New online resources for parents and caregivers who would like to read more with their young children in Portuguese.

[ 5 ] February 16, 2011 |

Jonathan Keller and Isabel Lopes, two local parents with children at the International Charter School of Pawtucket wanted a way to share reading resources and encourage reading among families with connections to or interest in the Portuguese language. They started the “bilingual” blog icsportugues.blogspot.com full of online resources for parents and caregivers who would like to read more with their children in Portuguese.

They are passionate about their mission. Future plans include encouraging and promoting the benefits of reading aloud quality Portuguese picture books with children/grandchildren to preserve linguistic/cultural heritage, raising awareness of the existing campaigns to increase/promote reading in Brazil and Portugal (and expanding the reach of those efforts to the Portuguese speaking community in the US), help public libraries acquire more quality Portuguese children’s literature, and establish volunteer-led Portuguese story-times in local libraries.

Check it out, pass it on.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Carla says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! We’re raising our two daughters bilingual (Spanish/English) but we’d love to expose them to Portuguese as well since my husband’s family is from Portugal. We’ll be checking the site out at the great-grandparents’ house for sure.

  2. Isabel says:

    Hi Carla,

    Please join us for our first BilingualStoryhour presentation–Childrens books and songs in Portuguese & English

    Saturday, March 26 · 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Location: Weaver library
    40 Grove St
    East Providence, RI
    http://www.eastprovidencelibrary.org/

  3. Angela says:

    This is wonderful!! I will definitely try to make it to story hour! Thanks for telling me about this Carla!

  4. Carla says:

    So excited we’re going to make a little event out of it and invite the baby cousins & their avo & papa..can’t wait!

  5. dubturbo says:

    magnificent put up, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector don’t realize this. You should proceed your writing. I’m confident, you have a great readers’ base already!

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