Disclaimer: I received a book to review. All opinions are my own.
I love teaching my kids about different cultures and the way people live their day to day lives around the world. I love teaching them about the similarities and differences. This is something I learned from my mother. She lived in Okinawa for 3 years as a child, so she was passionate about teaching us about the different cultures of the world. This is something I love continuing with my kids.
I love our "Question of The Day" segment of our homeschool day. The kids can ask any serious question they want (they come up with some silly ones, though). Sometimes the questions span the globe. In this case, we pull out the inflatable globe, world atlas, and this book. We look up the culture or country and dive in. To see the looks on their faces as they learn the differences, then see that kids are still alike across the globe is priceless. This is a great book to share moments with your kids with.
A favorite in classrooms, libraries, and homes, Children Just Like Me is a comprehensive view of international cultures, exploring diverse backgrounds from Argentina to New Zealand to China to Israel. With this brand new edition, children will learn about their peers around the world through engaging photographs and understandable text laid out in DK's distinctive style.
Highlighting 36 different countries, Children Just Like Me profiles 44 children and their daily lives. From rural farms to busy cities to riverboats, this celebration of children around the world shows the many ways children are different and the many ways they are the same, no matter where they live.
Meet Bolat, an eight-year-old from Kazakhstan who likes to cycle, play with his pet dogs, and play the dromba; Joaquin from New Jersey who enjoys reading and spending time with his family, and whose favorite food is bacon; or Yaroslav from Moscow who likes to make robots. Daily routines, stories of friends and family, and dreams for the future are spoken directly from the children themselves, making the content appropriate and interesting to draw in young readers.
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this special project, all-new photography, maps, and facts give unique insight to children's lives in our world today showing their homes, food, outfits, schools, families, and hobbies.
A passport to a celebratory journey around the world, Children Just Like Me is perfect for children who are curious about the children of the world and their stories.