Bilingual / For the Children

By Rose Treviño

Parent & Child Program Title: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

General Points to Cover

  • Parents should model healthy eating and exercise.
  • Talking together can enhance emotional health.
  • The importance of early brain development.
  • Children need to practice using small and large muscle groups.

Books to Read (English and Spanish)

D.W. the Picky Eater by Marc Brown

D.W., la quisquillosa por Marc Brown.

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins.

Llaman a la puerta por Pat Hutchins.

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle.

De la cabeza a los pies por Eric Carle.

Hands-on Activities

D.W.’s Healthy Food Plate

  • Paper plates
  • Glue
  • Pictures of fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, and other foods from magazines
What Children Do

Children fill up D.W.’s plate with healthy food choices and glue the pictures of the food on the paper plate.

Sharing Cookies

  • Crayons
  • Cookies made of construction paper
What Children Do
  1. Give each child a dozen cookies to color and decorate.
  2. Count the cookies together.
  3. Begin a lesson on dividing the cookies equally with 2 people, then 3 people, then 4 people.
  4. Talk about how many cookies they had when there were only 2 people, etc.

Rhythm Makers

  • Paper cups
  • Cheerios or rice
  • Wax paper
  • Tape
What Children Do
  1. Place a small amount of cheerios or rice into the cup
  2. Cover and seal the top with wax paper and tape

Get Active

  • CD player
  • CD’s with music to get children moving
What Children Do

Play “ La raspa” on Lirica Infantil con José-Luís Orozco, Animales y Moviemiento, Volumen 4 by José-Luís Orozco, and show the kids a simple hop and kick to go with the music.

Play “Get Ready to Wiggle” on Let’s Wiggle, by the Wiggles as the children wiggle their fingers, ears, eyes, hair, and more.

Texas Reading Club 2009 Programming Manual / Libraries: Deep in the Heart of Texas!

Published by the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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