Cinco De Mayo will be celebrated on May 5, and fun read-alouds are always a great way to introduce special holidays to children. Picture books can introduce children to customs, ways of celebrating a holiday, and special items that are associated with the holiday. Many teachers and childcare workers will celebrate this holiday with the children in their classrooms as a fun addition to multicultural education.
The selected books in the List are recommended for ages 4-8 years. One of the books has been selected for review for its support of social studies standards related to culture. Each book has colorful illustrations, and easy-to-read texts that young readers will find appealing. Illustrations portray special items that are associated with Cinco de Mayo such as pinatas, sombreros, and special foods.
All three books are a great addition to your classroom reading experience to introduce and celebrate this fun holiday on May 5.