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Mexico

Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821.  Ancient ruins and Spanish colonial-era towns are scattered throughout the country. Mexico is known for its beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

Coat of Arms

National Animal

Jaguar

National Flower

Dahlia

Products and Posts About Mexico

A Gift From Abuela

#ReadYourWorld Story, Snack & Craft: A Gift From Abuela

By Julie Yeros | January 24, 2019

Enjoy a story that will warm your heart, a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and a craft that will introduce you to Mexican culture. A Gift From Abuela, a children’s book written and illustrated by Cecilia Ruiz, is a personal story reminding us that it is our dearest relationships that will get us…

Book Review and Activity

¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish: A Book Review

By Julie Yeros | October 9, 2017

¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish: A Book Review Introduce kids to new cultures through language, literature, and fun activities with ¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish by Judy Martialay. This book is great for parents and educators teaching Spanish to young children, regardless of their own Spanish skills. Additional resources to support the book and your Spanish language instruction are…

Introducing Cultures Through International Cuisines

Introducing Cultures Through International Cuisines

By Julie Yeros | September 15, 2017

– by Deborah Tayloe, guest blogger Children learn best about different people and languages through first-hand experience. They are sensory beings who learn through the experiences of touch, see, smell, hear, and taste. It can be challenging to incorporate all five senses into a cultural lesson. Or is it? Not when you let children experience…

Children's Days

May 5 Children’s Day Celebrations

By Julie Yeros | May 2, 2016

May 5 Children’s Day Celebrations National Children’s Days are observed on various days throughout the year in countries all around the world.  The day is devoted to celebrating the health and happiness of all children. Japan and South Korea celebrate Children’s Day on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month. Kodomo No Hi is a national holiday in Japan.  Colorful…

La Noche de los Rabanos

La Noche de los Rábanos: The Night of the Radishes

By Julie Yeros | December 21, 2015

La Noche de los Rábanos, or Night of the Radishes, is an annual tradition in Oaxaca, Mexico. It began over a century ago when merchants carved festive radishes and sold them in the zócolo (town square) during the Christmas season. Photo: By AlejandroLinaresGarcia (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons The celebration continues to this day,…