Category Archives: Kids

Caribbean Kids and interesting things for kids- from school lessons to museums – anything kid-related lands here.

We’re Just Getting Started

Three Kings Day Today is December, 26th, and the Christmas season is just getting started here in Puerto Rico. As a child growing up in the states, I would anxiously await Christmas Day, knowing that the festivities would all be over on the 26th.  Here in Puerto Rico, January, 6, also known as Three Kings […]

Celebrate Card Playing Day with Puerto Rican Briscas

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December 28th is Card Playing Day! Another day attributed to celebrating something very random. This one I can get behind though! Recently we were playing cards and were wishing for a set of Briscas cards and a rules refresher so we could play – it had been a while! I decided then and there that […]

The Women Pirates of the Caribbean

Even if you have seen the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, gone on the ride at Disneyland and dressed up like one at Halloween, that doesn’t mean you know what the real pirates of the Caribbean were like. I am going to share the short-stories of two of the most well-known Women Pirates of the […]

All About Dominoes in the Caribbean: Games and Variations

If you are looking for a new game to play, or a new variation of playing your next domino game with friends give these Caribbean styles a try. These four games began in Jamaica and Puerto Rico, but today are played all over the Caribbean and even in parts of Mexico. So dust off that […]

Culture of Puerto Rico: All about Hammocks

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Hammocks are a large part of the culture of Puerto Rico. Along the roadsides you can find many vendors selling all types of hammocks made of different materials, colors and styles. For many years they have been associated with Caribbean living because of the pictures at the beach with a hammock hanging between two palm […]

Taino Symbols of Puerto Rico: An Introduction

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Puerto Rico was inhabited by the Taino Indians long before Columbus arrived in 1493.  They were primarily farmers and fisherman.  After the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores, the Taino population was decimated by famine, disease, and war within twenty years.  Today, the Taino’s blood is part of the Puerto Rican heritage and through research and […]

Celebrate Frog Jumping Day with Puerto Rico’s Coqui

May 13th is Frog Jumping Day!  Well, this day was just made for Puerto Rico as we have an enduring love affair with the Coqui frog. There are currently 18 known species of the coqui in Puerto Rico.  The Eleutherodactylus coquí, or coquí común, is the most common species of coquí on the island of […]

Sea Turtles of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

One of our favorite events in April is the Tinglar Festival in Luquillo, Puerto Rico.  This is its’ 8th year and will be held April 13th this year in the town  Plaza.  The Tinglar (Sea Turtle) Festival is in honor of the importance of the beaches in Luquillo as breeding grounds for the Sea Turtles of […]

Who were the real Pirates of the Caribbean?

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I have to admit, sometimes I consider myself somewhat a Pirate of the Caribbean.  Or, at least I imagine what it must have been like to have been one. These daydreams usually come to fruition when I’m racked back on my favorite lounge chair on my deck, eyes gazing past the foothills of the El […]

Returning to Rich Traditions through Children’s Books

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Doesn’t it appear that life is rushing by us sometimes? Even the Holiday Season is here, rapidly once again. Barely did the month of November begin when stores were laden with displays; not to mention the deluge of television, radio and print commercials that crowd our minds and tempt our children with the newest trend. […]