Published On: Thu, Jul 2nd, 2009

Connecting Kids With Their Culture From Day One

It has been quite some time since I have written a Sofrito 4 Kids post…and honestly this may not even qualify but I am going to put it out there anyways. I started this site over 12 years ago with a mission to share the beauty of my culture with Latinos everywhere as well as people interested in learning about our culture. Now the site is in English (and Spanglish) so it is clearly meant Latinos that descend from the first and second generation Latinos in this country.


Recently thru Twitter I came across a few wonderful sites that really foster cultural awareness at an early age. These websites can all be considered "Tesoros On The Web" and I could have posted them individually but I think they are all very special so here they are in alphabetical order…para que no digan que tengo favorito.

This is an opportunity for you moms & moms to be to give your children the gift of there heritage from day one… here are my favorite websites that promote CULTURA to our children.

As I am,

George Torres

The Urban Jibaro


Follow me on Twitter…@UrbanJibaro


Connecting Kids With Their Culture From Day One


BabyBesos – Baby Besos is a proudly "mamá-owned" and operated online baby boutique, offering unique and creative products for babies and children. Baby Besos focuses on highlighting the world's diversity by providing trendy and distinct products rich in Latin culture. In 2008 Baby Besos became one of the only online boutiques dedicated to the recognition of raising our children within a bicultural society. We are proud to offer everything from bilingual educational products to Baby Besos Original "must-haves".

Exit Studio – Is a website created by Edwin Fontánez, author and creator of  a full line of original products for children (perfect for the home or classroom). His website offers some classic originals like Hadas, Sirenas y Sapos, On This Beautiful Island Picture Book, Taino Activity Sets and even a Vejigante Mask Making Kit. In addition the website has lots of freebies you can print and do with the kids at home.

Latin Baby – Latin Baby is a family-owned and operated company. Established in 2005, we have quickly grown to become one of the largest on-line baby boutiques that specializes in products which celebrate the blend of our American and Hispanic heritage. We are committed to bringing you high quality baby

products that are beautiful, original and affectionate.


We also believe in supporting other Latina artists and work from home moms. Several of the artists that we feature are busy raising families while expressing their inner creative spirits and remaining faithful to their cultural beliefs.

And Last but certainly not least….

Los Pollitos – Los Pollitos Dicen, the premier line of Spanish baby gift t-shirts and onesies, making familias happy since 2005. Our designs are bold in color and rich in Latino heritage. The vision: To celebrate Spanish and heritage through hipness and to capture the unique color and colloquialisms of our people. It is fertile ground. who does not connect with this special sing along….

Los pollitos dicen pío, pío, pío
cuando tienen hambre, cuando tienen frío.
La gallina busca el maíz y el trigo
Les da la comida y les presta abrigo.
Bajo de sus alas duérmen los pollitos
s hasta el otro día.

If you know of other websites or companies that should be included here, email us at and let us know.

Connecting Kids With Their Culture From Day One