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An idiom is a phrase that says one thing but means something different. They are used across all cultures and languages, and can be particularly confusing for early and new language learners because they do not mean what they say. The popular English idiom, Don’t spill the beans doesn’t refer to actually “spilling beans.” It means…

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12 Days of Christmas

Many of us are familiar with a partridge in a pear tree, but have you ever heard of a stork in a baobab tree or a pukeko in a ponga tree? These versions of the holiday classic, The Twelve Days of Christmas, provide a fun glimpse into different cultures. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By…

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We’ve curated a variety of gift ideas for the Globe Trottin’ Kids in your life and for any time of the year – holidays, birthdays, baby showers, special celebrations, or just because. 💝 Our Global Gift Guide features products that engage, inspire, and connect kids to their world from birth. Littlest Globe Trotters  Soothing multicultural…

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Catch that Goat!

Get ready for a fun counting adventure through a Nigerian market! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. All proceeds help support our free global education website. Thank you! Catch that Goat! A Market Day in Nigeria It…

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Global Kids Activity Deck

The Global Kids activity deck is a helpful tool for raising the next generation of global citizens in the home, classroom, and beyond! Engage kids with more than 50 crafts, food, recipes, games, festivals, and community service activities from around the world. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase,…

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Ela's World

Meet Ela, a curious young elephant living in the zoo and dreaming of becoming an explorer when she grows up. Ela is anxious to travel the world, meet different people, and speak new languages (a true Globe Trottin’ Kid!). Join a unique global adventure in Ela’s World, a picture book with words by Laura Caputo-Wickham…

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Muevete

Get kids moving and learning with bilingual songs, dances, and games. ¡Muévete! Songs for a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body provides a fun interactive musical experience with bilingual educator, children’s author, and internationally acclaimed recording artist José-Luis Orozco. The CD, produced by Smithsonian Folkways*, features various Latino musical styles and includes nine tracks in Spanish followed by…

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Día 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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