Sunday, April 20, 2014

Creative Kids Culture #15

Hi, and welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop!

This month's feature:

1.  True Aim's Geography fun!   I love her geography game to get the kids running, and moving! Perfect for my 5 yr. old. :)

A simple geography game that doesn't require any extra materials.  Our kids love it!

2.  Stacking Book's Review on Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters! 
I absolutely love this African folk tale about two sisters.  I will definitely be looking for this in our local library. It's a must read!

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

and our most viewed and clicked on post this past month was: ♫drum roll please♫:

Carrot Top x 3 Polar Regions Post!  Talk about being creative!!! My son wants me to do this for him.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

VeggieTales Movie Premier Party

I had the opportunity to host a fun-filled party for 13 of my son's friends! Counting the adults we had 29 guests! We had a great turn-out!   

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Easter Story and Resurrection Eggs {Spanish Activity}

With Easter around the corner I planned a very special Spanish Activity with Resurrection eggs for my son's Spanish playgroup.  

Every other week we have a Spanish children's workshop, and I usually have a theme. This time it was Easter. I couldn't find a book in Spanish, but we did have at home the The Easter Story by Patricia A. Pingry.  It's a perfect book for little ones that explains the story of Easter without going into the specific details of Jesus' death, but it does explain that Jesus died, and resurrected on the third day. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

La Pequeña Arañita {The Itsy Bitsy Spider} in Spanish

Today's post on learning Spanish through music and play will be hosted at Toddling in the Fast Lane.

Kristen has many wonderful ideas on teaching her Chiquita Spanish so I'm excited to be (visiting her neck of the woods) with a post on the children's story book La Araña Muy Ocupada paired up with La Pequeña Araña song, and a spider craft.  You can check out the full post with song lyrics, and craft idea at Toddling in the Fast Lane.

For other fun ideas on teaching your child Spanish click here.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Remembering Puerto Rico and Reading "Caribbean Dream" by Rachel Isadora

It fills my heart with joy every time little one and I talk about Puerto Rico.  About it's white sandy beaches, the lizard peeking through the window, the blazing sun, the coquí that he heard for the first time, the outpouring of love from la familia,  and Abuela's rooster singing in the wee hours of the morning. These memories of life in The Enchanted Island of the Caribbean will forever live with him, and be part of who he is.  Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small compensation. 

Caribbean Dream  by Rachel Isadora is a beautiful multicultural book set in the Caribbean. It is an easy to read-aloud book with rhythmic structure. Perfect for my up-and-coming reader who is only 5 yrs. old.

I love this book, and how my son can relate to it, and identify with the children in the illustrations. He can see someone that looks like him, and how wonderful it is to live in the Caribbean.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Let's Go Shopping! {Jugando en Español}

Welcome to the first post in the series "Jugando en Español."  

When the minority language is not often spoken children tend to communicate with their peers in their community language. In this new series I will share with you simple play ideas to encourage, and foster a Spanish speaking environment.   

Spanish immersion play dates can be very successful, but you need to set just one basic common ground rule: Habla, habla, habla solamente en Español (Talk only in Spanish!)  

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Spanish Children's Workshop: The Story Of St. Patrick {San Patricio}

I couldn't be more excited to post about our first ever Spanish children's workshop!

We had little one's Hispanic friends come over, and we talked about St. Patrick. We kicked off the workshop with YouTube videos of St. Patrick in Spanish: San Patricio de Irlanda Parte 1, San Patricio de de Irlanda Parte 2, and San Patricio de Irlanda Parte 3.

Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #14

Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #14

Hi, and welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop!

This month's feature is from fellow blogger, and co-hostess Kristen from Toddling in the Fast Lane:  Review: Arte Kids Books

Friday, March 7, 2014

An African Exhibit, Folktale, and Music

During the last day of Black History Month little one and I had the opportunity to visit and see one of the largest collection of African Art exhibition in South Carolina located at the I.P. Stanback Museum. 

Africa Revisited: The Art of Power and Identity is a beautiful exhibition with artifacts and art work from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Zaire, and Zambia.   The exhibition includes works in wood, bronze and Ashanti gold, from masks and figures to musical instruments and objects of adornment. You can read more about the exhibit here

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Foot Book Spanish Activity {El Libro del Pie} With Free Printable!

To celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday I wanted to do something different with little one, and his friends during Spanish class. So, looking through my son's bookshelf I saw The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites. Though we've read it many times in English I've never read it to him in Spanish, much less had an activity tied to it. 


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