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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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Holidays CD

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta…wait, what?! That’s a fun saying, but what does it mean? We were curious about this phrase from the moment we saw Katherine Dines’ Holidays CD. And come to find out, the meaning behind the saying is just as fun as the stories and songs she shares in her new album for children and families.…

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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. Disclosure: We received…

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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

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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Music: The Perfect Global Language

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. – a guest post by Deborah Tayloe First, modern music has a standardized staff notation that’s accepted…

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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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Sharing Many Cultures in the Elementary Classroom

Make no mistake: True “multicultural” or “global” education takes creativity, effort, time and self-reflection. Developing resources, knowledge, insight and materials to encourage diversity is neither inherent nor instant, but it has never been more important for our children.  They need to develop a strong sense of self, self-esteem, and respect for themselves while developing the same respect for…

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