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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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Growing Global: Resources Ages 0-5

Growing Global Resources for Ages 0-5

Raising children to become responsible and caring citizens of the world begins at birth. Books, music, and food are fun ways to introduce other cultures and inspire curiosity about the world while developing important skills. Growing Global: Resources Ages 0-5 features quality products and resources that help feed the mind, soul, and tummies of our tiniest global citizens. (It’s a…

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Take a Musical Journey to Africa

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…

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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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Music: The Perfect Global Language

Music: The Perfect Global Language

– a guest post by Deborah Tayloe Music is the perfect global language. It’s understood and appreciated across the globe and throughout all cultures. While each nation or region may have their own style and sound, its ability to connect across the globe is indisputable. First, modern music has a standardized staff notation that’s accepted…

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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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Product Review: Culture Chest

Culture Chest is a new subscription box service that introduces children to different cultures every month.  Each box contains 1-2 diverse picture books based on a common theme like music or food and an activity such as a craft or recipe to do together.  Board books are available for ages 0-2 and picture books for ages…

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Speaking Aussie: An A to Z of Words and Phrases

Speaking AussieA to Z

Speaking Aussie: An A to Z of  Words and Phrases The ankle biters are enjoying their Paddle Pops and fairy floss in the lounge room. (The little children are enjoying their frozen treats and cotton candy in the living room.) While the majority of Australians speak English, Australian English has its own distinctive accent and vocabulary. Introduce…

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It’s Back to School We Go!

It's Back to School We Go

It’s Back to School We Go! First Day Stories From Around the World by Ellen Jackson is a favorite global book to start off the year. Children from 11 different countries share what the first day of school is like for them. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through, a small commission will be paid…

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