Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tru-Colour Bandages - Bandages for Every Kid or Adult!

As a parent of a biracial child I find it hard to find items, and products that he can identify with or relate to. So I was happy when I heard about True-Colour bandages. Once I received the package with the bandages I set-out to message my friends about it. Also, letting them know that the bandages were inspired by an adoptive dad who couldn't find bandages in diverse colors for his children because he only found beige, and "cartoon" bandages. Hence, creating different skin tones of bandages with the slogan "diversity in healing."
Disclosure: I received a Tru-Colour bandages for the purpose of reviewing it. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review. All opinions stated below are my own or of those who tried out the bandages.
Interested in wanting to know my mommy friend's input and feedback I sent them samples of True-Colours, and asked for their's and their kid's reaction. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

African-American Poetry for Kids

We're celebrating Black History Month with a compilation of African-American poetry for kids. Reading the beautiful poems from poets from the past, and the present allows my child to have a deeper, and more profound appreciation of his African-American culture, and heritage. 
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chines New Year Kid's Culture Party

Chinese New Year is celebrated on February 19, 2015,  and it goes on for fifteen days!  We celebrated by hosting a kids culture party!

Two years ago I had the pleasure of bringing a Chinese student into our home for our Chinese New Year cultural play date. This year, I didn't have much luck! However, I went ahead and celebrated with little one, and his Spanish speaking friends.  Since I was already babysitting little one's two Spanish speaking friends I went ahead and invited a classmate of his,  and her Mommy to join us, too.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Encouraging in Your Child a Love for the Minority Language

On the third year anniversary of our journey into Spanish immersion I find it fitting to share with you what language immersion strategies have worked for us, and how my child has a new-found love with the Spanish language. 

Photo via Common Creative: Marcus Koljonen, and Microsoft Word.  

In the beginning I was filled with high-expectations, and I was so nervous of the outcome because I didn't start speaking to our son in Spanish since he was born; but when he turned 4 yrs. old. Seriously! I waited that long! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Larry and Friends {Multicultural Children’s Book Day}

Larry and Friends is a story about immigration, friendship, love, and kindness, that celebrates diversity and supports tolerance.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing it. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.

If there is one thing that I truly, and wholeheartedly strive for is to raise a consciously multicultural child. I am always looking for books about diversity, and multiculturalism.  So having the opportunity to review this beautiful children's book was more than I asked for! It's a celebration about diversity, acceptance, and immigration. It has so many colorful, and 'full of culture' characters!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Little Mandarin. Chinese Children’s Classics Review

I'm excited to share with you a wonderful review on A Little Mandarin. 

A Little MandarinChinese Children’s Classics v 1.0 is an exciting Mandarin language children’s album.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the album for the purpose of reviewing it. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links if you click on the link, and if you make a purchase I will receive a small monetary compensation. Thank you!  
 Before I offer my review on it let me share with you who is behind this beautiful album: 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Three Kings Day Fiesta for Kids

Three Kings Day is a major celebration in our home as well as in many Latin American countries.  For us it is the culmination of the holiday festivities that kicked-off with Thanksgiving.
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As in years past, we love to celebrate this day with little one's friends. Letting them take part is a wonderful way to give them a little insight into our Latin holiday celebration.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Martin Luther King Day Community Service Idea for Kids

I am so pleased to join Multicultural Kid Blogs, and a wonderful group of bloggers in a month-long series celebrating MLK Day celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.   

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking Back on the 2014 Popular Posts on Heritage, Culture, and Language

As the new year comes to an end I'm looking at my popular posts, including one that is very dear, and near to my heart.  However, this parenting post will be revealed on January 2nd.  So stay tuned! In the meantime, read the popular post on heritage, culture and language.

This post Growing Up Black During the Segregated Era Interview With My Son’s Grandparents is a very special post. Mainly because one of the reasons that I started writing this blog was, and is for my son. When I embarked on interviewing my in-laws, it was important to me that he hear from his own grandparents the struggles they had living and growing up in the segregated era. 

Living in a small town that doesn't offer multicultural events  has me conjuring up ideas in which I can expose my son to diversity, and culture.

These cultural play dates, and parties have played an important role in exposing him, and his friends to different cultures, such as: Chinese New Year, Cinco de Mayo, and Three Kings Day from 2013. 
This year the Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta, and Winter Kwanzaa Celebration have been just as popular! 

This past summer we also had the opportunity to review the MKB World Soccer Cup 2014 Activity Packet, and we learned about the participating countries.

As a contributor to +Multicultural Kid Blogs my all-time favorite post is the Back to School for Multicultural and Biracial Kids post. A simple guide with tips for parents, and teachers on transitioning multicultural and/or biracial kids back to school. 

Language Learning 
In my never-ending quest to raise a bilingual, and biliterate child I have ventured in making free printables of materials that I've used for him: Foot Book Spanish Activity {El Libro del Pie}, Museum Scavenger Hunt Printable in Spanish, and Demolition Children's Book with Free Printable Spanish Activity.

I'm looking forward to 2015!  May you have a wonderful, and prosperous 2015! 


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