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World Languages Storytime: China

Books:
Everywhere the Cow Says “Moo!”
Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman
Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin
Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan
The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen
Red Is a Dragon by Roseanne Thong
D Is For Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine

Songs:
Hello To All the Children of the World YouTube
I’d Like To Teach the World to Sing YouTube

Craft:
Origami Fortune Cookies

How To Make Paper Fortune Cookies -- these cute paper fortune cookies are super easy to make! Not just for Chinese New Year, they're great for Valentine's Day, wedding favors, birthday parties, and much more... | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

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World Languages Storytime: France

World Languages Storytime is a pilot program that I started this summer.  WLS is different than Bilingual Storytime in that it incorporates stories and songs from cultures other than Spanish-speaking countries.

Books:
Everywhere the Cow Says “Moo!”
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Eloise in Paris by Kay Thompson
Mirette On the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
Pretty Minnie in Paris by Danielle Steel
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! by Lloyd Moss

Songs:
Hello To All the Children of the World YouTube
Frere Jacques YouTube
I’d Like To Teach the World to Sing YouTube

Craft: Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Craft.  Fun and easy craft for developing fine motor skills.  Great for toddlers, preschoolers, or elementary children.  Use for a France theme or unit, or for construction!

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Bears

Books:
Milk & Cookies by Frank Asch
Bear’s Truck Is Stuck! by Patricia Hegarty
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Oso Polar, Oso Polar by Bill Martin
Oso y su diente de leche by Julia San Miguel Martos

Songs:
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear YouTube

Craft:
Bear
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Sheep

Books:
Sheep In a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera
No Sleep for the Sheep by Karen Beaumont
Where is the Green Sheep/Dónde está la oveja verde? by Mem Fox
La oveja quiere saltar by Clive Batkin
Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez

Songs:
Mary Had a Little Lamb YouTube
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep YouTube

Craft:
Sheep
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Music

Books:
Music Is… by Lloyd Moss
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
Opera Cat by Tess Weaver
My Family Plays Music by Judy Cox
Music Everywhere! by Maya Ajmera
Mole Music by David McPhail
88 Instruments by Chris Barton
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!: A Sonic Adventure by Winton Marsalis
Baila, Nana, Baila by Joe Hayes
Había una vez una gota de lluvia by Judith Anderson

Songs:
Do Re Mi YouTube
Sing YouTube
Shaking Down the Sugar YouTube
I’m In the Mood for Singing YouTube
I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing YouTube
Good-Bye Song YouTube


Craft:
Tambourines

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