Monday, October 24, 2016

If You Were Me And Lived In...........

Carole P. Roman has a wonderful book series entitled, If You Were Me And Lived In...... that can be purchased on Amazon. These books introduce children to the lives and culture of countries around the world. 

Did you know that Norway is known as "The Land of the Midnight Sun." It has 343 lakes and two rivers. Your child will learn some very interesting history behind Norway's currency and why some of the coins have small holes in the center. After hearing about the Snowhotel your child be begging to experience this building made entirely out of snow and ice. 

Did you know that Istanbul is the only major city that sits on two continents, Asia and Europe? If you were a girl you would most likely play with a bebek. Wonder what that is? Well, you will have to read the book to figure it out. Turkey celebrates Children's Day!! 

India is the second most populated country in the world. Hundreds of movies are made in Bollywood.  Holi is an amazing two day celebration where everyone dresses up in white clothing and then people throw colored powder and water at each other. Doesn't that sound fun?! 

Peru is home to some of the world's oldest civilizations. Lima, the capital of Peru means talker. If you visited Peru you would definitely not want to miss seeing Machu Picchu. For dessert you might eat picarones, which are fried doughnuts, yum! In February you would celebrate Carnival. Everybody has squirt guns, water balloons, and buckets of water. How fun does that sound? 

These books provide a great introduction into other cultures and ways of life. Your child will definitely not be bored. After reading these books my 3rd grader was ready to learn more about these countries. I have decided to take a week for each of the above countries and create fun lapbooks, try out some recipes, learn a bit more with regards to their geography, languages spoken, and other traditions. 

There are more books within this series. Check them out!! 

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