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Runaway Dreidel

Runaway Dreidel! Book Review & Activities

“‘Twas the first night of Chanukah and on the fifth floor, There was holiday hustling and bustling galore.” With chocolate babkas, latkes, and soup on the stove, traditions have begun for the whole family to enjoy. Surrounded by the sounds and smells of this wonderful day, a little boy plays with his dreidel while he…

I'm an Immigrant too!

I’m an Immigrant too! Review & Activities

I’m an Immigrant too! by award-winning author, Mem Fox is a celebration of the cultural diversity in her native Australia (where this book is published as I’m an Australian too!). This timely book is a great way to teach kids about multiculturalism, community, and compassion. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through…

Global Music for the Holidays

Holiday Songs and Stories That Celebrate Global Light

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta…wait, what?! That’s a fun saying, but what does it mean? We were curious about this phrase from the moment we saw Katherine Dines’ Holidays CD. And come to find out, the meaning behind the saying is just as fun as the stories and songs she shares in her new album for children and families.…

Dia de los Muertos

Discover the Traditions of Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated every year on November 1st and 2nd* in Mexico and other Latin American countries and communities. It is believed that during these two days the souls of the dead are allowed to return to the world of the living and visit their families. It’s a…

Thank You Around the World

“Thank You” Around the World

Learn How to Say “Thank You” in 20 Languages

Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees

Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees: A Musical Picture Book

Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from West Africa and the Caribbean is a musical picture book with beautiful illustrations, informational background text, and a CD of 23 traditional songs for bedtime and playtime. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes; however,…

The Adventures of Joy Sun Bear

The Adventures of Joy Sun Bear: The Blue Amber of Sumatra Review & Activities

The Adventures of Joy Sun Bear: The Blue Amber of Sumatra is a timely fictional children’s book embedded with real-world problems and issues. This early chapter book is a great story for teaching kids about rainforest destruction, loss of animal habitats, and the compassion our world needs for humans in search of refuge. Disclosure: This post…

Teach Peace: Books & Activities for Kids

Teach Peace: Books & Activities for Kids

“If we are to teach real peace in this world… we shall have to begin with the children.” Mahatma Gandhi We couldn’t agree more! So we created and curated a variety of activities to teach children about peace and how to spread it wildly: in ourselves, our homes, our community, and the world. Disclosure: This…

Teach Kindness

Teach Kindness in Your Classroom

Teach kindness in your classroom. Our world needs it now more than ever. Just as you plan for teaching literacy or math, plan for teaching kindness. Not just on one day. Not for one week. Integrate kindness into your curriculum through important discussions, engaging books, and meaningful activities all year long. We’ve got some great…

3 Multicultural Books for Back to School

Multicultural Books for Back to School

Add a multicultural perspective to your back to school read alouds with these three books and our engaging free activities! Share school experiences of children around the world, develop students’ geographic and cultural awareness, and build a caring and welcoming classroom community. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a…

Celebrate Holi with Me!

Celebrate Holi With Me! Book Review & Activities

Celebrate Holi With Me! is a colorful children’s book sharing the traditions and festivities of the important Hindu festival through the eyes of a child. Print our Celebrate Holi With Me! Review & Activities. Read and print our Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! Review & Activities. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes; however,…

Celebrate Durga Puja With Me!

Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! Review & Activities

Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! is a colorful children’s book sharing the traditions and festivities of the important Hindu festival through the eyes of a child. Print our Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! Review & Activities. Read and print our Celebrate Holi With Me! Review & Activities. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes;…