Sharing a list of resources of Arabic for kids today is Christi Madrid, a Florida based blogger. Together, she and her husband strive to rear their daughter to be a globally-minded citizen; confident and empowered in her world identity. Christi blogs about step parenting and her personal passion of Learning to be the Light at ChristiMadrid.com. You can also catch her on Facebook.
In rearing our daughter to be compassionate and globally minded, it was important to my husband and me that she be protected from stereotypes and misunderstood cultures. Continue reading
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This is our 2nd post as a part of the “Around the World in 12 Dishes” series! This month we visit MOROCCO! Can you find Morocco on a map?
As an exchange student in southern Spain, I visited Morocco for 2 colorful weeks as an adventure-hungry student. My girlfriends and I were so excited that we could enjoy the delicious, aromatic dishes typical of Morocco- without a hefty price-tag. In the tiny restaurants we visited daily, we would point to Arabic and French menus, not really knowing what we were ordering! Every time, our table was spread with an assortment of dishes: different salads, meatballs, tajine dishes cooked with lamb or chicken and vegetables and served with couscous.. Continue reading
Today’s article comes from Laura Najma in Morocco. Laura is an Italian woman, married to a Moroccan man, and homeschooling mom of a 10 year old girls and a 7 year old boy. Their multilingual house is filled with Italian, French, Arabic and English! Lucky them:).
Tajine is thick and richly spiced stew named for the round, clay dish with a cone-shaped cover in which it is prepared. It’s very common for families to eat tajine: it’s a daily recipe, not only for holidays or festivals. You can make tajine with a variety of vegetables, meats, and spices… it’s a matter of taste and everyone has their own combinations and recipes. Continue reading
Here is a wonderfully simple craft that teaches children about the use of henna, a traditional art form that has been practiced in India, the Middle East (especially Pakistan), and parts of Africa (Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan) for hundreds of years.
My 2 budding artists: the hands on yellow were done by my 4.5 year old, while the hands on blue were created by my 7.5 year old. So pretty!
Posted in Africa, Arts and Crafts, Asia, Celebrations, India, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen
Kid World Citizen is starting a series of articles on real families who are embracing and incorporating cultures and languages into their lives. If you you would like to be featured, send us a note. We love learning how you teach your children about your culture, and from families who are multilingual, multicultural, or living abroad. Today’s post is written by Heidi Raki, a mother to Khalil (8), Zaiyd (4) and Samir (1), a wife, teacher, blogger, and resource designer. Last year, she and her husband packed up their three sons and moved from Powder Springs, Georgia, USA to Casablanca, Morocco.
A few weeks ago, I discovered KidsWorldCitizen via Twitter and fell in love with the content and ideas I found! So, to be asked to guest blog here has made my day! I hope you all will enjoy my content as much as the amazing content normally featured on this blog. If you would like to – you can find me at my personal blog: Journey to Morocco and teaching blog: Raki’s Rad Resources or on Facebook or Twitter. Continue reading