Video of the Week: Latino Folk Tales, Cuentos Populares – Art by Latino Artists

DIY Summer Reading Camp: Folklore

Video of the Week Folklore

If you are participating in this year’s L4LL Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program as a Premium member, then you are probably half way through the first themed week in our DIY Summer Reading Camp. The theme this week is Folklore. To supplement the activity pages, we’ve found this marvelous video for your family to watch. You’ll find lots of beautiful images by Latino illustrators in this educational video that discusses the Latino Folk Tales, Cuentos Populares – Art by Latino Artists Exhibition that took place at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum last year. The exhibition displayed 65 framed original artworks from 12 well-known artists: Leovigildo Martinez, Maya Christina Gonzalez, Lulu Delacre, Lucia and Gloria Perez, Felipe Dávalos-González, Beatriz Vidal, Honorio Robledo, Esau Andrade Valencia, Amy Córdova, Susan Guevara, and Raul Colón.


(If you haven’t signed up for the Premium subscription, you can still purchase this week’s Folklore printable separately. Try it out and see if your child loves it as much as mine do.)

Video of the Week: Life on the other side / La vida en el otro lado: Duncan Tonatiuh at TEDxSanMigueldeAllende

This week’s video features author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh’s TED talk in San Miguel de Allende. You’ll find out why he began writing children’s books and how his illustrations are

inspired by Ancient Mexican art, particularly that of the Mixtec codex. He also discusses why he has chosen the themes of migration and comparing/contrasting the lives of Mexican and American children for his children’s books. It’s a great listen and we encourage you to take the time to watch the video.