Browsing Category "Latin Culture"
Teaching Culture Through Art – Mexican Papercrafts
By     |    Oct 14, 2020
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Teaching Culture Through Art – Mexican Papercrafts

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, let’s explore some colorful and cultural papercrafts from Mexico. These handicrafts show not only the creativity of the Mexican people but serve as a link to the history and culture. You might be inspired to create a few Mexican papercrafts of your own and add a Mexican touch to your holiday decorations! A Little History of Papercrafts Papermaking in Mexico goes back […]

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Artisan Treasures: The Colorful Panamanian Molas
By     |    Sep 23, 2020
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Artisan Treasures: The Colorful Panamanian Molas

Have you ever seen the beautiful and layered artwork of Panamanian molas? Molas are colorful, layered fabric panels worn by one of Panama’s indigenous groups, the Kuna. Their unique designs and traditions behind them will fascinate you! Today, we learn about this interesting part of Panamanian culture! A Symbol of the Kuna People Panama’s Kuna tribe (also known as Guna or Cuna) is one of seven indigenous groups in the […]

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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Costa Rica!
By     |    Jun 4, 2020
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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Costa Rica!

Costa Rica means “rich coast” and if you’ve ever been there, you’ll know why that name was chosen. It is FULL of natural riches. Right in the middle of Central America, it’s nestled between Nicaragua and Panama with beautiful coasts on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides. As a travel destination, Costa Rica has incredible appeal.  It has a welcoming, lively culture that blends Spanish, Caribbean, and European influences. You’ll […]

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Director Spotlight – Adriana Castaño

Director Spotlight – Adriana Castaño

Director Adriana Castaño brings her creativity, positivity, and energy to Spanish Schoolhouse Sugar Land every day. Let's learn a little more about this dynamic director!

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The Tradition of Piñatas: The History Behind the Fun!
By     |    Apr 17, 2020
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The Tradition of Piñatas: The History Behind the Fun!

Did you know there’s actually a day to honor the piñata? That’s right, April 18 is National Piñata Day. It’s not exactly clear why they have a designated day, but while we’re passing the time at home, why not learn a little about these colorful and festive objects? They’re full of tradition and making your own piñata at home could be a fun project with the kids. You could even […]

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A Cultural Summer Camp Experience at Spanish Schoolhouse!

A Cultural Summer Camp Experience at Spanish Schoolhouse!

It’s time to plan for Summer 2020!  Summer days can seem long when children don’t have their usual routines. No matter how hard you try to keep little ones entertained, they often seem to have energy for days!  Temperatures rise, the pools start feeling more like a luke-warm bath, and being in the A/C feels like the only option. It can be a challenge to find screen-free activities! Spanish Schoolhouse […]

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Ratón Pérez, the Tooth Fairy of Hispanic Culture
By     |    Feb 26, 2020
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Ratón Pérez, the Tooth Fairy of Hispanic Culture

As kids turn four or five years old, losing the first tooth is a big milestone, including a first visit from the Tooth Fairy! In Spain and Latin America, a different visitor retrieves lost teeth and leaves behind a gift.

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A Time to Celebrate Love and Friendship
By     |    Feb 14, 2020
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A Time to Celebrate Love and Friendship

Love is in the air, here and throughout the Hispanic world, too! In Hispanic culture, this holiday of love and affection has some unique traditions! Here are some of the ways love and friendship are celebrated around the world and here at Spanish Schoolhouse.

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The Makings of a Feliz Navidad!  Latin and Spanish Christmas Celebrations
By     |    Dec 16, 2019
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The Makings of a Feliz Navidad! Latin and Spanish Christmas Celebrations

Many people around the world deck the halls and exchange gifts on Christmas Day, but Spanish and Latino celebrations begin well before December 25, often lasting through the first week of January!  Let’s explore some of the festive ways Christmas is celebrated around the world… the Latin world, that is.  A Full Season of Celebrations Since more than 75% of Latin Americans and Spaniards are Catholic, celebrations tend to revolve […]

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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World:  Let’s Go to Spain!
By     |    Nov 21, 2019
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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: Let’s Go to Spain!

As a Spanish preschool, our days are immersed in the Spanish language and culture. With our locations in Texas, however, it’s natural that most of our teachers come from Mexico and Central or South America, rather than from Spain.   Spain is, of course, the birthplace of the Spanish language and the inspiration for a lot of Latin America’s rich culture.  Let’s take a look at some of its highlights!  From […]

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