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Learn about Latin America & Spain with our beautifully illustrated educational cards.

You may order our educational materials after the Kickstarter campaign at the MamaYala website.

Thanks!

Our Story

I wanted to teach my young daughter to appreciate and respect the world around her. Since she was a baby she was surrounded by books, toys, and different educational activities. It is natural for children to learn as they play and explore their environment. As she grew and learned, I used every opportunity to introduce her to new experiences. It was then that I set out to find cultural educational materials, in particular flashcards. 

 Around the same time, I was re-touching the images I illustrated for my children’s book about Puerto Rico. As I worked on the book for publication I realized my illustrations could be used for the cards. Using my skills as a teacher and designer I developed the concept for MamaYala World Cultures. My mission is to highlight the beauty and diversity inherent in the cultures of the world. It is my goal to promote a sense of community, admiration and respect for one another. 

With our first cards series you are invited to introduce the young people in your life to the Latin culture. The set includes illustrations of artifacts, flora, fauna and instruments. It also includes an information guide with each illustration. Please join us by pre-ordering your cards today and be part of MamaYala World Cultures. Thanks!

I have made a prototype of the cards sets to show you what the cards would look like when they are printed. 

There are several rewards for your pledges and support of the MamaYala™ World Cultures Project. When the Kickstarter campaign is funded by people like you, I will be able to bring you a set of flash cards, a memory game, a pdf coloring book, a poster, postcards and stickers, all with the beautiful original illustrations by Sara Ponce.

With your help MamaYala™ will be able to bring you cultural educational cards for children about the Latin American and Spanish cultures. 

This project will only be possible with your pledge to pre-order the cards or with your contribution. Thank you for supporting the MamaYala World Cultures Project. 

MamaYala™ flash cards & memory game sets Prototypes.

This is a prototype of the flash card set and will include 30 cards with cultural illustrations. The back of each card will have a large lower case letter(s) and  a close up of the illustration. The size of cards may vary depending on the printing costs.

This is a prototype of the memory game, it will include 30 matching pairs for a total of 60 cards. 

Prototype of the PDF coloring book. I am planning to include the 30 illustrations from the cards set.

Coloring book images.
Coloring book images.

Goodies for Kickstarter campaign!

  • Limited edition archival poster with cultural illustrations
  • Postcards with selected cultural illustrations
  • Stickers with all the cultural illustrations in the card sets 

This is how the funds will be used:

Design work: I have already done the illustrations for the project and may need some minor adjustments. The design for the packaging will be done once the campaign is funded. I will be doing all the design work. There will be no extra costs.

Printing: The bulk of the money, about 75%, will go towards printing costs.

Project Fees: Kickstarter and Amazon charge an administration fee.

Shipping: All shipping costs for deliveries in the United States and Puerto Rico will be paid with the funds collected.

With your pre-order we will get the funding needed to make this project a reality! Thanks!

Follow the steps below to join us in this effort: 

  • Go to the green box on the top right, click on the "Back This Project" box, enter your pledge* amount and select a reward. From there, you go through the Amazon checkout process, and you are done.
  • Share the link with as many people as you can. If possible, personally contact 10 of them,  and get them involved. 
  • Send a link of our KICKSTARTER PROJECT to any editors or bloggers you think would be interested in helping us.

In other words, we MUST raise our goal of $5,000 within 30 days, or no charges are applied to your account.

*If you have any questions regarding how to pledge, please click here.

When this project is successfully funded, your card will be charged the amount you pledged when the project reaches its deadline (September 26th). If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card will not be charged. That's why they are called pledges (a promise to contribute) not donations.

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    DESKTOP DOWNLOAD – Receive a desktop download of your favorite illustration. Your name will be added to the MamaYala.com website as a contributor to this project. Thanks for your support!

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    STICKERS – Receive a set of thumbnail stickers with all the pictures in the card set. Your name will be added to the MamaYala.com website as a contributor to this project. Shipped to anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico (Canada/Mexico pledges please add $3.00 extra for shipping; other international orders, add $7).

