This week, we’re going to turn our attention to another book on the Christmas holiday. This is a little different than the one we discussed last week. As a general note and/or disclaimer, this one has a slight religious component. This week’s book will focus on Christmas as well as el Día de los Tres Reyes, or Three Kings’ Day. We will be reviewing Campoy Isabel and Alma Flor Ada’s Celebrate Christmas and Three Kings’ Day with Pablo and Carlitos.
This book is mostly appropriate for kids in pre-kindergarten to second grade. This book is designed to be a read along book, and it is available in both Spanish and English. This book describes the traditions of Christmas and Three Kings’ Day in Latin America. The book follows two brothers, Pablo and Carlitos. Carlitos writes a letter to the Three Kings asking them for a lot of presents, but when his older brother starts to teach him to ride a bike, he sends the Three Kings another letter asking for a nicer gift for his brother instead. Not only does the book describe these two holidays, but it discusses a bond between siblings in the context of the holiday spirit.
This book could be a wonderful tool for our classrooms because it teaches students about the holiday season in Latin America. This is a good way for students to embrace their culture in the classroom, and it is also a good way for students to begin learning the similarities and differences of holidays between cultures. Again, this is a good conversation starter for our younger students.
Hopefully, you will have time to check out this book!
Until Next Time,