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Exploring Japan — Global Learning for Kids — Asian Pacific American Blog Series

Today we are starting two new things. This post gets to be the start of both! The first is our annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Blog Series and Giveaway. All month, various Multicultural Kid Bloggers will be sharing posts having to do with Asian Pacific American Heritage and our giveaway will be running all

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Make Your Own Morris Dancing Bells For Spring!

All over the world, there are wonderful traditions where people take simple items like dancing bells, shells or seeds and make them into bracelets, waist belts or anklets. Then, as they dance, they create part of the rhythm just by moving. Have you ever thought of the body as a musical instrument? In the British

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Children’s Day in South Korea

May 5th is Children’s Day (어린이날) in South Korea – a day to celebrate children and their value in society. Throughout history and the world, children have been exploited for their labor. In 1923, writer and activist, Bang Jeong Hwan, introduced the idea of a holiday that would promote children’s rights. Originally, the country celebrated

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Big Folktales Small World – Korean Folktales

A maiden finds help from seven quirky dwarfs after she flees from a jealous and wicked Queen who is after her life. Hungry Jack swaps his cow for magic beans only to find himself fleeing for his life when he disrupts a sleeping giant. Do these stories sound familiar? Fairy and folktales existed even before

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10 Fun Facts About Australia for Kids

Australia is both a country and a continent in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s often called an island country because it’s the only country on the continent. As a country, it includes the island of Tasmania and other small islands. Although its land mass makes it the sixth largest country in the world, its population of

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10 Fun Facts About Thailand for Kids

Thailand, a country in Southeast Asia, is officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand. The name means “land of the free,” and in fact, Thailand has never been conquered by another country. Until 1939 (and again from 1946 to 1948) Thailand was called Siam. It borders the countries of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Thailand

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