“I See the Sun in….” Multicultural Books

As a mom looking to expose my kids to world cultures, AND as an ESL teacher hoping to reach my students with stories from their homelands and characters that reflect their realities, I am always on the look-out for multicultural books. The “I See the Sun..” series is an excellent set of books that highlight the day-to-day life of children, in these modern cultures:

World Cultures Books- Kid World Citizen

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Easy Mango Salsa

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Easy Mango Salsa- Kid World Citizen

Whether you’re getting ready for the Super Bowl, or just having kids over to watch a movie, your family will be scraping the bowl to finish this easy and delicious mango salsa.

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Panda Crafts, Panda Snacks

Look at all of these panda crafts and panda snacks! The perfect panda crafts whether you’re studying pandas, learning about China (add a panda craft to your Chinese New Year unit!)– or you just love these adorable bears! Check out this fab collection of panda crafts and snacks:

Panda Crafts Panda Snacks- Kid World Citizen

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Board Games that Promote Language Learning

Board Games Language Learning- Kid World CitizenOne of my kids’ favorite activities is to play board games as a family: from Monopoly to dominó, Rack-o to Sorry. Playing board games lets us have fun as a family- but also we use it to practice our second language (Spanish). There are some board games that we love that can be manipulated a bit to play in Spanish, such as Pictionary, Taboo, and Scattegories. But here is a list of our favorite board games to play that encourage lots of communication and reinforcement of concepts, without the need to change anything or buy a “Spanish version.” Of course these board games work for any language you are working on!

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Home Cooked Love from Around the World

Flavors from Home- Kid World CitizenI recently watched this touching video from Western Union, and learned the backstory of how it was made. This whole project began when they held a customer-appreciation event in New York City, where they spoke with customers and invited them to share their stories around food, family and culture on camera. Continue reading