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Discover the Traditions of Día de los Muertos

Dia 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…

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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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¡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 cultures through cuisine. This post…

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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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