On the Importance of books, apps and media in raising global citizens

Homeschooling global citizens: How to find resources for exposing children to world cultures

Monica Olivera is a homeschooling mother of two and a freelance education writer. Her site, MommyMaestra, helps Hispanic parents get more involved in their children’s education by providing resources, tips, and opportunities. She is also the co-founder of Latinas for Latino Lit and the content creator of the Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program, the first national, online program designed specifically for Latino families.
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Apps for multicultural and multilingual kids

Carla Curiel is a sought-out Latina mom speaker and initiator of Mundo Lanugo, a socially responsible and entertainment brand that encourages children to explore the richness of the Latino heritage and the Spanish language. She has been featured in Despierta América, Un Nuevo Día, Al Rojo Vivo, Huffvoces, NBCLatino, CNN en Español, amongst others. A graduate of Babson College, Carla resides in Miami with her husband and 4-year-old twin girls.
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Examples of multicultural books: the civil rights movements

Mia Wenjen blogs at Pragmatic Mom, writing about parenting, education and children’s books. She is also the co-founder of Multicultural Children’s Book Day (January 27th). She lives near Boston with her husband, three kids and their golden retriever.
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Further reading

… on Multicultural Kid Blogs

Explore World Geography with Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle
Books and Toys That Teach Children about the World
Multicultural Books and Magazines for Kids
Hannukkah Books: the Diverse Dozen
Diwali Books for Kids
Christmas Books Around the World
Books to Help You Explore the Middle East
Books with Strong Female Characters
10 Must-Reads for Parents Raising Multicultural Kids
25 Top Resources for Teaching Kids Diversity
Geography Apps for Kids
Pacca Alpaca Travel App Review
Bilingual Kid Movies on Netflix

… on our members’ sites

Books

Build a Diverse Bookshelf by The Educator’s Spin on It
Tips for bringing more diverse books into your home and classroom library.

Why are multicultural children’s books so important? by Colours of Us
Why multicultural children’s books play an important role in building self-esteem and learning to respect people of all races and cultures.

Raising a world citizen by Multicultural Kitchen
Raising a child who learn about the world on a daily basis via maps, reading.

Learn about the world through books by The Piri-Piri Lexicon
Books from over 26 different countries in the world to learn about the world without leaving your house.

Beautiful multicultural books for children by Third Culture Mama
A few of our favorite books beyond the classics.

Traveling the World without Getting on an Airplane by Our Whole Village
Books that will help you explore the world from home.

Around the World Fairytale Books for Preschoolers by Pintsize Gourmets
As worldschoolers, we love to read few books from different places we have been to or plan to visit. Here’s our list!

6 Books about Aid and Development by Djibouti Jones
Books about aid and children’s books with a global perspective.

B is for Books: Leveraging literature when raising global citizens by Bilingual Avenue
4 ways that families can leverage books to teach their children about the world around them.

Children’s Books about Friendship Around the World by All Done Monkey
Children’s books about making friends around the world

99 Arab Children Books by A Crafty Arab
99 books to enjoy with your children to learn about the 22 counties in the Arab world.

5 Picture Books by Asian American Authors by Bicultural Mama
Wonderful picture books by Asian American Authors.

Media

Media resources for raising your little global citizen by Multilingual Parenting
Media resources for raising our children to become a strong voice for global peace, understanding and cooperation for a common good.

7 Kids Shows that Educate and Encourage Global Thinking by Our Whole Village
If they “have” to watch TV, we might as well use it to encourage global awareness! Here are seven such shows that teach kids about geography, natural history, and other cultures.

5 must watch TV shows for kids by La Cité des Vents
5 tv shows that teach children to be more open to the world.

Kids Radio from around the world by Trilingual Children
Kids radio stations from around the world in many languages.

5 Spanish Cartoons on Netflix by A Life with Subtitles
Looking for Spanish cartoons available on Netflix? Look no further!

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