stories

stories

Growing with Legends

The purpose of these books is to teach children to identify the world around them, to appreciate and value the differences and similarities of other people, and to discover their own identities. Children who are connected to their families past learn to value their family heritage. This connection reinforces values and traditions from the past to the present and into the future, and also preserves cultures and traditions from one generation to another.

Literacy in Dominican Republic

The following work is a brief analysis of Children’s Literature development and evaluation in the Dominican Republic during the XX Century and the last ten years. In our search for information we found that in the early years of the XX Century an appropriate Children’s Literature was none existent. Most of the Children’s Literature being distributed at that time was material coming from Europe and other parts of the world. In the Dominican Republic Children’s Literature of latter years we can observeand increment of production, with children’s books. The search for children’s books by parents in book stores is noticeable. Authors that traditionally write for an adult reader are now foraying into Children’sLiterature. This demonstrated how important is the attention drawn to this genre, dormant as of few years ago. Rescue of oral traditions picked up from story books and anthologies have come to strengthen Children’s reading material. In this classification we can find games, songs and folk tales stories that were unknown to new generations. I share hereby my experience as it motivated me to compile, research and re-write, which is what the book “Trucando” is about; an example of the Dominican children’s folklore; a magical world where laughter and games are perennial in the minds of many generations.