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Water Book for Kids
Explore one of our planet's most precious resources! A friendly water droplet character guides children through topics ranging from melting and freezing to the ways in which water literally shapes the Earth. Tales by storytellers from around the world are sprinkled throughout the book, highlighting the variety of ways in which global cultures value water. The engaging format includes gatefolds and booklets with hands-on activity ideas for learning about and protecting water.
Mindfulness Activities | Globe Trottin' Kids
Children are experiencing anxiety and stress like never before. Learning a variety of mindfulness strategies can help kids manage in the classroom and beyond. Try 5 Free mindfulness activities from the Mindful Kids deck. #mindfulness #mindfulkids #mindfulnessactivities #SEL
Dumpling Day! Book & Recipes
Dumpling Day by Meera Sriram is a mouth-watering introduction to 10 types of dumplings from around the world. Rhyming text and counting patterns make it an engaging book for young readers. Authentic recipes for the 10 dumplings are included in the back of the book. Each recipe has a difficulty rating and uses ingredients that are commonly found in grocery stores. Picture Book Discussion Guide & 3 Free Printable Dumpling Recipes from the story.
5 Ways to Empower Dual Language Learners in the Classroom | Barefoot Book
As daunting as it may seem, especially when teachers do not speak the same language as their students, there are ways to create meaningful connections. Linda M. Espinosa and Elizabeth S. Magruder have identified strategies to create effective learning environments for dual (or multi-) language learners*.Here are five of my favorite strategies which, altogether, I call the HEART approach.
Lin Yi's Lantern A Moon Festival Tale | Globe Trottin' Kids
Follow a boy’s trip through a market as he bargains for the list of items his family needs for an important celebration. And cheer him on as he tries to have enough money left to buy the red rabbit lantern he so desperately desires for the Moon Festival. Print our FREE reading activities including story props, character traits with supporting evidence from the story and more.
What inspired us to write ‘Family Reunion’
Below is an interview with Chad and Dad Richardson, authors of the new picture book Family Reunion, which is illustrated by the award-winning Ashleigh Corrin. Chad is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a financial analyst who lives in Columbus, Ohio. Dad, otherwise known as Charles, is an Associate Professor of Management and Marketing at Sinclair Community College and lives in Liberty Township, Ohio. Family Reunion is their debut picture book.
7 tips for selecting diverse and inclusive books
Children internalize messages about themselves and others from a very young age. Their brains are wired to categorize things somewhat rigidly, which can often result in misconceptions. (“Only boys can be firefighters!”) Diverse and inclusive books encourage both positive self-image and acceptance of differences in others. But how can you know if the books you choose are really sending the right messages? Here are some helpful guidelines:
Barefoot Books Fundraiser for Schools & Organizations | Globe Trottin' Kids
We believe in the power of community and would love to help you enrich yours by offering a fundraising opportunity that will generate either funds or books for your organization while emphasizing the importance of literacy.As an independent community bookseller for Barefoot Books, we would love to sponsor an event with your school or organization and can offer you 20% in your choice of books or funds based on the sales generated at your event.
Top 10 picks for Earth Day reads
It’s never too early (or too late) to teach kids to appreciate and care for our outdoor environments. Our top ten picks for Earth Day reads can lead to simple conversations about respecting wildlife and keeping our world clean. Plus, they offer early science lessons by teaching about plant and animal life cycles, weather, habitats and more! Learning about sustainability and about how different cultures view and value our planet can plant the seed for a lifetime of stewardship.
Why are we pressuring preschoolers to learn how to read?
We live in a competitive society that rewards being first and best — and this mentality is deeply ingrained in most of us. No matter how often we tell ourselves that each child is unique and will grow at their own pace, it’s natural for us to feel proud and excited when our children hit milestones “early” or excel in certain areas — and to feel concerned when our kids are “late.”
Tips for supporting literacy development at different ages
Early exposure to reading aloud has such a long-term influence on children’s outcomes that pediatricians in the United States are now required to “prescribe” reading to parents of all babies from birth! Here are some practical, evidence-based tips for supporting literacy from infancy through school age.