The Kimbell Art Museum is merging technology, art and reading to get kids engaged. Not just in reading, but also in learning another language.
It’s called Pictures and Pages/Fotos y Libros on Facebook Live.
“The bilingual storytime introduces young minds to the magic of storytelling and the different ways that art inspires us,” said Katherine Polenz with the Museum. “This virtual program explores connections with featured children’s books and artwork from the Kimbell’s collection with activities related to the art.”
It’s not your ordinary virtual storytime, though. Asami Robledo-Allen Yamamoto, Kimbell’s Community Engagement Coordinator, said it’s also an opportunity for inclusion.
“Thirty-one percent of the population in Fort Worth speaks Spanish. I think that’s extremely important to be able to provide an avenue for them to also enjoy stories,” Robledo-Allen Yamamoto said. “Not just to say we also offer this bilingual on the side. It’s part of the main program. We are teaching you English and others Spanish all together.”
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