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Ditto Kids Books We Love: Back to School Edition

Hey Folx!   It’s time to head back to school and we wanted to share a few books that focus what that experience is like for children from a variety of communities.    Here are some of  our favorites.   "The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi is a touching story about a young girl who learns to appreciate her Korean name when she starts at a new school.   "All Are Welcome" by Alexandra Penfold is a sweet picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated.    "I’m New Here" by Anne Sibley O'Brien focusing three immigrant students joining a supportive school community.    "The King of Kindergarten" by Derrick Barnes is about a young Black boy’s...

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Language and ABAR: Habbi Habbi and what language means to us.

Hello and happy almost summer friends!  I’m excited to introduce the first part of our summer blog series today where we will explore language and its role within ABAR.  Language learning is something that is close to my heart. Before I started Ditto Kids, I co-founded a small business where kids and their caregivers learned French or Spanish immersively through play. So I was so excited when I came across a brand that centers language learning in an accessible and sustainable way - Habbi Habbi (also mom-founded) is a brand that helps kids learn Spanish and Mandarin Chinese with the help of easy and accessible Reading Wand; more on that later!           My love for language...

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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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