Successful History Reading to Kids Event Promotes Literacy and Cultural Awareness in Puerto Rico

Last weekend, the first successful History Reading to Kids event took place at El Morro, in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event was organized by Friends of San Juan National Historic Site to promote a love for reading and an appreciation for the history of Old San Juan and Puerto Rico among children and families. The turnout was great, with many families, kids, and volunteers attending the event.

The highlight of the event was the reading session by Montessori teacher Rosa Ferrer. She read from several books, including “Al Ritmo de Petra” and “Tai: El Pequeno Tayno.” The children were captivated by the stories and listened intently, learning about their heritage and culture in a fun and engaging way.

The event was made possible by a capacity-building grant from The National Park Foundation, which provided the resources needed to organize and promote the event. Suiza Dairy also sponsored the event, providing free juices and sandwiches for the kids.

The success of the first History Reading to Kids event has led to its continuation, with the event now scheduled to take place on the last Saturday of each month in the moat in front of El Morro. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets and chairs to join the fun. The theme for April will be nature, as Earth Day falls in April, and the organizers have planned exciting activities to engage children in learning about the environment and how to protect it.

To learn more about our upcoming events, please visit our events calendar.