We love October because it’s Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month!What a wonderful opportunity to recognize the children in our lives who speak more than one language, and who also understand multiple cultures.
We have put together a free handout that features 10 ideas for Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month. In it, you’ll find inspiration to showcase the bilingual children in your classroom, get bilingual parents involved in the learning, and get all students excited to learn about new cultures and languages. Print and share this handout with parents and teachers, and start celebrating!
Celebrate with Fun Bilingual Gifts
Looking for fun ways to show your support for Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month? Check out our selection of unique t-shirts and mugs and posters that celebrate language and diversity.
T-Shirts in English and Spanish
Bilingual Mugs in Various Languages
Posters – Available in 4 Sizes!
Enter the Language Lizard Bilingual Book Giveaway
We began our Bilingual Book Giveaway two years ago to honor Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month, and it’s still going strong!
If you haven’t already, you can enter for a chance to win a surprise set of children’s books. Books are given away throughout the year. Over $2,000 of language materials have already been given away!
And for the month of October 2019, we’ll select additional winners to receive book mini-sets in a mix of languages!
To enter, just fill out this form on our Giveaway Page. The sooner you sign up, the more chances you have to win! (Books will be sent to US or Canada addresses only.)
Note: If you have already entered, no need to enter again. You are already part of every drawing!
Libraries around the country are stepping in to support immigrant families. Some are new arrivals, navigating the immigration system. Others have undocumented family members who are facing possible enforcement actions. Here, we offer some suggestions you can give your local library, so they can offer assistance to these families during an extremely vulnerable period of their lives.
You may be a teacher, on the brink of a brand new school year. Or a parent, with kids preparing to head into a new classroom. Here are some of our favorite back-to-school tips and resources to get the school year off to a great start.
Whether your summer has been jam-packed with activities, or peaceful and relaxed, you might be looking for ways to add some language and cultural learning into your family’s summer break. Here are 5 multicultural summer activities the whole family will love.
We have partnered up with our friends at West Chester University to bring you 4 new multicultural lesson plans that focus on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. Access these free lesson plans, and many more, to help bring more multicultural learning to your classroom. (Special thanks to Seán Gleasure for his assistance on the lesson plans.)
Want your child to learn a second language, but wondering if it will be worth the time and effort? Kids’ schedules are already full of school and extracurricular activities, so parents must be selective when taking on anything new. Read on for some compelling reasons why bilingualism is definitely worth the effort.
April 30th of each year is the culmination of Dia! Diversity in Action.
Dia! Diversity In Action
Also known as El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), Dia! is a nationwide initiative from the American Library Association that helps libraries connect their patrons to more bilingual and multicultural resources.
Have you ever picked up a lucky penny? Or rubbed a rabbit’s foot for good luck? Cultures around the world have different lucky charms. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a superstitious person, you may have “knocked on wood” after making a statement, or felt the urge to toss salt over your shoulder after it was spilled.
Whether you believe in good luck or not, here are a few lucky charms from around the world. The reasons behind them might be compelling enough to make you a talisman collector, too.
April is a great month for book lovers! Not only do we have Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day, there’s also National Library Week and a whole host of reading-related holidays that celebrate books, poems and libraries.