Most Wednesdays when I am with the kids in our House of Dreams orphanage I bring a bag of books and read to them. Their favorites are Curious George and Spot (titles listed in English for your benefit; the books are actually in Spanish). So I had an idea. This week after reading I told them that I wanted to put together a book about them. I had brought my camera so I spent the rest of the afternoon getting individual pictures of all 22 of them. Next week I am going to start interviews and let them dictate to me what they want on their page. It will be a fun book to read to them when it is all put together.
Here are some of the images from our afternoon. You can see others on my facebook album (even if you are not a member of facebook) by clicking this public access link: http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2007540&l=3abdf&id=1007773283
If you are interested in helping to build our library of pre-school and begining readers books the truth is that there is more access to Spanish kids books in the countries that have big name book stores than here. Don’t worry about repeat titles being sent down because during free read time it helps to have duplicates. Read my post about regulations for sending things down if you would like to participate. You can even have Amazon (or other online shops) send the books directly to us if you keep the weight under four pounds. Here is the link to the sending instructions: http://angiewashington.com/2008/09/10/what-can-you-fit-in-a-manila-envelope/
Thanks ahead of time!
What was your favorite ‘read to me’ book when you were growing up?