Butterflies, Aztec Gods & Puerquitos/Sweet Piggie Bread
Chicago storyteller Jasmin Cardenas and her children Mateo (8) and Catalina (5) lead listeners in a game of “I Spy” through Little Village, Chicago’s quintessential Mexican American community. Listeners are encouraged to keep count how many decorative monarch butterflies and Mexican flags they see along the way. Stops at neighborhood landmarks like Café Catedral, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, Our Lady of Tepeyac Mural and the Little Village Public Library provide opportunities for Jasmin, Mateo and Catalina to sing traditional songs, tell stories about Mexican mosaics, legends, history and culture, teach some simple Spanish, and share how Little Village became such a vibrant and colorful home for Mexican immigrants new to Chicago.
About CCT Walkie Talkies
Walkie Talkies are fun, totally original audio experiences families can listen to together while exploring different Chicago neighborhoods. The first three Walkie Talkies are self-guided strolls through South Shore, Little Village, and around the North Pond Nature Sanctuary in Lincoln Park. Each episode was commissioned by Chicago Children’s Theatre and created by a different local theater artist, resulting in a fun and educational new audio series that children and families can enjoy together, outdoors and safely, even over the winter months, while learning more about the beautiful city they live in.
So lace up your sneakers, pop in your ear buds, and take a guided walk through some of Chicago’s most distinctive neighborhoods. Each episode is under one hour and comes with an interactive map to guide families and classroom field trips on each bite-sized journey, plus photos of top tour highlights, vocabulary keys, recommended reading and song lists, and other fun, family activities.
Butterflies, Aztec Gods & Puerquitos/Sweet Piggie Bread is a gift from our supporters’ families to yours!
Before you start…we recommend you download this walking map and resources and review it first. You may also want to bring a bluetooth speaker or some wireless headphones so everyone in the family can listen together. We recommend listening to the podcast once before venturing out on your hike. There are lots of great resources included!