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Our Dia de los Muertos Infographic for kids explained!

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Our Dia de los Muertos Infographic for kids explained!

Our Dia de los Muertos highlights some of the important traditions and symbols of the festival. Each of the words in our word cloud have a special significance, noted in the story below!   Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations begin on November 1 and culminate on November 2.  While it originated in Mexico as an Aztec tradition, it is celebrated all throughout Latin America and the United States. On November 1, Day of the Angels, or Dia de Angelitos, remembers babies and children that have passed away. On November 2, or Dia de los Muertos, people...


Our Diwali Infographic for Kids Explained!

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Our Diwali Infographic for Kids Explained!

Diwali, or Hindu New Year, is celebrated by Hindus all across the world, honoring the victory of good over evil. The Diwali infographic below explains some of the important traditions families have while celebrating Diwali. Each of the words in our word cloud are also significant. Here’s why! Diwali – While celebrated differently in various regions, Hindus generally celebrate 5 days of Diwali: Day One: Dhanteras (Day of fortune) Day Two: Naraka Chaturdasi (Day of knowledge) – also called Chhoti (Little) Diwali Day Three: Diwali (Day of light) – Main day of celebrations Day Four: Annakut (New Year) Day Five:...


International travel with kids: 10 tips to providing a cultural experience

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International travel with kids: 10 tips to providing a cultural experience
As your kids get older,  you can focus on providing them an actual cultural experience, not just a sight-seeing one. This is important because to appreciate differences in each other and our cultures, you actually have to learn about them!

5 Ideas for Diwali Classroom Activities

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5 Ideas for Diwali Classroom Activities

We are lucky to be living in the most diverse city in the United States - Houston, TX! It's amazing how many parents say they love that they can use our suncatcher kits as a class activity when they do Diwali presentations. How awesome that schools engage their communities to do this now? Even at work, we have a Diwali luncheon and celebration! Here are 5 ideas for fun activities if you're planning to do one for your little one's school or if you're a teacher! Of course, start off with an overview about Diwali, how your family celebrates it and...


Momma, can I have some Gouda?

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Momma, can I have some Gouda?
My little boy has a more sophisticated palate at 3 than I did at 20.