Children are usually taught to sit still and be quiet while at the library. But during Cuentos y Baile, kids are encouraged to sing, dance and play—while also learning Spanish.
The hour-long program, whose name means “story and dance” in Spanish, takes place every Thursday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Tyler Library, located at 8041 S. Wood St. in Midvale. Cuentos y Baile is geared for children ages 0 to 5, but is open and welcoming to all.
First is story time, with library assistant Maria Sommer reading Spanish translations of engaging picture books. Sometimes she’ll pause to let the kids shout out a word they know. “How do you say cat en español?” Sommer asks. “Gato!” the children reply.
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