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Feb '12

La Bib

La Bib

Last week was our first week volunteering at “La Bib” (the nickname for Arte Del Mundo-short for “la biblioteca” or “The Library”) and it was amazing. The kids are so sweet, so funny and so very patient with our horrible Spanish. We spend our afternoons doing activity after activity and loving it. The first 30 minutes that we’re open, we read with the kids. They have a great selection of books, and the kids just come and curl up and read with you. It’s really good for our Spanish too–the kids have been helping us with our pronunciation about as much as we help them!

Reading with the Kids











After that, we start our daily activities. Each day has a different theme and we design activities around that theme. For example, Tuesdays are science experiments/cooking related activities and Thursdays are music related activities.  Every Monday, we have a longer meeting where we decide on the activities for each week and each person volunteers to lead various activities. It’s very casual and laid back and we adjust activities quickly based on how many kids we have and what they’re interested in that day. We’ve had such fun doing all the activities and are really enjoying getting to know the kids.

We’re in our last week of both Spanish lessons and volunteering so we’re still super busy but loving every minute!
We’re going to end this post with a few pictures so you can start to get a sense of what it’s like “working” here:

Arte de canguil (popcorn!)

Games with the kids

Attempting to fly kites

Anything for a smile!


4 comments to “La Bib”

  1. ted Says:

    a donde esta la biblioteca?

  2. Shelley Duke Says:

    Glad you’re having fun! Love reading and seeing what you’re up to! Miss you, two!!

  3. Elaine Olson Says:

    Hi Abby and Aaron, So good to see and hear about what you are doing–it looks like a great experience. We are looking forward to following your advantures. Enjoy!

  4. Abby Says:

    We miss you too Shelley! I hope all is going well!

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