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1. Something new for you to “CRAVE!”

Hopefully your Thanksgiving cravings were met by those once-a-year indulgences! I have to admit that there are a couple of recipes that I simply refuse to make more than annually – just so they set the day apart and add to a sense of occasion.   Well, on with some fun news! Bur Bur and [...]

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2. Do You Know What This Blue Circle Represents?

  This blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes – developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The significance of this blue circle is positive and hopeful. Cross-culturally, the circle symbolizes life and health, with the color blue reflecting the sky that unites all nations and is the color of the [...]

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3. Meet D.G. Bahtouh: Author of Nap-Nap, Quack-Quack

"Nap-Nap, Quack-Quack" is a new children's book that will delight parents and kids everywhere. The story is about Maggie, a little duckling who becomes frustrated because nap-time is interrupting her play time. Her parents try to find the perfect routine so she will sleep. We recently had the pleasure is interrupting her play time. Her parents [...]

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4. If You Want Your Children to Grow Up In a Kinder World – Be Kinder

Kindness speaks the words, Your heart could never speak. Your wings hold me up, And give me strength when I am weak. The warmth of your protection, Brings music to my heart. You open up the doors, You show me where to start. ~ Anne Marie Cline In last week’s Bur Bur and Friends multicultural [...]

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5. Is Your Child Being Bullied?

There’s been a lot of press lately about anti-bullying legislation and school policies. For good reason considering that statistics reflect that each day 160,000 students miss school because they’re afraid of being bullied and that every seven minutes a child is bullied – with adult intervention happening 4% of the time, peer intervention 11% of [...]

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6. Counteracting a Negative Trend in Youth Literature

Dystopian novels are extremely popular with middle school kids. A dystopia is defined as, “An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.”   In response to the huge popularity of these grim and seemingly hopeless backdrops within youth literature, a writer for School Library [...]

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Get Ready with the Multicultural Children Book, Bur Bur’s Fishing Adventure!   I spent a lot of time fishing with my dad when I was a kid. He’s been gone for years now and I’ve since raised a family of my own. Every new step forward in life allows not only a glimpse of where [...]

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8. Raj Teaches Us About Cerebral Palsy

“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.” – William Arthur Ward Emphasizing GREAT possibilities! That is the heart beat of Bur Bur and Friends multicultural children books! We want every [...]

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9. Ralph Enlightens Us About Down Syndrome

Limitations only go so far. ~ Robert M. Hensel   Isn’t that an absolutely great quote?!   It’s so very true … limitations do only go so far but the possibilities locked within each and every child are truly limitless! Like within Ralph – one of our dear friends within the Bur Bur and Friends [...]

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10. Tell Childhood Obesity to “Take a Hike!”

 “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” ~ G.M. Trevelyan Our last several blog posts have raised awareness about some of the health challenges that our friends within the Bur Bur and Friends multicultural children book series are experiencing. A very real health challenge that is prevalent among children today is childhood [...]

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11. Liking Hiking

How to Make Hiking Fun with Kids  “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.” — Dr. Seuss Hiking is an absolutely PERFECT outdoor activity for kids because … -         Hiking gets kids outside – keeping TV, video games, etc. in check. -         Hiking helps kids burn calories AND abundant [...]

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12. Summer Camp = Campfires, Smores AND Nervous Tummies!

5 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Summer Camp Oh, the wonder of summer as a child … from the simplicity of sitting on the front step and licking a grape popsicle to the excitement and anticipation of heading off to summer camp and having new adventures! Bur Bur and Friends multicultural children books want [...]

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13. Preston

There is so much joy, anticipation, wonder and love that go into pregnancy and parenthood. As our due date approached, we found ourselves daydreaming about what our second child would be like. Will he look like me? Will he have my husband’s blue eyes? Please, let him be a better sleeper than our first!  We [...]

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14. Help Your Child Be an Original Instead of a Copy

“Everyone is born an original but sadly most people die a copy.” ~ Abraham Lincoln   It’s unfortunate that the uniquely wonderful aspects of ourselves – that one-of-a-kind mix of talents, strengths and personality traits that make up the vibrantly beautiful colors of who we are – often becomes dulled over time as the strokes [...]

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15. Little Ways to Build Self Esteem within Your Child

In our last Bur Bur and Friends multicultural children books blog post, we quoted Abraham Lincoln in his insightful and wise words, “Everyone is born an original but sadly most people die a copy. Expanding appreciation for children and diversity through the multicultural friends within our iParenting Media Award and Parent Choice Award winning books, [...]

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16. Never forget – A Letter to My Son Written on September 11, 2001

"That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong. That decency will somehow triumph in the end."  -Lisa Hand Those who know me well know since my son was a baby I have kept journals [...]

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17. A Connection between Inadequate Sleep and ADHD Behaviors

The calendar has flipped to September and the schedule for families has ramped up! Alarm clocks are set earlier for kid’s school schedules, after school sports are scheduled along with scouting, church and extracurricular activities, time for homework needs to find a place in the day and the weather is awesome so kids still want [...]

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18. An Apple a Day (and a Trip to the Apple Orchard) Keeps the Doctor Away

Fall offers so many great, comforting tradeoffs as its shorter and cooler days make us pry our once sweaty and tanned hands open and let the last of summer slip through our fingers. The brisk, cooler air is just right for more time outdoors with no worries of slathering on sun screen and heat index [...]

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19. Share Cool Ways To Get Kids To Eat Veggies – Win a free Bur Bur Book!

(Share yours on Facebook and you could win an autographed Bur Bur and Friends multicultural children book of your choice!) Our Minnesota Governor has proclaimed the month of March to be nutrition month. Well, you might be thinkin’ that’s wonderful and all, but if a proclamation from the governor isn’t enough to get your kids [...]

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20. Help Your Child Eat Healthy and Be Healthy!

We’ve all heard the expression that “You are what you eat.” Well, if that’s the case, I think I’d like to dine on Godiva chocolate all day and be extremely rich, wonderfully sweet and absolutely divine!   But when I consider that ol’ saying in terms of being a parent, it can feel a bit [...]

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21. Lego KidsFest Is Coming To Minneapolis!

It’s the season of “in-between” in Minnesota …   The ice skates and subzero polar arctic attire can now be tucked away for next season. (Was that a resounding, “Yippee! I heard?) But, it’s not quite the time to do what we love to do in Minnesota in summer – go jump in a lake [...]

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22. Why Multicultural Books Are A Good Choice For Children

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ~ Maya Angelou   It’s funny, the little fragments of life that get captured within your memory. Why, among millions of moments of life, years later you remember one particular moment when so many [...]

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23. Bur Bur and Friends – Wishing You a Happy and Healthy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day from your friends at Bur Bur and Friends.  Visit our site to learn fun and simple ways to create a healthy and GREEN environment: http://burburandfriends.com/parents-educators/going-green/

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24. Free LEGO KidsFest Tickets from Bur Bur and Friends

So what do Bur Bur and Friends multicultural children books and LEGOs have in common?  Why are we giving away free tickets? Like LEGOs, Bur Bur and Friends multicultural books help kids to connect with others who may reflect different colors and look a bit different and join together to have fun, grow and experience [...]

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25. Kids, The Joy of Service and Multicultural Books

  I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy! ~ Rabindranath Tagore   When my three children were in elementary school, we were able to take them to Jamaica and serve together within an orphanage. That week of their life changed [...]

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