Europe: For many, it conjures images of romantic walks along the Seine, backpacking through the Alps, or idling for hours at a sidewalk café. Or perhaps we think of touring awe-inspiring museums and then sitting in a pub, enjoying a good European brew. But kids? Well, yes..... read more
It's on the minds of many parents of young children: how can we help our kids learn a second language? There are many reasons for parents to be asking this question right from the start. In our rapidly globalizing, increasingly interconnected world, a second language is .... read more
If you ask most preschoolers about Africa, they will probably tell you what they saw in The Lion King. The Africa of lions, giraffes, hyenas, and meerkats all living on the savannah in Africa is only a small part of a land that can exhaust the use of superlatives. Africa is.... read more
North America is one of the most interesting geographic regions in the world. It doesn't seem that way when we're daydreaming of escaping on a foreign adventure, think an African safari or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. But sometimes what you seek truly is right in your ve.... read more
We often daydream about taking our young kids around the world to show them the sights and explore foreign cultures. Most of the time, though, the best we can manage is a trip to the library. There, we’ll pull out stories about different parts of the world and travel.... read more
The other day my daughter was on the phone with a friend who was about to sit down for lunch. "What are you having?" my daughter asked. Pause. "Oh," I heard her say next, "I can smell it!!" When she hung up I asked her what they were having. "Pasta," she said. And I sm.... read more
If you want to get your children interested in something, the best way is to show them that other kids are involved. This rule holds for almost everything, even geography! Think about it this way: if you were to take your kids on a trip to visit a new country, it's more likel.... read more
Before they can even walk or talk, some babies have crisscrossed the globe. Other children may never set foot on an airplane until many, many birthdays have passed. But no matter the number of stamps on their passports, there is a lot we can teach our children about .... read more
Celebrating cultural diversity develops accepting, creative, and interesting children. Preschoolers are fascinated by differences and new ways of doing things. Even mundane, daily activities come to life for little ones when they are able to participate in them in a different .... read more
Thanks to the Internet, to an abundance of technology right at our fingertips, and to an ever-expanding global economy, the world that seemed so big and so strange in the long-ago days of my childhood seems to grow smaller and more familiar with each passing day. Now, with the.... read more
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