Bringing the World Into Your Home for Children — A Giveaway!

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I’m very, very, very excited to announce this new blog series (and giveaway! — entry form found at the bottom of this post).

These days, for so many reasons, “bringing the world into our home” has been on my mind. I mentioned in the recent “bloom where you are planted” post  that we are vetting preschools, making big life decisions around where we’d like to live, and in this process we’re hashing out our “non-negotiables” for life in general. It’s big stuff that our family is going through, and I keep coming back to the importance our family places on raising a “global citizen” — the desire to raise a curious, well-rounded, sensitive, empathic, culturally-aware child makes its way into each area of our lives.  We all know that our world is changing in dynamic ways, and we want to be sure that our child is prepared to keep up with all of the richness and challenges that she’ll encounter in this “global world”.

I feel like global ideas follow me around, they’re everywhere I go, etched into everything I do. In education (my full time job) *and* parenting (my other full time job) the themes of “raising a global child” and “bringing the world into our home” keep coming up. I attended professional development last week, led by Paul Bloomberg of The Core Collaborative (love him!) and he touched on The 16 Habits of Mind, or what research shows to be the consistent behaviors of highly intelligent people.  It hits home with me both professionally and personally, because, well, who doesn’t want to raise up the highly intelligent future (world) citizens?  Not only are many of these habits of mind values that fill up our hearts, but they also really jive with our minds. 🙂   Academically and professionally speaking, some of these habits, such as “listening with understanding and empathy”, “thinking flexibly”, “questioning and posing problems”, “thinking and communicating with clarity”, “creating, imagining, and innovating”, “responding with wonderment and awe”, “taking responsible risks”, and “thinking interdependently”, directly coincide with the International Baccalaureate’s learner profile (I’ve been inspired by the IB for decades!), a set of qualities that IB schools strive to instill in learners: inquirers, communicators, risk takers, balanced, reflective, open-minded, balanced…

All of these educational theories, values really, bring us around to the need, the pull, to  inspire curiosity, open-mindedness, and flexibility of mindset in children.  Navigating our cross-cultural world takes skill and finesse, a proficiency that may seem difficult (or expensive!) to instill in children, but I promise you, it takes nothing more than a commitment to developing a global mindset, getting crafty with resources, a little local (or global!) exploration, and the willingness to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the world for it’s people, for yourself, and for your family.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite, hand picked resources, toys, games, activities, and perspectives in order to “bring the world into your home”. Don’t miss this important blog series, and the chance to win an awesome set of fantastic materials!

One winner will take home the entire bundle, and you’ll receive:

The Barefoot Book of Children, by Tessa Strickland and Kate DePalma (Barefoot Books)

Children of the World Memory Game (Barefoot Books)

Putumayo Kids’ World Party CD (Putumayo, via Barefoot Books)

The Skin You Live In, by Michael Tyler and David Csicsko (Chicago Children’s Museum)

Crayola Multicultural Markers (Crayola)

NYChildren book, by Danny Goldfield

Decorative Language Speech Bubble (The Colorful Berry)

Set of Rainbow Waldorf Multicultural Peg Dolls (The Modern Tot Shoppe)

Eeboo Spanish Bingo (Eeboo)

Eeboo French Bingo (Eeboo)

Eeboo Children of the World 100 Piece Puzzle (Eeboo)

Hello Atlas book, by Ben Handicott (Quarto Knows)

Personalized What a World Placemat (Oopsie Daisy, Fine Art for Kids)

 

I love this quote from Stacie Berdan, and couldn’t have said it better myself: “Global parenting is a mindset; it can take place anywhere and under any circumstances. By taking a proactive role in enhancing your child’s global awareness, you can teach your child to understand and deal with the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Plus it’s fun!”

Enter the giveaway here!

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Links to reviews:

The Skin You Live In & Crayola Multicultural Markers

NYChildren Project & Book

The Barefoot Book of Children

The Hello Atlas, Quarto Knows

Eeboo French and Spanish Bingo Games

Rainbow Waldorf Peg Dolls

Eeboo Children of the World 100 Piece Puzzle

The Colorful Berry Word Art

What a World Placemat

Children of the World Memory Game

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109 thoughts on “Bringing the World Into Your Home for Children — A Giveaway!

    1. Stefanie, The Hello Atlas is GORGEOUS! It was the last addition to the giveaway, and one of my favorites! Watch out for the full review coming soon!

    1. Kelly, The Skin You Live In is lyrical, fun, and introduces children to the beautiful diversity of the world in such an approachable way. Look out for the full review on the blog, coming soon!

  1. So much of what you wrote has spoken to me! I taught at an IB school and loved the citizens we were aiming to “raise”. I love the atlas and all things that raise an awareness of the diversity of our world.

    1. Selena, thank you for sharing! I’m so glad that you’ve found us over at Peace, Love and Literacy! My husband works at an IB school, and I’ve studied the IB curriculum for years. I first learned of it when traveling in China and it’s stuck with me through all of my graduate studies. We just enrolled my daughter for preschool at an IB school (my husband’s school) and we are thrilled with the decision. I, too, love the “work” of raising global citizens! I teach English as a New Language to young language learners in a public elementary school and try to incorporate this mindset all the time. 🙂 I hope you’ll stick around, I think you’ll love the content here. Find us on Facebook and Instagram for exclusive content that never makes it to the blog!

  2. This looks fantastic. Just discovered your blog but looking forward to your upcoming posts on this topic. And thank you for hosting the giveaway! So many wonderful resources!