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    COLORING BOOK IN PDF FORMAT – Receive a coloring book in PDF format for your use . You will also receive a set of five postcards with the cultural illustrations. Your name will be added to the MamaYala.com website as a contributor to this project.

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    POSTER OF CULTURAL ILLUSTRATIONS – 11 x 17 poster of original illustrations on archival paper. The poster makes for a wonderful addition to a child's room, any other area of your home, or an elementary or high school classroom. Shipped to anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico (Canada/Mexico pledges please add $3.00 extra for shipping; other international orders, add $5.00).

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    ONE SET OF FLASH CARDS – Receive one set of flash cards. Your name will be added to the MamaYala.com website as a contributor to this project. Shipped to anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico (Canada/Mexico pledges please add $8.00 extra for shipping; other international orders, add $14).

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    ONE SET OF MEMORY CARDS – Receive one set of memory cards. Your name will be added to the MamaYala.com website as a contributor to this project. Shipped to anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico (Canada/Mexico pledges please add $8.00 extra for shipping; other international orders, add $14).

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    ONE SET OF MEMORY CARDS – Receive one set of memory cards, the pdf coloring book and a set of five postcards. Your name will be added to the MamaYala.com website as a contributor to this project. Shipped to anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico (Canada/Mexico pledges please add $8.00 extra for shipping; other international orders, add $14).

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    ONE SET OF FLASH CARDS – Receive one set of flash cards, the pdf coloring book and a set of five postcards. Your name will be added to the MamaYala.com website as a contributor to this project. Shipped to anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico (Canada/Mexico pledges please add $8.00 extra for shipping; other international orders, add $14).

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    FLASH CARDS & MEMORY CARDS – Receive one set of flash cards & one set of memory cards, the pdf coloring book and a set of five postcards. Your name will be added to the MamaYala.com website as a contributor to this project. Shipped to anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico (Canada/Mexico pledges please add $8.00 extra for shipping; other international orders, add $14).

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    TWO SETS OF FLASH CARDS – Receive two sets of flash cards, the pdf coloring book, and two sets of postcards. This is a great deal giving you the opportunity to share the cards! Your name will be added to the MamaYala.com website as a contributor to this project. Shipped to anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico (Canada/Mexico pledges please add $8.00 extra for shipping; other international orders, add $14).

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    TEACHERS | SCHOOLS | DAYCARES: With this pledge you can obtain our beautiful cards for your students. You will love the cultural educational card sets with our original illustrations. You may place the orders for flashcards, memory cards or a combination of both. The quantity of the sets will be based on the minimum wholesale value of the order less shipping and handling. 11 x 17 poster for classroom display included. (Canada/Mexico pledges please add $10.00 extra for shipping; other international orders, add $15).

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    ORDER ONE & SHARE ONE: Receive a set of cards & MamaYala™ will donate a set to a children’s organization of your choice. You will also receive an archival illustration signed and dated by Sara Ponce, designer and illustrator of all artwork. Your name will be added to the backer list on the website as a contributor to this project and as a philanthropist. Shipping included for US orders. (International orders, add $12.00)

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    FIVE SETS OF FLASH CARDS (BEST VALUE) – Receive five sets of flash cards, the pdf coloring book, and five sets of postcards. This is a great deal giving you the opportunity to share the flash cards! Your name will be added to the MamaYala.com website and the packaging of the cards as a contributor to this project. Shipped to anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico (Canada/Mexico pledges please add $10.00 extra for shipping; other international orders, add $18).

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    RETAILERS: With this pledge you can carry our beautiful cards in your store. Customers will love the cultural educational card sets with our original illustrations. You may place the orders for flashcards, memory cards or a combination of both. The quantity of the sets will be based on the minimum wholesale value of the order less shipping and handling. Thank you for supporting this new idea of cultural educational cards.

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    LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH & SPONSOR – Receive a limited edition framed lithograph. It will be signed and dated by Sara Ponce, designer and illustrator of the artwork. You will also receive 10 sets of cards. Your name will be added to the packaging of the cards as a major sponsor and to the list on the website as a backer of this project. Special requests accepted. Shipping included for US orders. (International orders, add $20.00)

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