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Giveaway: Multicultural Prize Pack for Kids

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I see the sun

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Sara ([email protected]…)!

One of our goals as parents is to give our kids an appreciation for cultures around the world. Although we’re proud Americans through and through, we want them to appreciate the beauty of cultures around the world and celebrate the differences between us!

If you share this value, today’s prize package is for you:

I See the Sun

I see the sun

The award-winning I See The Sun series of children’s books by Dedie King offers kids an opportunity to meet other children, just like them, from around the world (Nepal, Afghanistan, and China) and share a day in the life of that child starting from the rising of the sun.  I especially love that these stories contain the translation in the native language of the country on each page. My girls are fascinated by various texts of different languages and enjoy copying the words. The author has also included more detail in the back of each book about the country, including prominent geographical and cultural aspects and other interesting tidbits.

These books are not political in any way, just simple stories about one day in the life of a child in various countries around the world.

Daria’s World Music for Kids

dariaFor the last two decides, internationally known folksinger Daria has traveled the globe, learning, sharing and making music while building communities and encouraging a new view of hope and peace for all the world’s children.

Daria’s music:

  • Bring cultures together
  • Inspire children to learn different traditions and languages
  • Provide wholesome fun with peppy, foot-tapping tunes accompanied with simple and pure lyrics.

Daria also provides safe online resources for kids to discover new cultures and music:

Kids can hear, make and color instruments, see videos, find a wonderful songbook of best-loved songs plus find contests, seasonal activities and always get a free song on the monthly song page at

And Multicultural Kids Music Vids with Daria is a safe, family-friendly space to view musical videos from a diversity of world cultures…perfect for eyes of any age.

Hanukkah Howie

hannukah howieHave you ever had a bad hair day? Well, imagine eight bad hair days in a row — and at just the wrong time. In Hanukkah Howie, the hero of the story, Howie, has very strange spiked hair, but only during the eight days of Hanukkah.  By day eight, in fact, there are “… nine spikes in all, four at right, four at left, one in center so tall”. Howie’s Mom gradually realizes that Howie’s hair looks like a menorah — the nine-candled centerpiece for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. But just when she wonders what she can do, Hanukkah ends and the spikes disappear.

Was the hair-spiking a one-time event? Not a chance. Each year at Hanukkah, Howie’s hair springs into spikes. Since they are impossible to control, over the years both Hannah and Howie search for possible remedies. Readers learn that “…the only solution that seemed to be there… was for Howie to cover his very strange hair.”

Introduce children to Hanukkah through this fun story that celebrates our differences and reminds children that it’s what’s on the inside that counts!

Enter to Win

This week, one lucky Life Your Way reader will win:

To enter, tell me how you promote multicultural awareness in your home!

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, 12/14. The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email, and this post will be updated with their name as well!