Learning About France: Book List

I mentioned last week that we're learning about France at our house this month. We've been working our way through the books we've rounded up from our library, and are sharing them with you today! Here is our list of children's books that are either about France or take place in France (this post contains affiliate links): 1. Eiffel Tower (Now That's Big!) by Kate Riggs This book, all about the architecture of the Eiffel Tower, had some great pictures to show the perspective and really allow … [Read more...]

Adoption Book Reports: “ABC Adoption and Me”

Hey guys!  I'm super excited to bring you another Adoption Book Report. Today's book review comes to you from an adoptive mama of three! This mama and her children reviewed the book ABC Adoption and Me by Gayle H. Swift. (This post contains affiliate links.) Summary of Book (from Amazon): A book about adoption that celebrates the miracle of family and addresses the difficult issues as well. With charming, exuberant illustrations and a diverse representation of families, ABC, Adoption & … [Read more...]

Learning About France: Activities

This month, we are learning about France at our house. As I've mentioned in past posts, we are subscribers and huge fans of Little Passports, and use their monthly packages and activities as a starting point for our month long focus on a certain country. (This post contains affiliate links.) This month, Sam and Sofia took their magic scooter to France. Included in this packet was a set of stickers for Yaya's passport, map and suitcase, a postcard of the Eiffel Tower, along with a set … [Read more...]

Black History Month: A Book List

Since 1976, every United States president has designated the month of February as Black History Month -- a time for us to celebrate the achievements of black Americans and recognize their role in history. I'm working on expanding my kids' library to reflect the influential history and achievements of African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, and as a participatory blog in the Multicultural Kids Blog Hop, I thought I would share some of our favorites. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Adoption Book Reports: “The Colors of Us”

Today's book review is coming to you from Michelle, the blogger behind Trust Me I'm a Mom. Michelle has two daughters, age 3 and 1, and shares lots of fantastic ideas on her blog about serving with kids. You can even have her ideas delivered right to your inbox by signing up for her monthly newsletter. Michelle reviewed the book The Colors of Us by Karen Katz (this post contains affiliate links): Summary of Book (from Amazon): A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist’s … [Read more...]

Cute Valentines for Non-Crafty Mamas.

You guys, I stink at doing arts and crafts stuff. You know how every kid's favorite subject at school was art? It was my LEAST favorite. Like, even behind math. I couldn't cut a straight line if my life depended on it, and I can't draw at all. Conversation with Yaya: Yaya: Mom, draw a horse for me. (I sketch something on the magna-doodle.) Me: Here you go. Yaya: No, a HORSE. So as you may have guessed, I'm not attempting any of the ridiculously cute, homemade Valentine's cards … [Read more...]

Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Literature.

You guys know how passionate I am about raising kids who are globally-minded citizens. That's why I am stoked to team up with an amazing group of bloggers for Multicultural Children's Book Day. As we began to educate ourselves on becoming a transracial family when we set out to adopt from Africa, I became grossly aware that the vast collection of books we possessed was not very diverse in the characters and cultures represented. Despite census data that shows 37% of the US … [Read more...]

Train Up A Child Challenge: MLK Day of Service

Our MLK Day of Service (and also our January project for our Train Up A Child challenge) was to spread some multicultural literacy love. This week, I'm participating in Multicultural Children's Book Day (check back tomorrow for our book review and kids' activities!). Inspired by what I've learned from sharing in that event, Yaya and I took to our local bookstore to pick up books about Martin Luther King, Jr. and multiculturalism to share. I explained to Yaya that we were going to … [Read more...]