Cervantes | Gaby Ramirez Howard loves volunteering at the local animal shelter, but has been feeling like a stray herself lately. Her mother has recently been deported to Honduras, and Gaby has to live with her inattentive father. She is waiting for her mother to come home so the family can adopt Gaby’s favorite cat from the shelter. When the cat’s original owners show up at the shelter, Gaby worries that her plans for a perfect family are about to fall apart.
It’s Not about the Accent – Caridad Ferrer | Caroline Darcy decides to explore–and exploit–her distant Cuban ancestry when she goes away to college, claiming to be half-Cuban, calling herself “Carolina,” and dying her blond hair Havana Brown, but soon faces profound consequences.