Forget the Tacos, this Truck Sets Up Kids for Success
What’s better than a Kogi Taco Truck? A book truck….seriously, here’s why.
Fondo de Cultura Económica [FCE] rocks.
Founded in 1934, Mexico-based publisher FCE has built one of the most expansive Spanish language libraries –and it’s ready to share it with the world in the coolest way possible.
Voila! It’s first book truck.
Stepping up the popular food truck craze, FCE now serves knowledge for lunch throughout San Diego, California. Don’t worry, there are plans to expand throughout the SoCal region.
That’s right. Now books comes to you like your tacos.
Because of popular demand, the FCE-sponsored truck is focused on Spanish-language book for kids…this is a BIG deal.
“That’s what families are mostly demanding,” José Carreño Carlón, director of the Fondo de Cultura Económica, told KPBS. “Because they’re obviously interested in preserving their culture and language.”
Staying fluent in both Spanish and English languages will set up kids for serious success.
Many students lose their Spanish skills when they start going to school. But, according to KPBS, “The [FCE] says bilingual students do better in the work force and US researchers say bilingual students do better in school.”
So are kids digging this?
“I think it is good because my parents speak Spanish,” six-year-old Kaily Gonzalez told KPBS as she flipped through El Libro del Osito.
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