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Bilingual reading time

Bilingual reading time

Senior Airman Daniella Pena-Pavao, 33rd Fighter Wing, reads a bilingual story to Child Development Center Three children during Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 24 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The readings will be held at CDCs Two and Three Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie)

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Fla. --

Airmen and civilian volunteers read stories in English and Spanish to children at base Child Development Centers here Sept. 24.

Kids ages four and five heard various bilingual tales.

“The bilingual readings offer fun and engaging opportunities for children to be exposed to Latin and Hispanic American cultures through language,“ said Master Sgt. Ana Abreu, 33rd Maintenance Group.  “It’s important for children to learn about different cultures in order to better understand the world around them.” 

Senior Airman Daniella Pena-Pavao, 33rd Fighter Wing, read a book describing animals, in both languages.

“I liked sharing my native language with them,” said the New Orleans, La. native of Colombian descent. 

The readings are at the CDCs Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 15.  For more information on upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month events, call 882-9909.