What is Multicultural Book Day?

¡Hola! ¡Familias!

Let’s just jump right in…….

Multicultural Book Day is a day of celebration for diversity in children’s books.  The founder Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book, and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom created Multicultural Book Day.

The purpose of this day is an effort to push literature that supports diverse characters, storylines, and proper representations for children. This is the 5th. year, and the excitement is in the air for such a special day!

THE VISION

The founders vision was to get as many families, educators, teachers, librarians together around the world.  This is a collaborative effort to  offer supportive platforms for Authors, Writers and Illustrators.

Multicultural Book Day is January 27, 2018.

Rebecca “Franticmommy” Flansburg is the project manager of this event. She works diligently to match up the Author’s books with book reviewers on social media.

Follow #Readyourworld for more information on Multiculural Book Day!! Check out my Book Review for this special day on YouTube!

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Thank you for reading and viewing!!

Children’s Fantastic 5 New Years Activities

¡HOLA!

How is everyone doing? I hope all is going well as we move right along through more beautiful holidays!!

Today I wanted to dive into the wonderful New Year that is sneaking upon us. Time to get the party started with our fantastic 5 New Year’s Activities for children…… Whooooo Hooooo!!

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1. D.I.Y. Party Favors

Did someone say party? Yes!!! We have to have party favors….here are a couple of fun favor DIY’s !

https://www.iheartnaptime.net/diy-noise-maker/

https://www.mindy.hu/en/craft-idea/1452/new-years-eve-noise-makers-easy-crafts-for-kids

2. New Year wins vision board

My favorite activity with children is creating a vision board together…the New Year is a perfect time for this as a family. If you missed one of my older posts on this here is a quick video sample to get started

http://enannylink.com/create-vision-board-children/

Work together a create a personal family video for the start of the year of the wins each person wants for the future….then map out steps together how to get there.

3. TRAVEL

Plan out new travel trips, or staycations that your family have never tried before skies the limit always!

Checkout these year round tips for your family from one of my favorite travel blogger…..Amanda creator of “My Sweet Beautiful Life”

https://www.mysweetbeautifullife.com/travel-off-season/

4. TRY NEW RECIPES

I am sure your young chefs love to add their ideas, or create a new recipe together. I found these fun and easy kid friendly meatball sliders from pinterest……looks delicious.

https://www.homemadeinterest.com/easy-meatball-sliders/

5. EXCITING NEW ROOM CHANGES

There are so many D.I.Y. items to use to add or change a look of their rooms. Another idea is add something new to their arrangement to inspire them. Nothing like an atmosphere that screams ” Winning”!!! Here are some pretty neat room ideas.

https://petitandsmall.com/kids-room-space-inspired-childrens-deco

6. BONUS CREATE AFFIRMATIONS

What a positive jump start for the New Year! Empowering our children with positive affirmations today, and throughout their lives. This activity could be as simple as writing down what your child will fill in the blanks of the”I am’s____”

A 6 year old I know wrote beautiful, unique, and strong for herself…. she wrote down 10 of them. She loved the activity, and would recite them throughout the day on her own. She also threw in “I am a pizza” and we laughed and went with it….LOL…..the most important thing was her winning attitude.

What activities will your children enjoy for the New Year? Have you tried any of these activities above?

I hope your family have a prosperous New Year!!!

¡Gracias¡ Mrs. Shauna

Top 5 Gratitude Activities For Children

¡HOLA! FAMILIES!

I don’t know about you, but the days are going by so quickly my head is spinning!!!

My favorite holiday is coming  up……THANKSGIVING!  I especially love how we come together to give thanks, and how our  children are fully engaged to enjoy all the festivities!!! 

Sharing  gratitude activities with our children is just another way to help build positive characteristics in them. 

 

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TOP 5 GRATITUDE ACTIVITES FOR CHILDREN!!

1. Create a box filled with fun new goodies for a family that may be in need, or choose an organization you could donate the box to.

 

2. Write home-made thank you cards to friends, and family that the children haven’t connected with in a while. Mailing out the cards would be an extra special touch!  Checkout my special crafty amiga Habiba’s fun activity.  She is the creator of Craftify My Love D.I.Y. And Lifestyle Blog!  Click the link for this beautiful craft and more!!

(PIC ABOVE COURTESY OF HABIBA)

http://craftifymylove.com/2017/10/23/how-to-make-super-easy-diy-envelopes/

 

3. Your younger child could make a gratitude chart, or a grateful tree.  Just cut-out and glue pics from old magazine that expresses what they are grateful for.  Here is a quick and super fun example from TEACHMAMA! https://teachmama.com/our-thankful-tree/

 

4.  The older child that writes provide them with a gratitude notebook that could stay near their bed at night and they could write one thing everyday they are grateful for….what a great time to reflect on their day.  This allows your child to focus on  the WINS that happens each day small, or large.

5.  Lastly, with technology at our fingertips set-up a grateful video for, family and friends.    They could sing, dance, read, or share their favorite activity with them!  Imagine the faces of  your love ones when they see the Video.  Not to mention how many times they will be able to replay it…..priceless!

Have you enjoyed any of these activities with your children?

Do you have any other gratitude activities you share with your family?                          

 I have to say I’m very grateful ❤that you stopped by!!

 Have a HAPPY HOLIDAY muchas gracias……….SHAUNA