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Celebrate Holi With Me! Book Review & Activities

Celebrate Holi with Me!

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,…

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The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria: Review & Activities

The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria

The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed is a children’s book series created by Beneath the Rubble, a non-profit educational platform working to change the narrative about places associated with war. Through engaging storytelling and beautiful art, readers are introduced to the history and culture of these countries before conflict. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this…

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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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Teach Us Your Name: Book Review & Activities

Teach Us Your Name

Teach Us Your Name is a children’s book bringing awareness to the importance of respecting everyone’s name, empowering kids to teach others about their name, and encouraging a positive classroom culture that values diversity. It is a book that belongs in every classroom! “Everyone has a name and every name has a story.” – Huda Essa,…

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Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Song

Martin Luther King Through Song

Add a musical note to your celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. with I Have a Dream, a multicultural children’s music CD by award-winning performer DARIA. The album is framed around the civil rights leader’s message of looking to peoples’ hearts and not to the external trappings of race, religion or language. * Enter for…

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Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

pysanky

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

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 the Congo, and Angola (and one…

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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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