How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Children

Every year from September 15 through October 15, Americans honor National Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing and celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Hispanic Heritage Month provides every child the opportunity to explore the diversity within the Hispanic population and the significance of past and present Hispanic influences on our society.

One in four kids in the US is of Hispanic origin and representation matters; this month not only allows Hispanic children to celebrate their culture but encourages all children to learn about the culture — this can help raise individuals that respect and celebrate the differences in all people.

How can you celebrate with kids? There is a wide range of options!

No matter how you choose to honor Hispanic Heritage Month with the kids in your life, be sure to create an open, inclusive environment that allows for questions to be asked. This will only help further a child’s exploration of the culture.

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