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Read Your World: Let’s Celebrate Ramadan & Eid!

Celebrate Ramadan

Ramadan (ruh-maa-daan) is a festival of fasting, prayer and service celebrated by Muslims all over the world. Eid (eed) is the the day after Ramadan ends and includes its own traditions for celebrating. Introduce kids to the meaning behind the festivals and discover the cultural traditions of each through this beautiful children’s book by Ajanta and…

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A Gift From Abuela: Book Review & Activities

A Gift from Abuela

Enjoy a story that will warm your heart, a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and a craft that will introduce you to Mexican culture. A Gift From Abuela, a children’s book written and illustrated by Cecilia Ruiz, is a personal story reminding us that it is our dearest relationships that will get us…

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Martí’s Song for Freedom: Book Review and Activities

Jose Marti

Martí’s Song for Freedom / Martí y sus versos por la libertad by Emma Otheguy, illustrations by Beatriz Vidal Learn about José Martí, often referred to as the “Apostle of Cuban Independence,” in this beautifully illustrated bilingual biography. Written in verse, including excerpts from Martí’s own poetry, this picture book introduces children and adults to his inspiring…

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Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

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What are Pysanky? Pysanky are Easter eggs, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk art using a wax-resist method. Its name comes from the word “pysaty,” which means “to write.” Pysanka (PIH-san-kah) is the singular form, and pysanky (pih-san-KIH) is the plural form. The designs are created with a kistka, a special stylus that holds liquid wax. The wax is applied to the egg,…

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Take a Musical Journey to Africa

Take a Musical Journey to Africa

Take a Musical Journey to Africa The Land of Yangalele, a new children’s music CD by Congolese-American artist “Papa Siama” Matuzungidi and singer “Auntie Dallas” Johnson, introduces children to African culture, rhythms and music. Yangalele (Yawn-gah-LAY-lay) means “happiness” in Kikongo, one of the Bantu languages spoken by people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of…

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¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish Book Review & Activities

Book Review and Activity

Introduce kids to new cultures through language, literature, and fun activities with ¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish by Judy Martialay. This book is great for parents and educators teaching Spanish to young children, regardless of their own Spanish skills. Additional resources to support the book and your Spanish language instruction are included on the PolyglotKidz website. Find tips…

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Introducing Cultures Through International Cuisines

Introducing Cultures Through International Cuisines

Children learn best about different people and languages through first-hand experience. They are sensory beings who learn through the experiences of touch, see, smell, hear and taste. It can be challenging to incorporate all five senses into a cultural lesson. Or is it? Not when you let children experience new culture through cuisine. This post…

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Global Learning Resources – for Kids

Global Learning Resources for Kids

It’s been a great week collaborating with other global educators for our Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom miniseries. We featured information, resources, and activities to teach our youngest learners about world geography and cultures. To conclude this series, we’re sharing a round-up of resources for kids to use as they explore and learn about the world. Global Learning Resources – for Kids…

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Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom

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Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom is a mini-series designed to provide educators with quality resources to teach their students about world geography and cultures. With the help of some great global educators, we are featuring information, ideas, and resources to teach our youngest learners about the diverse world we all share. Kicking off the series is an introduction to…

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Come See the World with Joy!

Joy Sun Bear - Global Learning Series

We recently had the opportunity to interview the creators of one of our favorite sites for global learning, Joy Sun Bear. We even got Joy to answer a few questions himself! Get ready to discover the world, different cultures and diversity through this educational and fun global learning website featuring a kind and adventurous sun bear.…

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