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Picture Books for Kids Who Love Music: 2023 Holiday Gift Guide - The Secret Mountain
Perfect for the budding or blooming musician in your life or as a gift for their favourite music teacher. Discover instruments like the pipa in The Four Seasons of the Pipa or the erhu in Summer Moonlight Concert. Learn about traditional African instruments such as the tube zither, the kayamb, the bobre, and the segakordeon in Songs on the Vanilla Trail. Or, meet the maestros behind classical instruments like the piano and violin in the series Little Stories of Great Composers. See more.
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A Cultural Christmas: 20 Diverse Holiday Picture Books
What’s Christmas without a little culture to jazz it up? This list of 20 picture books feature warm and engaging holiday stories from several different cultures, and all are authored authentically. Carried by bright illustrations, these books are sure to become family or classroom favorites.
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Portugal Books for Kids
Read your world with books set in the European country of Portugal. Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? (biography), If You Were Me and Lived in Portugal (informational), Songs from a Journey with a Parrot (musical picture book), 100 First Words in Portuguese (Bilingual picture book), Ronaldo: A Boy Who Became a Star (sports), Mishi and Mashi go to Portugal (adventure).
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Adventure Awaits with Little Passports Subscription Boxes
Embarking on a thrilling journey of discovery has never been easier, thanks to Little Passports subscription boxes. If you’re looking for a unique and engaging way to ignite your child’s curiosity and foster a love for learning, these adventure-filled packages are the perfect solution. With each delivery, children are transported to a world of exploration, uncovering fascinating facts about the wonders surrounding them. Check it out now!
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Exploring Houses Around the World
Houses come in all shapes and sizes, and they reflect the diverse cultures, climates, and resources of each region. Join us as we travel to different continents and learn about some of the fascinating dwellings that people call home. Includes suggested books and activities for the global classroom.
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Our Recommended Banned Books - Social Justice Books
There are some “top ten” banned books that get a lot of attention and, consequently, increased sales — while others risk going out of print due to the censorship and limited limelight. For this reason, our list does not include all of the more famous books we also recommend.
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How Dogs Bark and Cats Meow in Every Country | Bicultural Mama®
Old MacDonald’s famously noisy farm is full of pigs that oink. But did you know that pigs boo boo in Japan and nöff-nöff in Sweden? Meanwhile, a mouse will squeak to English speakers, but to a Dutch ear, mice will adorably piep. With this in mind, animal-loving analysts at WordTips wanted to find out how dogs and cats — the world’s two most popular pets — sound around the world.
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Reading Skills Booklist
The books facilitate and support high quality standards-based instructions, including foundational concepts: boosting comprehension, enriching vocabulary, understanding story structure, supporting multilingual learners, building background knowledge, and understanding characters' thoughts and feelings. Students will love the stories, and educators will love the literacy content support. Our multicultural content affirms identity and belonging for all students.
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Highlighting World Languages in Elementary School
The elementary grades are a great time for students to learn about world languages. Simple strategies include having signs in multiple languages.
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20 Excellent Early Chapter Books With Diverse Protagonists | Brightly
Best of all, these books feature diverse protagonists. Readers need to identify with the characters in their stories at such a crucial point in their reading development. From fun and hilarious to profound and inspirational, your kids will have a blast reading these titles.
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Exploring Cultures Through Crafts
Crafting is a fun and engaging way to teach kids about different cultures and their traditions. They provide a hands-on, experiential learning experience that engages children’s senses and imaginations. Through crafts, children can explore different materials, colors, textures, and shapes that are unique to specific cultures. They can also learn about the traditional art forms, symbols, and motifs that are significant in these cultures. Learn more & get ideas in our post! #crafts #art #cultures
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Art Projects for Kids
Explore world cultures and create beautiful art that celebrates diversity. Teach kids about different cultures and traditions with these 13 fun and educational crafts from around the world. Each includes: Overview Page – a brief description of the craft and examples to observe and discuss. Educator Notes – tips, ideas for further exploration, helpful links*, and suggested books to support the craft. Instruction Card – lists the materials needed and step-by-step directions with photographs.
Crafts That Teach Kids About Cultures
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Australia Country Profile for Kids
Introduce students to Australia through our kid-friendly country profile. Read an infographic, reference a country map, browse a photo gallery, watch an informational video, enjoy a read-aloud story, and discover the culture of Australia by clicking on icons about food, clothing, animals, celebrations, sports, and more. Try our Australia Challenge to show what you learned! #Australia #GlobalEducation #MulticulturalClassroom #Geography
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Houses of the World Book Companion
From a chalet in the Austrian Alps to a tulou in a Chinese village, discover 16 types of houses around the world. Learn when, where, why, and how each house was built. If You Lived Here Houses of the World by Giles Laroche is the anchor text for this book companion. The book is not included. #housesaroundtheworld #houses #homes #geography #culturalawareness #reading #informationalreading #nonfictionforkids