Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time
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How do you inspire kids to have a love for the world, while also inspiring them to love reading? Obviously, having access to good books is a start. Jamie Martin makes this job easier with her brand new book, Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time.
Jamie, author of the popular blog Simple Homeschool, compiled this annotated bibliography after years of research and field testing with her own kids. She includes more than 600 excellent children’s book recommendations for ages four through twelve.
Categories for Reading
The recommended reading list is sorted into regions around the world. They are categorized for parents to easily find titles to coincide with other activities or studies. The book’s thorough index is a plus–a real pleasure to use as a homeschool resource. The specific countries for each book are listed beside the titles as well. It’s so easy to grab and go to the library to find our books as we ‘travel’ around the world this summer.
Reading time becomes more meaningful.
In addition to the book lists, Jamie offers commentary about content and themes and gives parents information to decide if a book might be a good fit for their families. I was familiar with many of the titles, and many others are new friends waiting to be discovered.
The regions and continents explored include:
- Middle East
- North America
- Latin America
- Australia/Oceania/The Polar Regions
Sharing the World
Jamie’s tips for growing a global family culture are invaluable, such as in home decor and cooking. It is important to learn more about other cultures–My kids are growing a globally minded perspective and compassion for people both like and unlike ourselves. This growing empathy and realization that we are all connected, is exactly why a resource like Give Your Child the World is so valuable.
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