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Archive for November, 2013

Merry Christmas from Around the World


Joyeux Noel, Buone Feste Natalizie, Feliz Navidad, Kala Christouyenna…these are just some of the ways to say Merry Christmas in different languages.

It’s great fun to learn about different Christmas traditions and at Educational Esteem we love a multicultural festive season!

For teachers An Italian Christmas Adventure by Nadia Cavallo is a must-have resource. Everything you need for a Christmas unit on Italian traditions is included – CDs, books and DVD. Students will learn about La Befana who, In Italian folklore, is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (January 5). There are also traditional Christmas songs in Italian to learn and enjoy as well as DVD segments on how Italians do the festive season including shopping, foods, the nativity and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Read more

World Soundtracks from Putumayo Kids


The incredibly popular range of music from Putumayo Kids brings the world inside your home, classroom and car. There is a collection for every taste and corner of the globe – The Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and more.

Rock and Roll Playground features modern songs influenced by rock and roll roots. This compilation also includes a read-aloud booklet with notes about the history of rock & roll and the story of each song. Artists include popular US children’s music entertainer Dan Zanes, to up-and- comers like Grammy nominee Brady Rymer, Parents’ Choice® Gold award winner Roger Day and John Lennon Songwriting Contest winners Rhythm Child. There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ going on with this great collection. Read more

Music for Family Fun 4


Music is one of the greatest ways to bring people together and there are plenty of great collections for awesome family fun.

Everyone loves the gang of Sesame Street and Putumayo Kids presents a collection of songs from international versions of the much-loved program. Sesame Street Playground has songs from The Netherlands, South Africa, Brazil, France, India, Israel, Mexico and Palestine, among others. Ever heard “Rubber Ducky” in Chinese? Well, with this collection you can! This CD/DVD is a project from the Sesame Street Workshop to promote respect of other cultures. The DVD features five music videos from places like Russia, South Africa and Mexico. Read more