Developing empathy, compassion, and a sense of justice at an early age helps kids grow into anti-racist adults. For parents, that often means taking a deep breath and having those tough conversations about race and racism.
Today is International Day of Families, and it’s an excellent opportunity to celebrate your family and others across the globe. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly created this annual day “to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.”
Este año, mientras nos quedamos en casa durante la pandemia Covid-19, no podemos organizar fiestas grandes de Cinco de Mayo. Sin embargo, ¡todavía podemos festejar el patrimonio mexicano de otras maneras! Busca información sobre historia o geografía mexicana; intenta en crear artesanía folklórica; escucha a música popular mexicana; o prepara algunas comidas mexicanas favoritas.
Cinco de Mayo is a great time to brush up on your Spanish. Caribu offers a wide selection of Spanish language books for beginners to advanced readers. Introduce your kids to the basics or practice with more challenging texts. Here are some of our favorites!
For two weeks, KeyKey Hung couldn’t leave the house. She couldn’t go out to buy groceries or take a walk. For her, not being able to exercise was particularly inconvenient. But that wasn’t her biggest challenge.
To honor and celebrate the literary achievements of indigenous authors, I interviewed Richard Van Camp, an accomplished Dogrib Tłı̨chǫ author of the Dene nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. Richard Van Camp’s beautifully written and illustrated books “Kiss by Kiss,” “We Sang You Home,” “Little You,” and “Welcome Song for Baby,” written in both English and Plains Cree, can now be found in the Caribu library.