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November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
As always, the amazing authors and bloggers have gone above-and-beyond in sharing the best-of-the best in quality Native American booklists, activities and reviews. Here are a few of my latest finds and exciting books.
Multicultural Kid Blogs has a great Native American Heritage Month + FREE Trilingual Printable
Carrie at Crafty Moms Share has a wonderful review of yet another amazing Wisdom Tales Press book, Indian Boyhood.
LNM Tree has great classroom ideas for Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with Free Resources and Free Activities
What Do We Do All Day has a wonderful list of 20+ Native American Folktale Picture Books for Kids
Mia from PragmaticMom always has exceptional book picks and this list is no exception: Top 10: Native American Children’s Books (ages 2-16)
That’s just a few of the many I have discovered and I predict there will be many more great resources to pull from as the month of November progresses.
ONE MORE THING
This holiday season, give your children the gift that will nurture a lifetime of positive habits; give the gift of a book.
As parents, we want/need quality books with extension activities to help our young ones unplug and create memories. Pulling books from shelves, and stories from pages, is also an important act that will aid in them being life-long readers. Quality books with companion book extension activities are not only work to create special family time, it allows kids to solve the world’s problems without major consequences.
A Year in the Secret Garden is just such a book. This delightful children’s book from authors Valarie Budayr and Marilyn Scott-Waters offers unique and original month-by-month activities that allow readers to delve deeper into the classic children’s tale, The Secret Garden! With over 120 pages, with 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities for your family and friends to enjoy, learn, discover and play with together.
This book will make a great gift and be the catalyst of many hours of family growth, learning and FUN! Grab your copy ASAP and “meet me in the garden!” More details HERE!