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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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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

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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The Cloud Artist: A Choctaw Tale

Cloud Artist Book Review and Activities

Gazing at the clouds – watching them move, shift, and create beautiful art in the sky. Many of us have experienced this, but what we haven’t experienced is being able to create the art. That special gift belongs to the Choctaw*, shared in the Native American tale The Cloud Artist. The Cloud Artist (Hoshonti Holbvttoba Inchunli) is a bilingual…

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The Saint Nicholas Day Snow: Book Review & Free Printable

St. Nicholas Day Snow

The Saint Nicholas Day Snow: Book Review & Free Printable Award-winning author Charlotte Riggle and illustrator R.J. Hughes have teamed up for another holiday children’s book that is both touching and informative. The Saint Nicholas Day Snow is a story about family, friendship, and the St. Nicholas Day traditions of two friends – with interesting historical facts of…

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If You Were Me and Lived in…

If You Were Me and Lived in

Our mission at Globe Trottin’ Kids is teaching children about world geography and cultures, so we were thrilled to receive these four books from author Carole P. Roman to review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Carole P. Roman‘s series explores ancient civilizations throughout history. The format is engaging, placing the reader back in time and using rich details to introduce the landscape…

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World Read Aloud Day: Read Aloud & Change the World

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) is celebrated annually on February 1. The event brings awareness to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. WRAD was created in 2010 by LitWorld, a nonprofit that encourages self-empowerment and community change through literacy. Learn more about WRAD, find read aloud resources, join the conversation, and read, read, read! Why is World…

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Celebrate International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day takes place every year on February 14. The event is about sharing the love of books, and the goal is getting books into the hands of as many children as possible. How to get involved in International Book Giving Day Print, display, and share the event’s poster (above). Gift books to friends, family, and/or strangers.…

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Australia Learning Resources for Kids

Australia Learning Resources for Kids

Australia Learning Resources for Kids Australia is an island continent in the Southern hemisphere. Explore the country’s rich history, beautiful landscape and diverse culture with a variety of resources. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through, a small commission will be paid to Globe Trottin’ Kids at no additional cost to you. Explore Your World: Australia Visit…

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