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About the Storyteller – Celina Gutierrez
Celina Gutierrez, the owner and founder of Tap Peques, was inspired by her daughter to start the Spanish educational resource store about 7 years ago. She is originally from Mexico and as an immigrant mom, embraces multiculturalism among children and youth in the utmost high regard. As a Canadian mom, she found it very difficult to find Spanish books and activities for kids and Spanish classes for youth. Therefore, as a business woman, it was a natural fit to embark on this journey to fix this problem.

Tap Peques
We speak your language. Peques is the short form of “pequeños," which means 'little ones' in English. As for the “Tap” it is a call to action to inspire kids to immerse in a cultural adventure. Today, Tap Peques has grown to be one of Canada’s leaders in providing the best in Spanish educational learning resources, with a friendly online shopping experience for both families and businesses. We offer a remarkable selection of online resources, Spanish and bilingual books, Spanish classes, book club and storytelling groups, parenting workshops and much more! Tap Peques philosophy aims to inspire children and youth to grow globally by being exposed to multicultural expressions. We strive to strengthen children and youth understanding of diversity through the “learning by doing” philosophy in the different products and programs that we offer.

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Tales of the Dead Storytelling Series & Crafts: Rosita y Conchita

Everyone:FREE

The Tales of the Dead bilingual storytelling series focuses on a different story in each session for children of all age groups. Each story has been carefully selected to familiarize children with the traditions and festivities of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). After each story children can create various crafts and take part of the story home with them.

Featured book: Rosita y Conchita
A story that richly conveys the intention behind the holiday. Rosita y Conchita follows twin sisters who are trying to find a way to get together once again. The book describes how Conchita is carefully creating an altar to remember her dearly departed twin, Rosita. The other part tells Rosita’s story as she wanders through the otherworld looking for clues that will lead her to her sister one more time. This lovely little book is not sad or scary. Instead, it treats death in the same manner that the holiday itself does – with humor and love – so that children will enjoy the story line. With full rhyming text in both English and Spanish. Purchase the book here.

Craft: Celebrate a happy and colorful Mexican tradition with various crafts accompanying each story. You can learn how to make the most cheerful Day of the Dead bookmarks to creatively adorn any book you're reading. You can also decorate a Day of the Dead paper bag. Have you seen a Q-tip skeleton before? Well, this is your opportunity to create the happiest, funniest and the most amazing skeleton you can imagine.

Language: Bilingual (Spanish and English)
Age Group: 6 to 10
Author: Erich Haeger

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