Biracial Bookworms: Top 10 Resources
Take your read-aloud time with your child (or students) to another level with these engaging tips and strategies. These will help you ignite magic and creativity into reading with the children in your life.
- Questions to ask when reading to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
- Do’s and don’ts checklist for reading aloud
- Tips on avoiding read aloud pitfalls to reduce frustration (for adults and children)
Take your kids all over the world with these amazing virtual field trips. Dive inside museums, climb atop mountains, swim along whales, and jump magically into your favorite books. Accomplish all this without leaving your classroom or living room.
With this amazing list of virtual field trips, fundraising, bus songs, and signed permission slips are not required. Expert tip: download the Google Lit Trips for long airplane or car rides!
Three top priorities for my kids: Books. Travel. Learning Languages. Read to find out why I use these to teach my kids tolerance, empathy, and how to become global citizens.
For the past 10 years, I have been teaching many amazing and bright young minds all over the world. Therefore, I am always looking for ways to encourage a love of reading and learning. That is why books are the best travel souvenir you can possibly bring home after one of your travel adventures!
Ditch that boring reading curriculum! These six simple reading strategies will not result in kicking and screaming. As a result of not forcing the “rules of reading”, you will give children reading magic instead. Trust me, the children in your life will thank you.
Want to avoid those frustrating moments as well as few tears while reading with children? Whether for pleasure, homework, or instruction, these helpful tips and strategies will bust the reading myths you have been told are a given. This article discusses the process of reading, reading curriculum, and the learning gap that begins early in elementary school.
Fact: rhymers are readers. When you put words to a song, you guarantee children will be more enthusiastic and less intimidated by reading a text. Included here are practical strategies for using songs to help children learn to read.
This article is a list of fail-proof ways to incorporate more diversity into your library. Teach global citizenship with a more diverse bookshelf at home as well as in the classroom.
Additionally, there are lists from authors, book bloggers, literacy specialists, and book enthusiasts to ensure that your books are HIGH quality as well as diverse!
An inclusive and culturally responsive library will help smash some of the stereotypes children are exposed to on a daily basis.
What can be better than combining food, culture, and hopefully some messy kids and parents? Is there a better way to learn?
Here are a few great ideas that include using diverse books as well as food that will be fun and memorable for the entire family.
Most people agree about the many cognitive, emotional, as well as social benefits of raising a multilingual child. However, the number one reason that inhibits most people is the cost of language lessons.
Today, I want to give you a list of 8 free online language-learning resources. These wonderful platforms will help you and the children in your life get started on your language-learning journey. Furthermore, you can access these resources from anywhere in the world and include many translated children’s books.
Bonus: Multicultural Book Advent
What is better than bookish ideas for celebrating the holidays!
Advent is normally a Christmas tradition, but I have used them for a winter break countdown, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, etc. If you don’t want to make a book advent, these amazing books can be on your wish list for any occasion. They are all truly wonderful (and award-winning) books.
Not only did I make a Multicultural Book Advent for you at Biracial Bookworms, but also I huddled with some of my favorite authors on this list. They have generously donated many of these incredible books for giveaways throughout the month of December.
Bethany is an elementary educator and reading specialist. She has taught in the U.S. as well as international schools in 5 different countries. Her goal is to encourage family literacy that is multicultural and culturally responsive. Bethany’s website “Biracial Bookworms” is full of resources to empower and arm families as well as educators. Her tools will help you teach children global citizenship through reading, traveling, and learning languages! Follow her on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter for more fantastic resources.