The Piñata Quilt
Four-year-old children in one of Tucson's Head Start programs created
quilt squares, which would be made into a quilt to display in their
classroom. The children dictated their stories in either English or
Spanish. For your enjoyment, their stories have been printed just as
the children told them. Stories narrated in Spanish have been translated
into English, closely following the child's original tale.
My brother, my mom, and me feed the turtles.
I don't have a cage for turtles. I have a box for them. I play
with my dogs too. - Ayanna
yo, mi hermanito, y mi papa, y mi nana estamos a fuera mojandonos.
(My mom, me, my brother, and my dad, and my
grandma are outside getting wet.)
My mom, Rosa,
and my brother, Danielito, and Lilian are looking at the sun.
todo con mi hermana. Salimos a pasear al parque, a comer todos
juntos en familia, y me gusta mucho jugar. - Lupita
(I share everything with my sister. We go to the
park, and we like to eat together as a family, and we like to
me recoje cuando voy a una fiesta. - Yadaban
(My dad picks me up when I go to a party.)
Es mi mamá,
mi papa, mi hermana, y mi prima-estamos jugando en el parque.
(It's my mom, my dad, my sister, and my cousin;
we are playing at the park.)
esta jugando a los carros que ganan - los races cars.
(My dad is playing with the cars that win -
the race cars)
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