Author name: Language Lizard

Anneke Forzani founded Language Lizard ( to provide educators, librarians, and parents with resources that develop literacy skills among English Language Learners, build inclusive classrooms, and celebrate cultural diversity. Language Lizard offers bilingual books in over 50 languages, multilingual audio resources, multicultural posters, and free lesson plans to support multicultural classrooms. The company also runs a blog ( for parents and teachers working with language learners and culturally diverse students. Anneke is the author of Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources (a manual to support culturally responsive teaching) and With Flying Colors: Color Idioms (a multicultural idiom book).

Using bilingual books to encourage environmental awareness | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Using Bilingual Books to Encourage Environmental Awareness

Since April marks the beginning of Spring, Earth Day, and Environmental Education Week, it’s the perfect time to engage children in environmental awareness through books and, in particular, using bilingual books. Using books and fun activities to teach kids about the environment can be an effective tool by allowing them to develop empathy and care …

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Activities to celebrate bilingual child month | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Fun Activities for Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month

We love October for many reasons, but our favorite is that it’s Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month! According to the Migration Policy Institute, more than 11.2 million young children, or 33% of all U.S. children under the age of 9, are dual language learners. So October is a perfect time to celebrate the extraordinary contributions …

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Desserts Around the World – Explore One Sweet Treat at a Time!

Everyone loves a sweet (or savory) treat! In fact, desserts often play a central role in many of life’s sweetest moments, whether it’s a slice of cake for one’s birthday or a traditional treat to celebrate a religious holiday. Desserts are rooted in tradition and have the power to bring people together, create memories, and, …

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Cherokee Language Spotlight

The Cherokee Nation is a sovereign tribal government located in the United States. It is today the largest tribe in the US. The Cherokee language is a member of the Iroquoian language family. Originating from the southeast region of North America, the most significant Cherokee-speaking population now lives in a tribal territory in Oklahoma. You can …

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