Thank you Nadine Ismail for including our Arabic Alphabet Bag in your list of "10 Arabic Language Products for Toddlers" on Arab America! "The earlier you start teaching and using a second language, the more embedded it becomes in your child’s routine. Toddler years are perfect for introducing the Arabic language as a first or second language. The majority of the education resources for learning the Arabic language are intended for ages 4 and up, so I often get asked about resources specific for toddlers..." Read the full article online here.
We just met Molly of Still Being Molly last month, and we LOVE her blog! Molly features ethical, handmade brands that support artisans around the world. She also wrote a wonderful blog post about our handmade toys and our Indiegogo campaign, which you can check out online HERE.
Did you catch our story on NPR? "University of Oklahoma human relations professor Janette Habashi grew up was born in Jerusalem, but left to pursue graduate work in England and the United States. But her native West Bank has never been far from her heart. She founded the charity Child’s Cup Full, which distributes handmade toys and crafts throughout low-income and refugee communities in the West Bank. It started the way fundraisers typically do – with bake sales, yoga classes, and music events. They eventually reached out to local businesses to ask for musical instruments... ...She wanted to do more, so she learned from her mistakes and decided to start hiring refugee women to give them a job opportunity and capitalize...
This year was huge for Child's Cup Full. As a new way to create jobs for our talented artisans in the West Bank, we partnered with Threadies, a wonderful US-based company with a give-back business model. For each bear purchased in the US, a twin bear is donated to a refugee child in need. Read more about our partnership in this article on Upworthy!