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"I'd love to subscribe to Ditto Kids, but how much does it cost?" - Understanding our Flexible Pricing Model

We often get questions about how our pricing model “works”; do the different prices reflect several years of a subcription? Why not just have a flat rate? Our prices changed back in March as the result of a desire to compensate our small team of educators, partners, and artists fairly and equitably. Not wanting to price anyone out, we found ourselves struggling with the price increase. After weeks of brainstorming, we found a better way to fit both the needs of accountability as a business and the needs of accessibility as a community. Enter our Flexible Pricing Model. Our goal is to get Ditto Kids into as many hands and lives as possible, so we created three pricing options for you to...

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DItto Kids Guest Post - Mari Johnson || The Colonization of Land and Food Systems: Breaking Free

Hi friends, this week we have a special treat in preparation for Thanksgiving! We’re so honored to have a guest post by our friend Mari today and to be able to be host her wisdom about food systems in the US. This is always an important topic to be mindful of, but particularly around the holidays, which can be so fueled by consumption.   You can hear from Mari below. - And as an added bonus, Mari sent along a recipe for her delicious refridgerator pickles! - Mari enjoys slow living with her husband and daughter in the Midwest, as an escape from a busy career. She aims to teach her daughter about nature and respecting her fellow beings. During her...

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Ditto Kids Books We Love: Native American Heritage Month

  Hi everyone!  Today we're highlighting some books that capture the Native American experience in an authentic and developmentally appropriate way for children.  All of these books were written by Native and Indigenous authors. There are many books about Native Americans out there, but not nearly as many by them. It’s important to us here at Ditto to lift up the stories and perspectives of people representing their own cultures.  We hope you enjoy the books on this list as much as we do!  “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” by  Kevin Noble Maillard  and  Juana Martinez-Neal  is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family.  "Hungry Johnny" by  Cheryl Kay Minnema and Wesley Ballinger is a sweet tale about...

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Ditto Kids Holiday Giving Guide 2021

It may seem early to be thinking about shopping for holiday gifts, but with factors outside of our control affecting our normal routines, the sooner orders are placed, the better. Not only does shopping early help shoppers out, but it ensures that the small makers we’re featuring here have the cash to create a happy holiday season for their own families. By supporting local or global businesses owned by racialized and marginalized* people, we can play a small but impactful role in promoting restorative justice and equitable distribution of wealth. Our money holds power. By directing our dollars towards businesses and causes that align with our worldview, we can shift how we consume individually and as a society.  We've made shopping...

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Ditto Kids Illustrator Series: Lulu Kitololo

  Lulu’s bright and joyful illustrations caught our eye on instagram and we knew we had to have them for Issue 2. Her illustrations truely are a reflection of her personality: colorful, kind, and delightful.  Keep reading to learn more about her!   Prefered Name: Lulu Kitololo Current Location: Nairobi, Kenya Background: I was born and raised in Kenya – to a Kenyan father and Tanzanian mother. I trained as a Communications Designer but I also have an MA in African Studies.  When did you first know you wanted to be an artist? I’ve been making art, writing and designing things since I was very young – clothes for my dolls; vehicles to transport them; illustrated zines I shared with my...

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