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:
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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.
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:
One 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!
I 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