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The Best Counting Math Kits for Bilingual Preschoolers

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HITN Learning sent me one of CLEO & cuquin Family Fun! Counting Math Kit a few days ago and we couldn’t be more excited about trying all the activities in the kit.

The Best Counting Math Kit for Bilingual Preschoolers

My son’s favorite part about the kit is the story book included. The book is about a disappearing picnic, and the whole story was printed in English and Spanish, which is fantastic! I think that we already read it in both languages like 10 times. He was also really interested in the game board. I think he will actually learn a lot about math with that board game while having fun.

One of the great things about Cleo & Cuquin math concepts is that they include a coupon to download and enjoy their app, making the whole learning process really interactive.

There are three amazing Cleo & Cuquin math kits, the one we have is a counting Math Kit, and you can also find a sorting math kit and 3D shapes math kit.

Some of the key benefits for schools and families from their kits are:

  • Each kit focus on important kindergarten math skills, like counting, sorting and 3D shapes.
  • They include an easy to use parent guide that supports you and help you improve and navigate the activities included in the box.
  • All the activities, printed and digital, are bilingual. They are perfect for all English language learners.
  • The kit included engaging physical play activities that help get everyone in the family involved in the learning process.

We hang up the activity poster in my son’s bedroom yesteday and it looks great. It will help us practice the things we are learning everyday when we see it.

I really recommend checking out all their kits and other bilingual resources here. They are creative and engaging and I believe they will help my bilingual preschooler get ready for kindergarten next year.

Kids Books We Love: My Little Donkey / Mi Burrito

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Kids Books We Love: My Little Donkey / Mi Burrito

A year ago we got a copy of the book My Little Donkey / Mi Burrito and it suddenly became son’s favorite book for the holidays season. What I really enjoy about this book is that when I’m reading it and singing it to my son, it brings back memories of my childhood and all the Christmas carols that I used to sing with my cousins back in Mexico.

What’s this book about?

This holiday book is based on one of the most popular Christmas carols in Spanish: “Mi Burrito Sabanero“ (The Little Donkey from the Savannah).

Kids Books We Love: My Little Donkey / Mi Burrito

The book opens like an accordion, and you can expand the whole book in a line. The book also has two sides, so you can explore every page in Spanish in one side and English in the other side.  It’s a beautiful, great quality book, to add to your children’s book collection! The pages are also full of interactive lift-the-flap details that make the adventure of reading it more stimulating.

 Kids Books We Love: My Little Donkey / Mi Burrito

Kids Books We Love: My Little Donkey / Mi Burrito

Get a copy of My Little Donkey here. Happy holidays!

Kids Books We Love: She’s Got This

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She Got This! You always have to get back up and try again, and you always have to believe in yourself. A great book for kids age 4 - 8 years old, to start a conversation about resilience and chasing dreams no matter the struggles you can find. | Live Colorful

We are so happy to share with you about Laurie Hernandez’s picture book, She’s Got This!. HarperCollins Children’s Books sent us a copy a few days ago. The story is so heartwarming and inspirational, and my son and I have been reading it almost every morning.

She’s Got This tells the story of Zoe, a little girl who dreams of flying—and becoming a gymnast. She enrolled in a school, and almost instantly realized that gymnastics was something she loved doing. She was so good at it too, and enjoyed practicing so much. When she falls for the first time off the balance beam, she was ashamed, scared and didn’t want to try again. Her parents and siblings shared with her great anecdotes about their own falls and how they stood up again, that inspired her to go back to practice the next day and see every fall as a way to learn something and grow.

The message behind the story is as simple and beautiful as this, You always have to get back up and try again, and you always have to believe in yourself. A great book for kids age 4 – 8 years old, to start a conversation about resilience and chasing dreams no matter the struggles you can find.

Laurie Hernandez’s career was affected in 2014, when her progress was stalled due to multiple injuries. She returned stronger than ever by becoming the 2015 US junior national champion!

We have been seeing and reading more about Laurie lately. It make us proud to connect in almost everything she stands for as a Latina and athlete, so we wanted to share this book with you too because we believe it’s a great one to add to your children’s book collection.

Find the book in Amazon here. Find Laurie Hernandez in Instagram.