This week's Discover & Explore linky theme is Kids Explore the World!
There are a lot of fun ways to introduce kids to geography and different cultures. We love to use maps with different activities to explore the world. Having a map in your home is an inexpensive but excellent learning tool!
We also love reading books that introduce us to different places across the globe.
Kids Books that Take You Across the Globe
There are some wonderful book series that feature different places from around the world. Each of these four book sets features favorite places that will enthrall kids as they read. We've included affiliate links for each of the books in the series to make your arm-chair travels a little easier. Enjoy your trip!
I'm sure you remember the story of Madeline from childhood -- "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines..." -- it's a classic! But did you know that Madeline also travels to other cities? Some of the newer books have been edited and released by the author's grandson who is carrying on the series. Enjoy exploring some fun cities with Madeline and her friends:
Another lover of world traveler is Dodsworth (and his duck)! Dodsworth loves adventure so he sets off to explore different cities. You'll love the funny things his duck does as they travel and the illustrations are really fun (kind of retro which fits the traveling theme). Follow along with these books --
Bella & Harry are two Chihuahuas who love to travel with their family -- and boy do they travel! This book series covers a dozen locations from around the world. In each new place, they discover fun foods, great sights and enjoy the local culture! Kids will enjoy learning new phrases from each country along with great information about well-known attractions and well-known.
I adore this classic children's series -- one of the first to take kids around the world through books. Reading like a nonfiction book, they are chocked full of great details on each of the locations including the names of streets, newspapers, lifestyle customs and daily accounts of those living in the city or county. And the appendix keeps the series fresh as it includes updated information. Enjoy traveling the world with --
More Fun Ways to Explore the World
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