As much as we enjoy traveling, the reality is that we can not afford (either time or financial resources) to go everywhere we’d like to go. Thankfully, my family has discovered that we can be traveling the world through books and food with no need to leave home. And, where do we go to find those books and recipes?….the library!
Traveling the World Through Books for Young Children
This past year, our family was blessed with the opportunity to review 4 titles from the series “If You Were Me and Lived…Series” by Away We Go Media. You and your child can learn a bit about life in each of the countries featured for a child.
Traveling the World Through Books for Tweens and Teens
A classic title for this age range is Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Your kids can travel along side Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant, Passepartout, who are circumventing the globe on a bet. During their travels, the reader gets to ‘see’ the different sites of the World as they would have been in the late 1800s. Best of all…there is an edition available for FREE on Kindle. (And, once you purchase the free Kindle book you are given the option to by the audiobook at the discounted rate of $2.99)
Taking Your Travels to the Next Step
As much fun as it can be to read a book and learn more about other parts of the world, it is putting that knowledge into some action that really makes it fun. For our family, we love to sample dishes from those other cultures. Sometimes that means picking up some takeout at an ethnic restaurant or the freezer section of the grocery store. And, other times we try our hand at making a dish in the kitchen.
We were blessed to be invited to a Chinese New Year this January where the boys had the opportunity to sample a variety of authentic dishes. The host family has 2 members from China who made all of the food. Some of the dishes were mild and some were spicy. The Kung Pao chicken was so spicy that those of us nearest the kitchen were coughing and tearing up as it was being cooked. All in all, it was a great way to sample a different culture outside of a book or video.
What are some of your favorite books to learn about the world?
Does your family enjoy trying dishes from different locales? Do you have any favorites?
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