Latinas for Latino Lit chat with children’s author Duncan Tonatiuh, part of the Lunchtime Author Google Hangout series

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Children, Education, General

Latinas for Latino Lit chat with children’s author Duncan Tonatiuh, part of the Lunchtime Author Google Hangout series

GritoBlast! On Friday, July 24 at 12 noon EST, Latinas for Latino Lit will have a conversation with the popular Mexican children’s author Duncan Tonatiuh, as part of the Lunchtime Author Google Hangout series. A little about Duncan: Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tyou) is an award winning children’s author and illustrator. His book Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote; A Migrant’s Tale is the winner of the 2014 Tomás Rivera Mexican American children’s book award....

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National Park Foundation launches “Every Kid in a Park” welcoming 4 million 4th graders to national parks

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Announcements, Children, General

National Park Foundation launches “Every Kid in a Park” welcoming 4 million 4th graders to national parks

GritoBlast! President Obama announced “Every Kid in a Park,” a new initiative geared toward introducing America’s youth and their families to public lands and waters. The national program seeks to connect four million 4th graders with these treasured places in the 2015-16 academic year, coinciding with the National Park Service Centennial celebration. Currently, the National Park Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids initiative supports Every Kid in a Park by eliminating...

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Federal government gets early start with National Child’s Day with Kids.gov

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Children, General

Federal government gets  early start with National Child’s Day with Kids.gov

GritoBlast! November 20 is National Child’s Day and the U.S. government’s Kids.gov site features resources dedicated to the education of children and teens. Kids.gov consists of four main sections: two for students (children and teens), one for teachers, and one for parents. Kids Grade K-5 and Teens Grade 6-8 These two sections provide age-appropriate information about school topics such as reading and writing, social studies, and math. There are interactive games to...

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