Tag Archives: dual language learners

Sports Around the World – Spotlight on Sepak Takraw

Sports have a unique ability to serve as a universal language that transcends cultural, linguistic, and societal barriers. A perfect example of this is international competitions such as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which is currently happening in Australia and New Zealand. The event has 32 countries participating and millions of people tuning in worldwide to cheer their nations to victory.

Sepak Takraw

While soccer/football may be one of the oldest and most popular sports played globally, another lesser-known sport, Sepak Takraw, is popular in Southeast Asia but gaining traction worldwide. Like soccer/football, Sepak Takraw is a sport that can be traced back to ancient civilizations and is also thought to have some ties to modern-day soccer/football. Continue reading Sports Around the World – Spotlight on Sepak Takraw

6 Easy Ways to Encourage Summer Reading

Image from Fresh As A Daisy: Nature Idioms

Let’s face it, keeping kids engaged in learning can often be challenging during the summer months! Whether busy with camps or friends, summertime reading can often fall by the wayside. However, with less scheduling and more time (hopefully!), it’s also the perfect opportunity to encourage kids to expand their knowledge through reading. There is an entire week, the National Summer Learning Week, created to celebrate the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer and ensuring they return to school ready to succeed!

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Engaging Bilingual Book Recommendations for Summer Reading

With the weather beginning to warm up and the end of the school year in sight, it’s a great time to start thinking about activities to keep the kids engaged and learning during the long summer days and prevent the dreaded “summer slide.”

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It’s a Wrap: Multicultural Children’s Book Day and Bilingual Sports Book Reviews!

Congratulations to Multicultural Children’s Book Day for celebrating its 10th anniversary! We were thrilled once again to join in the special event on January 26th as a Platinum Sponsor. 

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Celebrate World Folktales and Fables Week: Five Fun Activities for the Classroom

Image from Hansel and Gretel

Next week marks World Folktales and Fables Week (March 19-25), a week where we encourage everyone to learn more about the lessons and cultural background of folktales, fables, and other traditional stories from around the world. Are you looking for fun and interactive ways to celebrate in the classroom? We have put together five ways to excite your students about the week!

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New Multicultural Book Celebrates Amazing Sports from Around the World!

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!

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Ukrainian Children’s Books Available! Support Refugees with Book Sets in 30 languages

Language Lizard is excited to announce that our Living in Harmony books are now available in Ukrainian. We are raising funds for refugees with book set purchases of this series in any language! 

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Tagalog Language: Interesting Facts & Resources

Today we feature the Tagalog language! We’ve gathered background information and interesting facts about the language. We also have information on our newest children’s books available in Tagalog. Continue reading Tagalog Language: Interesting Facts & Resources

World Folktales and Fables: New Multicultural Resources

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.

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Praise for World of Stories

Multicultural Children’s Book Day ‘22 was busy with a twitter party, book giveaways, and lots of reviews of multicultural books. See what reviewers said about Language Lizard’s new World of Stories books!

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