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Issue Two Cover Reveal: Mali

Happy Friday friends!    We're so thrilled to finally reveal our gorgeous cover for issue two --  We worked with the brilliant Alea Marley to bring to life this vision of deep earth tones and gorgeous vegetation. We wanted this issue to represent the richness and diversity that Mali holds. We spent time exploring old textbooks and encyclopedias along with taking inspiration from textiles, photos, and the landscape and variety of climates and terrains found in Mali.  Issue two is chock full of gorgeous illustrations that bring the culture of Mali to life in the pages of the Magazine and we cannot wait for you to see it.  Issue two will be released in early June so if you'd like...

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Ditto Kids Issue Two: We're going to Mali!

We are so so thrilled and excited to reveal issue two's culture and value! We asked you all to play along as we dropped clues and finally revealed our word search and so many of you got it right! For issue two we will be learning about the culture of Mali and exploring our concepts through the lens of cooperation.  Issue two is full of gorgeous illustrations, learning activities, and dives into new concepts to help continue the important conversations we started in issue one.    Stay tuned for a deeper dive into both our value and our culture next week and thanks again for making this reveal so much fun!    - The Ditto Kids Team   

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Ditto Kids Books We Love: On L-O-V-E

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we wanted to share a few of our favorite books that center on L-O-V-E ❤️ We try to focus on different forms of love for Valentine’s Day in our home, so these books all center on a different facet of love than the traditional romantic version of love.  Below are a few of our favorites mostly written by BIPOC that center love, diversity, and community.              "Eyes that Kiss in The Corners" by Joanna Ho focuses on self-love and empowerment    "From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea" by Kai Cheng Thom focuses on unconditional love from a mother to her child which then empowers...

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Ditto Kids Books We Love: On Black History

Happy weekend friends! We wanted to take a moment to share a few of the books that we've been reading to celebrate Black History Month in our homes. We always try to center books that are -- 1) Developmentally appropriate for our kid's ages and emotional skills. 2) Joyous and uplifting of the contributions and legacies that Black history holds. Although we celebrate and honor Black History and Black culture year-round, we make a conscious effort during BHM to center books that highlight stories of Black excellence that sit outside of the more commonly told stories of enslavement and the civil rights movement. We feel that it is vital that children get to see Black stories that encompass a range...

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Ditto Kids Books We Love: On Lunar New Year

Hello and happy Friday Ditto Kid's Friends! As January winds down we're looking ahead to February and wanted to share today's book roundup with you a bit early to account for shipping time incase you want to grab a few titles for your home.  In the states some of us are still recovering from the busy holiday season but for many, the holiday season is far from over at the end of December. With the Lunar New Year falling on February 12th this year in some countries and cultures the holiday season is just about to get started! The Lunar holiday is widely associated with the Chinese New Year but it is actually a holiday that is celebrated across many...

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