by Growing up is hard. Students worry about getting good grades. Moreover, they worry about looking good and being popular. Even excelling in extracurricular activities can increase stress. Social media only adds to these worries. Additionally, research studies show that children today struggle with high levels of depression and anxiety. “Social-emotional learning” (SEL) is growing […]
by Globally, about 50% of people are bilingual or multilingual (in some parts of Europe, that figure is closer to 100%). But in the US, only about 25% of Americans can converse in a second language. Bilingual programs in schools are generally increasing. However, there are some myths about bilingualism that have persisted. Here, we look […]
by The second full week of April is National Library Week in the US. It’s an opportunity to celebrate our wonderful school and community libraries and their hardworking librarians. One purpose of National Library Week is to make the public aware of the many services libraries offer, and the impact of those services in our communities. Use […]
by March 17th marks the start of World Folk Tales and Fables Week 2019. In a Language Lizard post, we asked the question: What do folk tales, fables, myths and legends have to teach us? Here, we look at a few of our favorite multicultural folk tale characters that your little ones are sure to love. […]
As parents and teachers, we’re skilled at choosing books with quality story lines that bring valuable lessons to our kids’ lives. Now is the time to make multicultural children’s books – an area of literature that has long been neglected – a top priority when selecting books for your home and classroom.