Around the World in *7* Days!
Every so often my husband and I will have dreamy conversations of quitting our full time jobs, selling everything and taking our kids around the world. Or at least, a trip around our great 50 states.
There’s so much to show them and so little time. While some can afford the opportunity to travel with their family, I have found some amazing ways to introduce my kids to the world, within the four walls of our home.
Give Your Child the World* has been my number one resource to thoughtfully plan and provide knowledge about things outside our neighborhood. Jamie C. Martin has a wealth of personal experience about traveling the globe and she has provided an easy read and hours of research done for you. It’s packed with practical suggestions and a plethora of books divided into age groups, reading levels and even separated out for each Continent. I can’t stress enough how invaluable this book has been for us!
It’s a must have for any family that wants help in selecting quality, multi-cultural books.
We spent this school year pouring over the lists, finding books at our local library, Amazon.com and thriftbooks.com. Some I previewed and decided to not share with the kids and other ones we renewed until the library told us we’d reached our limit. This happens too often, I’m afraid. : )
I was asked to share at a homeschool encouragement group what our family does for geography study and I couldn’t wait to share what we had done this year. There was so much information, I knew no one would be able to write notes fast enough, so I thought it would be helpful to make it an electronic list and share with you all here!
I’ve narrowed down Jamie’s book, Give Your Child the World for our year of geography study, but I also created a very brief ‘7 day tour guide‘ ideal for Spring Break or a week of homeschool study. Otherwise, our personal experience and recommendations of these books can certainly come in handy for last minute birthday gifts or long road trips. I warn you, I’ve barely scratched the surface of the hundreds of books that Jamie offers detailed reviews of in her book.
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