I love inspiring my son to learn new things through pages of a book. Books that stir up curiosity and teach him about other cultures, traditions, foods and lifestyles from around the world are my personal favorites. If you're not up for a long plane ride to a far off land, you can still show your child the world through these beautiful and informative books. Here are some of my favorites for kids of all ages:
I have a million pictures of Zay and Jamie reading books because they're the sweetest moments.
This book is for the littlest baby, showing the different ways little ones are carried and held throughout the world.
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Ages 0-2 (board book)
A beautiful book of babies around the world to expose your child to little ones that look and dress different from them.
Also available in an English/Spanish version: https://amzn.to/2GDCgfo
Ages 0-2 (board book)
GLOBAL BABY BEDTIMES
Show your little one bedtime routines and how they are cuddled and snuggled around the world.
Ages 0-3 (board book)
WHOEVER YOU ARE
This book is a simple one that illustrates the similarities and differences of people around the world beautifully. My favorite part is that the author shows that pain and blood are the same no matter where you're from or who you are, which sounds weird out of context, but it's a beautiful and important lesson to learn.
English/Spanish version available as well: https://amzn.to/2EjzuKd
HERE WE ARE
It's not easy explaining the universe and planet earth to little kids, but this beautifully written and illustrated book, does it. It covers everything in a simplified way, from the ocean, to animals, to the people that inhabit the earth. For how well written it is, it's a million times more visually stunning.
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
I love this book. It walks you through a day in the lives of seven children all over the world and shows what they eat, how they get to school, what they wear, where they sleep, and so much more. It digs deeper than everyday stereotypes and illustrates our similarities and differences beautifully and concisely.
This book celebrates languages from all over the world. Featuring 100 languages from well-known and widely spoken languages, to lesser-known indigenous languages, this book shows children in their home town, city, or village doing ordinary things and speaking their native language.
IF THE WORLD WERE A VILLAGE
This book boils the world down to just 100 people and illustrates the breakdown of citizens on topics from food security to religion to health.
IF YOU LIVED HERE: HOUSES OF THE WORLD
This book goes through houses from all over the world, from yurts, to boat houses, to houses carved out of mountains. Teach your little one (and yourself for that matter) about different dwellings and why houses in certain regions are built the way they are.
A YEAR FULL OF STORIES
This book is a collection of myths, stories, and legends from around the world. It's broken down into 12 chapters for each month with a story for every week of the year. Some of the stories are a little gruesome, so if you have a sensitive child, maybe read the story yourself before reading them outloud to your child.
THE TRAVEL BOOK
This is a great way to travel throughout the world through the pages of a book. With The Travel Book, you can dig deeper and teach your child about every country through beautiful photos and interesting facts.
THE CULTURED CHEF
This is a beautiful cookbook for the young chef in your house. If you have a child who enjoys cooking, this would be a great book to help explore different dishes around the world.
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