My favorite Disney World ride is It's A Small World. I've probably been on that boat ride three hundred times or more spanning from my first trip to Orlando when I was eight up until a trip I took there last year. It never gets old those sweet little dolls in traditional dress from all over the world singing in harmony. It warms my heart!
In today's world, teaching our kids to be good global citizens is more important than ever. This Is How We Do It is the perfect place to start the conversation about how it's a small world after all. It features seven kids from different countries - Iran, Peru, Uganda, Russia, Japan, India, and Italy. We follow each child throughout an average day, getting to see what their homes and schools look like, what they eat for lunch, what chores they do at home to help out, and more.
Reading this is a great way to celebrate what makes us different and, maybe more importantly, learn what makes us the same.
For example, in Russia, kids stay with the same teacher for most of elementary school while kids in Iran have a different teacher every year. We also learned that kids all over the world help their parents around the house by vacuuming or feeding pets.
Do you have a favorite book that celebrates different cultures and promotes good global citizenship? Tell me about it!