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5 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate this September in a meaningful way

5 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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. Find some here.

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. Learn more here.

Brittany L. Morgan lives in Fishkill and enjoys exploring the Hudson Valley and beyond with her fiance, Bill.