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5 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month



Celebrate this September in a meaningful way


Each September we start to ponder how we can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in a meaningful way and how we can impart the significance of the culture to our children. Here are 5 ways to celebrate:

1. Print out some of Frida Kahlo's most famous works of art. Ask your children how the art makes them feel. Then discuss the meaning behind each work of art with your child.    

2. Make your own Agua de Platano (Banana Mexican Fresh Water) with your children and enjoy. Click here for the recipe!

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3. Learn and teach your children a few Spanish phrases such as "Te amo" (I love you) and incorporate them into your everyday conversations all year long.

4. If your child loves watching television, she may be fascinated to learn that Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena invented the Color TV! Visit your local library and find out what other inventions he's responsible for!

5. Who was the first Hispanic professional athlete? Who was the first Hispanic elected to U.S. Congress? Teach your children all about these famous firsts in Hispanic history

Brittany L. Morgan is the web editor and executive assistant to the Publisher at Hudson Valley Parent. She lives in Fishkill and enjoys exploring the Hudson Valley and beyond with her fiance, Bill.