    1. Jennifer, I’m so glad you’ve found us! I think that all of the content on Peace, Love and Literacy will speak to you! I hope you’ll stick around, and find us on Facebook and Instagram for exclusive content that never makes it to the blog! Good luck in the giveaway!

  3. Alice would absolutely love the Children of the World memory game. One of her favorite things to sing is the end of the “If you’re happy and you know it” song, when they say hello in all the different languages. She’s so cute!

    1. The game is so cute, and really fun! It’s easy to pare down a memory game for young children, by just providing a few cards for matching. We have a Spanish and French bingo game as a prize as well, and we’ve modified our game play when using it, but Violet loves loves loves it! Watch out for the full review on each of these items coming soon!

    1. The Atlas is gorgeous! It was a last minute addition, and I’m so glad I added it. Watch out for the full review coming this week!

  4. I love this so much!!!! We spend so much time in our home talking about how amazing all the differences in people are. This giveaway is super duper making me smile. ?

    1. Thank you, Mary, for sharing! This “work” is so important, I agree. 🙂
      I love talking about diversity, the world, the beauty of it’s people with my students and with my family. Good luck in the giveaway, and I hope you’ll stick around. I think the content of this blog will really resonate with you. Keep an eye on the blog over the next few weeks, for in-depth reviews of all of the items in the giveaway!

  5. Love, love, love this! What a great way to promote cultural diversity and learn about different people of the world.

    1. Hey Sarah! Thank you for visiting Peace, Love and Literacy! I hope you’ll stick around, if this giveaway resonates with you, I’m sure you’ll love the content!

  6. What an amazing blog post and sentiment, great food for thought on how to raise our children. Especially love the Atlas! 🙂

    1. Hi Jules! Thanks for coming by! I’m so glad that you’re excited about the giveaway. I hope you’ll stick around with us, here at Peace, Love and Literacy! If you love this giveaway, I’m sure you’ll love the content. 🙂

    1. Hi Paige! I know how difficult it can be to raise a bilingual baby — we are trying to do the same thing. Keep at it — consistency is key! Good luck in the giveaway, and I hope you’ll stick around at Peace, Love and Literacy!

    1. Jen, we got the set of small and large dolls for my daughter and she is completely and utterly in love with them. You really can’t go wrong! Good luck in the giveaway!

  7. This is so nice, I’m always looking for different books for my daughter. It’s often hard to find characters that look like her.

    1. Hey Amy! We, too, know how important it is to represent all kids in children’s books. It *can* be hard, but you’ve come to the right place. Diverse and inclusive literature is right up our alley. Stick around at Peace, Love and Literacy and you’re sure to find content that will jive with your family!

    1. Erika, Sofie Fatus illustrated this set and the illustrations are so sweet! I love them. She’s done a ton of illustrations for Barefoot Books, and they’re all really lovely.

  8. this is so great! thank you. everything in the giveaway looks wonderful (even for me as the adult). nothing beats playing with your children when you yourself can enjoy the activity and maybe even learn from it 🙂

    1. Stacy, I know! I always choose toys and books for Violet that I will enjoy as well! It makes playing with her that much more fun!

  9. Thank you for bringing Barefoot Books to our community! I’d like to enter in the giveaway and would love to win the bundle!

    1. Hi Shilpa! I’m so happy to have introduced you to Barefoot! Good luck in the giveaway, with taking home even more fabulous loot!

  10. This is such a great giveaway! I have a blog (themixedmamablog.com) that is about our multiracial family (and my kids hair care) and this perfectly aligned with our interests! Hope to win.

    Thanks!
    Nicholette

    1. Nicholette, Thank you so much for entering the giveaway, for your sentiments, and for your sharing! Good luck in the giveaway, and I hope you’ll stick around at Peace, Love and Literacy. We have a multiethnic family as well, and I think the content will really resonate with you!

    1. The Hello Atlas is so beautiful, Jessica! In fact, I picked up a book for my daughter this weekend and when I got home realized it’s also published by Quarto Knows, and I wasn’t surprised that I was drawn to it. Their work is beautiful!

    1. Isn’t the speech bubble so cute?!? It was a last minute addition and I’m so glad I came across it!

    1. It’s really beautiful, and I love that you’re so invested in bringing the world into your granchildren’s home! They’re lucky to have a lady like you in their life!

  11. I think this is a great idea. With the world being so scary for so many I think it’s important to teach our children about different cultures and ways of life so we can all better understand one another.

    1. Hi Beth! Thanks for entering the giveaway. I agree, now more than ever, teaching children about the world, and fostering wonder, awe, and curiosity in them around the world’s people is so important! Stick around on the blog, I think you’ll really like the content!

  12. I would like the Children of the World memory game. A fun way for kids to learn about children all over the world.

  13. I am excited about the Eeboo Children of the World 100 Piece Puzzle! My daughter and I love doing puzzles together and it would be a great learning experience for her as well. 🙂

  14. This is such an important part of growing up for kids. As a teacher I would love to have these materials to use in the classroom!

  15. I am excited about the What a World Placemat. Geography was and still is my worst subject in school (it was never offered in my parochial grade school). I think a placemat or table cloth map would expose children to absorb and take an interest in geography. (and beat me on Jeporady!)

  16. I would love the hello atlas! Or the 100 pc puzzle! Thanks for the chance!!! Awesome giveaway!!! The winner will be very happy!

  17. In the entry form ..the option to follow quartokids on Instagram..I put my Instagram name wrong..it’s @nicky232807 I wrote @nicky232806

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