My son has so much fun learning and discovering new countries around the world. Especially Egypt!
I also read to him Welcome to Egypt (Welcome to the World) by Patrick Ryan. This book although geared towards children ages 7 and up was useful to show him pictures of how people in Egypt live.
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Republic
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Arabic
MONEY: Egyptian pound, guinay
AREA: 386,662 square miles (1,001,449 square kilometers)
MAJOR MOUNTAIN RANGES: Eastern Highlands
MAJOR RIVER: Nile
About 90 percent of Egyptians are Muslim, which means they are followers of the Islam religion. Islam dominates Egyptian society. About 10 percent of Egyptians are Copts, one of the oldest branches of the Christian religion.
Egypt’s population is growing rapidly. This puts strains on Egypt’s resources, since most people live in a narrow strip of land along the Nile River. Having so many people in such a small area causes overcrowding everywhere, from schools to apartment buildings to hospitals.
Children are highly valued in Egypt, especially in rural areas where they help on family farms. Children are also expected to look after their parents in their old age.