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#ReadYourWorld Story, Snack & Craft: A Gift From Abuela

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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¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish: A Book Review

Book Review and Activity

¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish: A Book Review 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…

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Introducing Cultures Through International Cuisines

Introducing Cultures Through International Cuisines

– by Deborah Tayloe, guest blogger 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…

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May 5 Children’s Day Celebrations

Children's Days

May 5 Children’s Day Celebrations National Children’s Days are observed on various days throughout the year in countries all around the world.  The day is devoted to celebrating the health and happiness of all children. Japan and South Korea celebrate Children’s Day on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month. Kodomo No Hi is a national holiday in Japan.  Colorful…

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La Noche de los Rábanos: The Night of the Radishes

La Noche de los Rabanos

La Noche de los Rábanos, or Night of the Radishes, is an annual tradition in Oaxaca, Mexico. It began over a century ago when merchants carved festive radishes and sold them in the zócolo (town square) during the Christmas season. Photo: By AlejandroLinaresGarcia (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons The celebration continues to this day,…

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