National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 to honor the many Latinos who have greatly contributed, influenced and enriched our culture and society. Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize the history, culture and contributions of more than 54 million U.S. Latinos — a recognition that should last all year, but this period is a great reminder to bring greater awareness into all of our homes and schools.
PBS LearningMedia and PBS KIDS for Parents have several free, online resources parents can access to celebrate Hispanic heritage all year long, including:
- A video that summarizes the origin, purpose and many ways Americans recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, part of PBS KIDS’ All About The Holidays series (available in English and Spanish).A list of recommended picture books that celebrate Latino voices and culture.
- A lesson in Flamenco dance, a traditional style of dance and music that originated in Spain.
- A series of episodes highlighting Mexico City and Peru from beloved PBS KIDS show Let’s Go Luna.
- Recipes from Puerto Rico including for Mofongo and frozen treat Piragua.