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A Persian Passover Book Review & Activities

A Persian Passover Ages: 4-8 Page Count: 32 “We learned that anyone who is in need of a place for the seder is welcome. Let’s celebrate together!” Experience the sights, smells, sounds, and unique traditions of a seder in 1950s Iran. A Persian Passover by Etan Basseri takes the reader back in time with a…

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Maiyya Mori Book Review & Activities

Ages: 4-8 Page Count: 26 “Despite all his mischief, Krishna was wrapped in his Maiyya’s love. Which is why he told her that he did, in fact, take the pot from above!” Discover a popular Hindu bhajan (devotional song) through lyrical text and colorful illustrations. Maiyya Mori by Chaya Baliga is a translation of a…

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Pow Wow Day Book Review & Activities

Powwow Day Ages: 4 – 8 Page Count: 32 “Everyone dances in and moves around the circle, all connected to the drum, Mother Earth, and one another.“ Powwow Day combines a heartwarming story by Traci Sorell (Cherokee) with beautiful illustrations by Madelyn Goodnight (Chickasaw) to celebrate the healing power of community at an annual tribal…

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Try 5 Free Mindfulness Activities in Your Elementary Classroom

Students are taught strategies for comprehending reading and solving math problems, but teaching them strategies for practicing mindfulness isn’t typical in most classrooms. It should be. Children are experiencing anxiety and stress like never before. Learning a variety of mindfulness strategies can help kids manage in the classroom and beyond.  What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness means…

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Summer Reading Menu

Explore your world through books about countries, celebrations, sports, landmarks, languages, and so much more! Print your READ YOUR WORLD SUMMER MENU. Need book suggestions? Browse our growing collection of Read Your World Book Lists. Print this menu for ANY duration you choose – a month, semester, or school year; a book study or study…

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10 Books to Help Kids Understand the Refugee Experience

a post with 10 recommended picture books about the refugee experience

With the fastest-growing refugee crisis underway, we turn to picture books to help kids understand the refugee experience and encourage them to open their hearts to help. Combined with thoughtful and appropriate discussions, these stories can help students think critically, develop empathy, and inspire kindness.  Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and…

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The Name Jar Teaching Resources

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a…

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Teach Kids How to Say Hello in Different Languages Around the World

how to say hello around the world

Whether traveling to another country, shopping at an international market, or meeting a new friend, learning to say hello in different languages is a great way to connect with others. Exploring global languages is an important learning activity for children, and “Hello” is a great place to start! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By…

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