Meet Alma & Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
FOR KIDS: PLAY AND LEARN ALONG WITH ALMA!
Alma’s way of problem solving is to think things through, and to get creative. Get to know Alma and her family and friends, and discover that everyone has a unique perspective.
• Play games like “Bop or Pop” or “Party at Alma’s.”
• Create online with Alma – make sticker-stories or create a colorful original art.
• Videos: Find full episodes of Alma’s Way, songs and fun clips here.
FOR PARENTS: DANCE AND EAT TO ALMA'S BEAT!
Alma’s Way is infused with all kinds of Latino music, food and culture.
That joyful theme song that makes you want to jump up and dance? It was written by Lin Manuel Miranda and Bill Sherman of In the Heights fame, and performed by Flaco Navaja, a Bronx-born salsa singer. On the show, kids will hear traditional Puerto Rican music styles like plena, bomba and salsa, along with other Latino genres such as Cuban son and Colombian cumbia.
One episode features “Abuela Cecilia’s famous mofongo.” Try her simple recipe at home. Experiment with your little ones to make it your own way.
Read about Sonia Manzano’s inspiration and influences as she created the story lines and developed the characters for Alma’s Way.
FOR EDUCATORS: VÁMANOS, AMIGOS! CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH YOUR LEARNERS
Here’s a little history about the origins of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Oh Noah! Collection from PBS LearningMedia is designed to teach Spanish to children ages 6 to 8 through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. In each video, a misunderstanding launches a comic misadventure.
Educational resources from Latino Public Broadcasting include educator guides, lesson plans and other materials to engage students with the rich history of the Latino experience.
Connecticut Public is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with these special TV programs for older learners and adults.