Skills to Practice this Month
- Talk to your child about different cultures and provide opportunities for your child to learn about other cultures.
- Explore the holidays, foods, and traditions of different cultures. Listen to music and explore the instruments used to make music in various cultures.
Set aside one night a week to experience a new culture. Choose a culture to explore, cook its food, play games from the area, have your child make decorations that represent the culture, and share facts you and your child have learned.
The library has many, many books with folktales from around the world. Check some out to share together.
Explore with your child a holiday that you might not normally celebrate. Learn about the holiday, who celebrates it, where it is celebrated, how it is celebrated, what foods are eaten, what gifts are given, etc. and celebrate the holiday together.
Do you know a family whose culture is different from your own? Invite them over for dinner or to play and have the children share information about themselves, their families, and their lives. Children will learn about a new culture, discover how much they have in common, and make new friends.