Teaching kids different cultures

Children’s Books About Friendship and Diversity

Children’s Books About Friendship and Diversity

It is a diverse and multicultural world we live in! In my small class at school, there are 11 nationalities and 7 different languages represented. It is a beautiful thing, but even young children can have difficulty accepting or celebrating diversity. God Gave Us the World, by Lisa Tawn Bergren, Illustrated by Laura J. Bryant, […]

H is for Hong Kong

H is for Hong Kong

A few months ago I was in Bangkok and had the opportunity to hang out with travel artist Elizabeth Briel. Not only did she enlighten me about @BKKFatty (we ate a lot together), Barcamp Bangkok, and her interesting experiences as a traveler, she gifted me a children’s book that she illustrated with her cyanotype prints. […]

Dolls For Changing The World

Dolls For Changing The World

Sabaidee! That means hello in Lao, the language spoken in Laos. I know quite a lot of Lao language, actually, and that is one of the reasons I am so excited to tell you about Hearts for Hearts Girls. Hearts for Hearts Girls are a multicultural line of dolls; a portion of each doll sold […]

Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know About Atlanta, Charleston, Tampa, Orlando, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Houston

Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know About Atlanta, Charleston, Tampa, Orlando, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Houston

If you are planning a family trip or just want to teach distant relatives about your city, Arcadia Publishing has launched a fun new series called Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know. Each Cool Stuff book contains colorful photographs, dynamic graphics, and kid-friendly facts about a specific city and state. I would have LOVED this […]

The Organic Farm in Vang Vieng, Laos

The Organic Farm in Vang Vieng, Laos

On the last weekend in October, 2010, I took the kids for an overnight visit to the Organic Farm in Vang Vieng, Laos. Jojo (age 6) had been saying things about how he wished we lived on a farm (I think he read a book or something that inspired him), and Deeds (age 3) is […]

Learn Spanish With Boca Beth Giveaway

Learn Spanish With Boca Beth Giveaway

Beth Butler is a bilingual educator of young children and founder of the Boca Beth series of bilingual learning materials for kids.   This Boca Beth Beginner Backpack set includes the music CD My First Songs in Spanish / Mis primeras canciones en Inglés, the DVD I Like Animals, a BOCA puppet, a bilingual coloring/activity […]

Help Your Child Learn Mandarin

Help Your Child Learn Mandarin

Mandy and Pandy Play Sports is the 4th book published by Mandy and Pandy Co. for introducing kids to the basics of Chinese language. Each Mandy and Pandy book includes an audio CD that reads the stories in both English and Chinese for great listening practice. The text in the book is printed in both […]

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