El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is an annual celebration of children, families and reading. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
The focus is to:
- Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
- Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
- Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
- Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.