Espantapajaros in Spanish means scarecrow. Espantapajaros is also the name of a very useful website for peace corps volunteers working with preschoolers and literacy in Spanish speaking countries. This website, which comes from Bogota, Colombia provides:

  • preschoolers with an opportunity to grow as readers,
  • resources for parents to help their children discover the love of reading,
  • a place for parents, teachers and librarians to reflect, study and talk about story themes and learning strategies.

This website is available only in Spanish and contains book recommendations for children’s literature along with many articles about learning and reading for preschoolers. For those who actually live in Bogota, Colombia, information about local workshops is also available.

For volunteers working in libraries with computers, this is another address to add to your list of useful library websites. Keep reading out loud to kids!