Many books, both fiction and non-fiction, offer a different look at the world.
Sharing them can allow you grandchild to ‘live’ in a different part of the world or even the universe.
Some authors specialize in creating historically accurate books which have a real international appeal.
Learn about the world while staying at home
You can’t travel to every inch of the globe, but you can read about it.
Imagine putting an hour away once a week to discover a new and exciting country and, imagine how wonderful it will be to share that with your grandchildren.
There are no mysteries left in the world thanks to the internet.
We can now Google a remote, far away village on the other side of the world and instantly know what the people wear, what they eat, and how unique their lives are.
Develop a more compassionate, deeper understanding of other cultures
Knowledge is power, as they say, but not the power to control or dominate.
Learning about other cultures will give your grandchildren the power to understand why others are different.
This gives them a deeper and broader appreciation of the diversity of humankind.
Being knowledgeable about other places and people not only gives you the opportunity to share something magical, but it will broaden your grandchildren’s mind.
Investigate the world: A fun game to share with your grandchildren
If you have a globe of the world, why not play this fun game –
Take it in turn to spin the globe
Set the timer to 10 minutes (longer for younger children)
Using the computer or smart phone, the person who finds the most facts about the particular country chosen wins!