We live in a small southern town in the U.S.A. with not many cultural opportunities. Unlike bigger cities such as, Chicago, Los Angeles or NYC that have major festivals, and are a melting pot of cultures. However, as a parent raising a global citizen it’s as simple as seeking out opportunities! Opportunities to have your child exposed to the music, food, arts, and books of other cultures.
I’m super excited to be participating in Creative World of Varya’s A-Z of Raising Global Citizens. My letter is “O” for opportunity!
Host a Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta for Kids! Play Latin music, and feast on Latin cuisine!
Visit cultural and international festivals! Meet, greet, and eat the food of other countries. Watch cultural performances and look at different country’s exhibit.
Host a Chinese New Years Kids Culture Party or a cultural playdate! The first time I did this I invited a Chinese student from a local university to visit our home.
Join a cultural family swap! Meet families from other countries and exchange parcels of items from your country and send to each other. This give the children an opportunity to see and read first hand of a family living in another country.
Listen to music in another language! A Little Mandarin is an excellent choice to train your child’s ear to Mandarin.
Did you enjoy this post?? Take a look at the participating blogs of the A-Z of Raising Global Citizens below.
In these Series 24 bloggers of Multicultural Kid Blogs Community got together to share ideas and tips on Raising Global Citizens. Follow us from June 1st to June 26th as we share a letter of the alphabet and an idea associated with it over at Raising Global Citizen Series page!
Creative World of Varya = Bilingual Avenue = The European Mama = Melibelle in = Smart Tinker = Good To Be Mom = Marie’s Pastiche = Third Culture Mama = Tiny Tapping Toes = All Done Monkey = Russian Step By Step = Multilingual Parenting = In The Playroom = Rue Du Belvedere = Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes = La Cité des Vents = Faith Seeker Kids = World Languages = The Piri-Piri Lexicon = Healthy Child, Global Mind = Mama Smiles = The Art Curator for Kids = Words n Needles = Multicultural Kitchen = Crazy Little Family Adventures
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