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Category: Hispanic Culture for Kids

50 Spanish Boy and Girl Names

50 Popular Spanish Boy and Girl Names Girls’ Names Sofia Isabella Camila Valentina Valeria Mariana Luciana Daniela Gabriela Victoria Martina Lucia Ximena/Jimena Sara Samantha Maria José Emma Catalina Julieta Mía Antonella Renata Emilia Natalia Zoe Nicole Paula Amanda María Fernanda Emily Antonia Alejandra Juana Andrea Manuela Ana Sofia Guadalupe Agustina Elena María Bianca Ariana Ivanna Abril…

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Fun Facts about Spanish

Spanish is the second most common language in the states and widely taught in many schools throughout the country. Spanish has Latin roots as many words might sound familiar to English speakers Spanish has been spoken in Spain, Mexico, most of South America and Central America. Dino Lingo uses Latin American Spanish Dialect…

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Travel Hispanic countries

Hispanic countries are home to some of the most interesting places in the world. The Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain is a fortress that was built in the 14th century. It was made out of red clay and is known for its beautiful tiles. The Panama Canal was made between 1904 and 1914…

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Hispanic culture fun facts for children, piñata, quinceañera

Most Hispanics are known as fun loving people, and one party game that developed in Mexico was the piñata. This is a cardboard shape decorated with colored paper and filled with candy, small toys and other treats. The piñata is hoisted into the air and players are blind-folded and allowed to hit the…

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Hispanic culture, family values, fun facts for children

Hispanic cultures value family, respect, sacrifice and hard work. Hispanic families tend to be very close, and loyalty to the family and placing the good of the family ahead of your own success is important. Working hard and making sacrifices for the good of others is also valued, and some people think it…

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Verbal and nonverbal communication in Spanish

In Spanish you can choose to use more formal words, and most people do this until the person they are speaking to invites them to become informal. Older people are always greeted first, and people are addressed by their last names until they give permission for their first names to be used. Meals…

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Hispanic Game: Escondias

Escondidas is a traditional children’s game like Hide And Seek. This game works best with five or more players. One child is chosen to be “it” and this person closes his or her eyes and counts to a set number 10, 30, 60 or even 100. As that child is counting the other…

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Hispanic folktales, La Llorona, The Weeping Woman

La Llorona is a folktale which originated in Mexico but spread to many other Hispanic countries. La Llorona means “The Weeping Woman” and tells the story of a woman named Maria who drowned her children in order to be with her true love, but he rejected her and she killed herself. When she…

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Hispanic culture holidays

Most people in Hispanic countries are Catholic so the biggest holidays are religious. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus and is spent with family. Christmas Eve is called “nochebuena” (“good night”) and ends with a Misa de Galla, or Midnight Mass. The poinsettia flower is typically associated with Christmas in Hispanic communities. Many…

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Traditional Hispanic clothing

Traditional Hispanic clothing is brightly colored. It was almost always made of woven fabrics, sometimes with patterns woven right into it. Wealthy people were able to make their clothes from silks and satins, and some men wore capes on their shoulders and sashes like belts. Sometimes wealthy people even used gold and silver…

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