Did you know that 1 in 5 kids is at risk for child hunger, affecting every county in the US?! That means that 16 million kids in the US aren’t getting the food they need. It’s mind-blowing, it’s tragic, and it’s in our own backyards.
My kids and I recently connected with a local organization that helps to fight child hunger; we donated lunch items, and spent the afternoon assembling lunches for kids in need. Here’s how you can get involved in your area. Continue reading
Pat Mora has always been one of my favorite children’s authors because she brings a diverse voice to stories that are loved by all children. Today I’ll share our favorite Pat Mora stories, and some activities to learn about the desert of the Southwest (US). Celebrate multicultural literature as you learn about west Texas’ landscape and cultures with Pat Mora! Continue reading
Posted in Animals, Arts and Crafts, Geography, Language, Literature, Mexico, People, The Americas, United States
Tagged Booking Across USA, desert, fiction children's books, paint, spanish, Texas
Are you absolutely fascinated by the animals of our planet and want to learn more about conservation efforts that are taking place around the globe?
ProjectExplorer.org has travelled the world to bring you answers to these and many other questions you might have about our colorful earth. As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, you can learn about more of our diverse world through ProjectExplorer.org’s Earth Day 2015 Album.
Here is a list of (free!) Earth Day videos about animals from ProjectExplorer.org: Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Animals, Asia, Australia, Australia and Oceania, Belize, Celebrations, Costa Rica, Geography, Indonesia, Mauritius, Movies, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, The Americas, Zambia
Tagged butterflies, Earth Day, elephants, fish, hippos, hummingbirds, koalas, lions, orangutans, ostrich, tortoises, zebra
53% of the world’s out-of-school children are girls and 2/3 of the illiterate people in the world are women. Gender inequality in education is an issue affecting million of children around the world. We can create awareness of this disparity in our young children through these children’s books about girls in school, fighting for an education from around the world:
I believe kids should be exposed to world languages from a young age, and that exposure is possible no matter where you live. As the mom to 5 emerging bilingual kids, and as a Spanish teacher, I am asked for my favorite Spanish games and apps from readers, friends, and students. Will playing Spanish games or apps make you fluent? Not in isolation. BUT they are a great way to learn new vocabulary, and practice reading, writing, spelling, or grammar. Here is a list of Spanish games and apps, their recommended ages, and the skills they focus on. In the descriptions, you’ll see if it is created for Spanish learners or if it’s better for bilingual kids who would just like to practice their Spanish.
Posted in Animals, Argentina, Australia, Australia and Oceania, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Europe, Games and Toys, Geography, Guatemala, Honduras, Language, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, The Americas
Tagged apps, on-line activities, spanish