Children’s Literature

Using Children’s Books to Explore Immigrant Experiences

“ We risk miseducating all of our [children] if we allow them to use their own cultural attitudes and values as the sole measuring stick for ‘normal human nature’”  (Taylor,  2000) When children are exposed to books that offer various viewpoints and values, they increase your child’s ability to analyze, evaluate, and make judgments about …

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Genocides start with Bullying: Teaching Children to be Activists & Upstanders

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]   Today is National Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Awareness Day. I hope you are wearing your Pink. I know some of you are wondering how I am making the connections between Genocides and School Bullying. I know this may sound dramatic and even too scary to discuss, especially …

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Dealing With Tragedy With Children

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.86″] It is the tragedy of the Douglas High School shootings that I post this blog entry. This incident, because it was so close to my home, has left my children trying to make sense of it all (as many of us adults are doing the same). …

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Developing a Mindfulness Practice with Kids

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row custom_padding=”12.96875px|0px|0px|0px” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.86″] In the fast-pace of technology, multitasking, overscheduling, “more is better” lifestyles, fewer children are having time (and permission) to JUST BE. I know my family is guilty of this too. We have our five children in so many activities and with our …

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