World Citizen Wednesdays #42: The Best Posts of 2013
Welcome to World Citizen Wednesday!
Wow, amazing that I haven’t done one of these since October, but it has been a busy fall and winter! So happy to bring this series back for a special New Year’s edition, looking back at the best posts of 2013 from our Multicultural Kid Blogs members!
Each week we pose a question to members of the fabulous Multicultural Kid Blogs group and share their answers here.
To find out more about these amazing bloggers, check out our Multicultural Kid Blogs website! You can also find us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google +.
This week we ask…
What is your favorite post from 2013? The most popular? The most difficult for you to write?
MaryAnne of Mama Smiles
Most popular: Sewing Tutorial: How to Make a Weighted Sensory Blanket
Favorite (photos): Dragonfly!
Favorite (essay): Music and Parenting
Most difficult to write: Birth Stories and Identity
Natalie of Afterschool for Smarty Pants
Most popular: Top Writing Activities for After School
Favorites: Christmas Around the World: Russia and Book Recommendations for Advanced Readers
Most difficult to write: Be Thankful for Your Parents
Melissa of Vibrant Wanderings
Most popular (and favorite): 6 Goals of the Montessori Classroom and How You Can Support Them
Most difficult to write: Extraordinary Children’s Books
Rita of Multilingual Parenting
Most popular: Interview with my daughter
Favorite: A-B-C for parents bringing up bilingual children
Most difficult to write: “What’s the point of speaking your language, mum?”
Jonathan of Dad’s the way I like it
Most popular: Being a Bilingual Parent
Favorite: What parenting and game shows have in common
Most difficult to write: This week I’m talking balls
Ute of expatsincebirth
Most popular: The importance of role plays for children (and us…)
Favorites: Bilingual siblings, How many languages can a child learn?, How to help frequently moving TCKs and expat children, and Do multilinguals have multiple personalities?
Most difficult to write: German? Really?
Frances of Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes
Most popular: Make your own cool art paper
Favorites: Our son’s first “real” Spanish immersion trip to Puerto Rico and Spanish Language Summer Program: Los Animales
Most difficult to write: Walking into a Heart Attack
Jill of Moms Gone Global
Most popular: How to Turn Your Child into a Kid Environmentalist
Favorite: Discovering the History and Culture of the Gullah People
Most difficult to write: Visiting the Vatican with Kids – The Treasure Hunt Approach
Amanda of Maroc Mama
Most popular: Slow Cooker Chicken Shwarma
Favorite: 6 Assumptions People Make When They Hear Your Husband Is Arab
Most difficult to write: Immigration, the USCIS, and a Lesson in Patience
Olga of The European Mama
Most popular: Handwriting Around the World
Favorite: Through the Eyes of a Child
Most difficult to write: Sharing Photos of Children Online
Kelley of Never a Dull Day in Poland
Most popular: Now that is what I call a good game
Favorite: Knock, Knock, It Is the “Komornik” Knocking
Most difficult to write: It can’t be swept under the carpet anymore
Galina of Raising a Trilingual Child
Most popular: Can babies distinguish foreign languages?
Favorite: Mixing art, material objects and imagination and How to read to a baby?
Annabelle of the piri-piri lexicon
Most popular: Why we like living in Germany – our top 9 best responses
Favorite: From linguist to mum – looking back
Most popular: The series 31 Days of ABCs, which included my posts X is for X-Ray
Favorites: ABCs of Raising a World Citizen and Brer Rabbit, Uncle Remus, and Race in the South
Most difficult to write: Raising White Kids in a Multicultural World
Happy 2014, everyone! Best wishes for a happy and healthy year with your loved ones!
Thanks to all the bloggers who shared their answers here! You can read answers to earlier questions in our previous installments of World Citizen Wednesday, including tips for traveling with kids!
Find out more about these wonderful bloggers by visiting our new Multicultural Kid Blogs website, liking us on Facebook, subscribing to our Facebook feed, following us on Twitter and Pinterest, or joining our Google+ community!
I am so glad you created the multicultural kid bloggers group – such a fantastic group of men and women, showcased in this post of yours! I loved your most difficult post to write – glad you wrote it.
Thank you so much, MaryAnne! That means a lot! And thank you for all of your work on MKB and for spurring me on with your vision for the group.
Ditto @maryanne! Glad to be a part of MKB.
So glad you are, Heidi!
I remember so many of these posts and am looking forward to exploring the others – Thank you Leanna for creating MKB!
Jody, so glad you are a part of MKB- one of the original members!