Jan 232017
 
Organize a Multicultural Kids Event in Five Easy Steps

Thank you to Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes for this post on how to organize a multicultural kids event in 5 easy steps! Living in large cities provides ample opportunities to attend a variety of multicultural events. However, living in small towns, not so much. Which in turn has motivated me many times […]

Jan 162017
 
3 Must-Have Resources for Spanish-Speaking Preschoolers

Thank you to MommyMaestra for this post on 3 must-have resources for parents of Spanish-speaking preschoolers! Many parents feel that the best time to learn multiple languages is when children are small and their brains are more efficient at processing language. And today, more and more parents are working hard to pass on their heritage […]

Jan 092017
 
Martin Luther King Lessons, Activities, Videos

Thank you to Kid World Citizen for compiling these Martin Luther King lessons, activities, and videos! On Monday, many of us will have kids out of school, some of us will not have to work, and the news will be peppered with stories about good deeds and service projects. The government finally approved the federal […]

Jan 022017
 
Teaching Kids the Meaning of New Years

Thank you to Bicultural Mama for this great piece on teaching kids the meaning of New Years!  For many families, New Years is all about parties, staying up until midnight, and watching the ball drop in Times Square. While these are all important aspects, they do not entirely encompass it. Like with most holidays, there […]

Dec 282016
 
Tales of Heroic Journeys

We all want our children to soar, to go on brave adventures to help others and achieve their dreams. From stunning picture books to a magical middle grade novel, here is a collection of wonderful tales that encourage children to do just that: to have courage and embark on their own heroic journeys. Disclosure: I received […]

Dec 232016
 
Kid-Friendly Holiday Drink: Haitian Pineapple Nog

This month we’ve been learning about Haiti, and in particular Christmas treats from this beautiful but beleaguered country. We really loved the sweet potato pudding, so we were looking forward to trying pineapple nog, a wonderful kid-friendly holiday drink. The flavors are quite different than eggnog, but it has a similarly creamy consistency. It is traditionally […]

Dec 202016
 
Travel Books for Kids: Top Cities

I love books that beckon children to travel and to imagine themselves as the heroes in great adventures. The travel books for kids highlighted below do this by focusing on particular cities – Kyoto, Paris, Mumbai, and London – and introducing young readers to the sights and culture of these noteworthy locales. Disclosure: I received […]

Dec 142016
 
Multicultural Gifts for Kids

If you are like me, a gift for your child is not only fun, it’s also an opportunity to teach them something. Fun toys that teach coding! Great gifts for book lovers! And so of course I have some great recommendations for you of multicultural gifts that your kids will love and that will also […]

Dec 082016
 
Resources to Help Kids Embrace Diversity

Bullying is a subject on the minds of many parents lately, particularly for those with children of color or of a different faith, orientation, or that simply look or act different than other kids. For generations parents have worried about whether their children will fit in or whether they would make friends, but for many families […]

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