I don’t want our kids to forget our life in Ecuador so I did some research and found 16 Great Children’s Books about South America to add to our home library.
I have found that books make the world seem a little bit more reachable and relatable to us. In a time when there is so much division between color and race, it’s important to give our children a global worldview. So they don’t think every Hispanic person eats tacos and there isn’t a difference between an Argentinian and a Mexican.
I was born in Mexico but I had the joy of spending close to a decade in South America with my children and husband. I love talking to my kids about my Mexican heritage but I also want them to know there is a beautiful world out there interwoven with beautiful colors, languages and traditions.
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month so what better time than now to celebrate! Make sure you check out the awesome giveaways below.
Living in South America
We loved living in Quito, Ecuador, and regularly miss our friends and life there so hopefully as we add these collections of books to our home library our kids will remember some of the beautiful memories we lived. Living in Quito, Ecuador was not very different from living in the U.S. Yes, there are differences but there were also so many things that were similar. I asked my kids after arriving in the U.S. what some of the similarities they noticed.
The things that were similar in both countries were the use of the American dollar. You can find Spanish speakers and English speakers in both countries.
Some of the differences were children and adults always greet everyone before speaking to them or when coming in contact with them. Our kids grew up with a guard. You can always find a guard outside our home, at school or at the stores 24/7. Our vacations were things like hiking up volcanoes, walking through the Amazon jungle, or gliding through the cloud forest. I loved our life there!
16 Great Children’s Books About South America
These books are from different countries in South America, not just Ecuador. Just click on any of the images above to get more information about each book. affiliate link
We are so excited for our sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Month series and giveaway! Through the month (September 15 – October 15), you’ll find great resources to share Hispanic Heritage with kids, plus you can enter to win in our great giveaway and link up your own posts on Hispanic Heritage!
September 18 Spanish Mama: Nazca Lines – Exploratory Art Project
September 20 Inspired by Family
September 21 Spanish Mama: Folk Songs in Spanish
September 22 Mundo Lanugo
September 25 Spanish Playground
September 26 All Done Monkey
September 27 Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes
October 5 Spanglish House
October 6 Mama Tortuga
Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway!
NO LONGER VALID: The giveaway begins September 15 and goes through October 15, 2017. giveaway rules.