Celebrating Purim

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Purim (פורים), the Festival of Lots, is a joyous, springtime holiday that is cherished by Jewish children throughout the world. It is a noisy, fun-filled affair involving the traditional telling of the Purim story, costumes, gift-giving to friends and those in need, and eating a festive meal with family and friends. Purim is celebrated according […]

Explore World Geography with Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle: Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links; if you click through and make a purchase, we earn a small commission. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written by Bill Martin Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle has been a favorite of my boys (Caterpillar – 3, Wild Thing – 5) for years, so I knew […]

What Does It Mean To Be A Multicultural Family?

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Our family hails from the United States, the land of many cultures, but we currently live in Mexico. We speak English fluently and Spanish not-so-fluently My family is mostly Polish with a mix of European decent. Brad’s family is German and American Indian, plus some As you can see we are a pretty diversified bunch […]

Art Around the World: Puhui Chinese New Year Posters

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Here in the Netherlands, the celebration of Chinese New year is not so common. When I asked my children what Chinese around the globe celebrate at this time of the year they were clueless and I was glad I had this activity in mind to introduce to them the Chinese New Year celebration. I presented […]

Teaching Cultural Appreciation Through Fashion

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I must admit that fashion doesn’t immediately come to my mind when I think about ways to teach my children cultural appreciation. I’ve never been a very fashionable person and for me, clothes are for practical things like comfort, warmth and protection. That is until I had my first child. This girl came out kicking and […]