Learning About France: Book List

I mentioned last week that we're learning about France at our house this month. We've been working our way through the books we've rounded up from our library, and are sharing them with you today! Here is our list of children's books that are either about France or take place in France (this post contains affiliate links): 1. Eiffel Tower (Now That's Big!) by Kate Riggs This book, all about the architecture of the Eiffel Tower, had some great pictures to show the perspective and really allow … [Read more...]

Learning About France: Activities

This month, we are learning about France at our house. As I've mentioned in past posts, we are subscribers and huge fans of Little Passports, and use their monthly packages and activities as a starting point for our month long focus on a certain country. (This post contains affiliate links.) This month, Sam and Sofia took their magic scooter to France. Included in this packet was a set of stickers for Yaya's passport, map and suitcase, a postcard of the Eiffel Tower, along with a set … [Read more...]

Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Literature.

You guys know how passionate I am about raising kids who are globally-minded citizens. That's why I am stoked to team up with an amazing group of bloggers for Multicultural Children's Book Day. As we began to educate ourselves on becoming a transracial family when we set out to adopt from Africa, I became grossly aware that the vast collection of books we possessed was not very diverse in the characters and cultures represented. Despite census data that shows 37% of the US … [Read more...]

Symphony Scavenger Hunt (Free Printable!)

Yesterday, I shared some ideas to help ensure that your child is engaged and educated when attending the symphony. Today I have put together a Symphony Scavenger Hunt worksheet for your child to bring with him to the symphony. Arrive early to the event, and help your child look for the items in the scavenger hunt as the musicians warm up before their performance. Not only will it help your child become more interested in what is taking place, but it will expand his musical vocabulary! To … [Read more...]