January is the month of new beginnings, including the Chinese New Year! According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2023 marks the year of the Rabbit, symbolizing longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. The most popular lucky colors for 2023 are green and blue, while pink and red are also very lucky. (Check out this Language Lizard blog post for ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year.)
In this guest post by Daniel Nalesnik, founder of Hack Chinese, we look at the symbolic meaning of colors in Chinese culture while delving into the connection between color and the Theory of the Five Elements.
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It’s almost Idiom Week! We look forward to celebrating idiom week all year because learning idioms is fun, and it’s a golden opportunity to celebrate what makes the English language unique.
Continue reading Learning English Color Idioms and Their Origins
Food, Food, Fabulous Food by Kate Clynes, illustrated by MW
Autumn is the season of giving thanks and being grateful. Whether celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States or Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan, the idea is the same. It’s a festive time rooted in history to bring people together to give thanks and be grateful. And, since gratitude and kindness go hand in hand, it’s no coincidence that World Kindness Day falls in November as well.
Continue reading 10 Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude and Kindness in November
Musical Instruments from Around the World, our newest release, is another incredible addition to our Explore collection. The Language Lizard Explore collection helps readers discover the world around them. It includes non-fiction topics with engaging illustrations and amazing facts that appeal to younger and older language learners. In addition, all of the titles in the Explore collection include access to free lesson plans, English and Spanish audio, and fun activities to support multicultural education and celebrate diversity.
Continue reading Multicultural Music Book Celebrates Diversity
October is Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month, providing a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate the wonderful aspects of bilingualism and multiculturalism. We are offering fun activities, handouts and more to celebrate this special month!
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Language Lizard is excited to announce its newest offering, Squirrel Monkey, a thoughtful tale about acceptance and the power of mindfulness.
Continue reading Bilingual Book Supports Mindfulness And Stress Reduction
Inspired by World Kit Lit Month, the annual celebration of world literature for children and young adults, use the month of September to travel the world and explore other cultures through literature, food, games, and more!
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Check out our new bilingual offering for older language learners, perfect for the new school year!
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Language Lizard is excited to announce its newest book, Amazing Sports from Around the World, which explores unusual and fascinating sports from diverse cultures and locations, you guessed it, from around the world!
Continue reading New Multicultural Book Celebrates Amazing Sports from Around the World!
This year, World Folktales and Fables Week takes place from March 20th to 26th. Language Lizard is excited to announce the release of the new World of Stories series! These books include multicultural retellings of the story of The Three Little Pigs set in diverse areas and cultures around the world.
Continue reading World Folktales and Fables: New Multicultural Resources