Lucy Abdullah is the talented author of Aisha the Indian Princess visits France, Aisha the Indian Princess visits Great Britain and Aisha the Indian Princess visits India, about a little Indian Princess who visits the world meeting people and learning along the way. Every book showcases the flag, teaches some words in the native language of the country, has a counting page and search page, where the reader has to find the characters. Check out her books and her lovely Pakistani handmade traditional clothes (salwar kameez) on her web site.
As a parent and teacher, I hope that my children and students are both culturally aware, and also informed of world religions. Mohammed Zahid graciously offered to share with us about the rights of children in Islam. He is a parent of two young children and part-time teacher. He has been involved in youth initiatives for the last 8 years, and is passionate about parenting issues. He is hoping that via twitter (@IslamParenting) and his blog he can inspire more proactive parenting.
In the Islamic tradition we are taught to honour and respect our parents. The Quran urges children to be soft-spoken towards parents and show kindness in their behaviour towards parents.
As parents we are quick to remind our children about our rights over them and demand to be respected by our children without question. However, we have to remember that if we want to be respected as parents, we have to fulfill our duties and obligations towards our children as well. Continue reading →
While I am in Mexico for the summer, I have some wonderful parents and educators sharing tips here about how they teach their children about the world. Today Zoe Allen shares 5 of her favorite apps to help children learn geography. She also can be found talking about mobile phones, graphic design, pop music and fashion and design. In her spare time she can always find time for travel and you can find her on Google+.
While I am in Mexico for the summer, I have some wonderful parents and educators sharing tips here about how they teach their children about the world. Chelsea is a mom of two boys under 5 and blogs at momentsaday.com, sharing ideas for families to connect and build character. She believes in using small moments throughout the day to help children learn how to use their head, heart, and hands to make the world a better place.
It is my hope that my children see every person as family, regardless of culture, gender, age, religiousor economic background. I want them to be comfortable talking to people who do not look like them, playing with children who speak a different language, and trying foods from all over the world. I want them to learn how to be hospitable to everyone who enters our doors, and recognize that we are all one human family. Continue reading →
While I am in Mexico for the summer, I have some wonderful parents and educators sharing tips here about how they teach their children about the world. Marcela De Vivo is a writer for VapeWorld, a mother and world traveler who writes on everything from international travel, budget vacations to family health. She is also the founder of Gryffin Media. As a mother of three, she is always sure to thoroughly prepare when traveling around the world. Here are her tips to go backpacking through Europe with kids! Continue reading →
I have joined together with a fabulous group of multicultural bloggers to bring you 19 drinks from around the world! Travel the globe from your kitchen as you try these new textures and flavors with your kids while you quench your thirst. Click on the titles for the recipes and map your drinks, discovering a bit of the cultures who enjoy them! Continue reading →
I am thrilled to announce the we are now officially affiliates of an *awesome* hands-on program that aims to teach kids about world cultures called “Little Passports.” Every month, we will receive a special package in the mail from 10 year old “Sam” and “Sofia” filled with fun souvenirs, letters, stickers, photos, activity sheets. A new country every month! Continue reading →
My daughter’s 2 favorite quotes from the Lorax are:
“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
This post is dedicated to all of our wonderfully green trees, the lungs of the Earth, the shelter to millions of creatures, and therefore what is keeping us and all living things alive…. Here are resources to learn about TREES: Continue reading →
Though in the age of iPhones and GPSs we seem to be losing paper maps, I still love exploring maps, and believe kids need to learn map skills, and develop their geography awareness. Because of this I have many activities on Kid World Citizen to help parents and teachers teach children about maps. Kids not only can learn to read them, but to recognize their components and build their own maps. I was recently asked for a list of vocabulary or concepts of maps kids should learn. Here are the geographic terms- and their definitions- that I think are important for kids to be able to identify. Thank you creative commons for the images I was able to adapt!Continue reading →