The “spring” holidays are over! In preparation for this wonderful season – many families were very busy – getting the house ready for company, shopping for new clothes, and most likely doing some cooking. Each family has their own set of traditions – but sharing stories and remembering past gatherings are probably on everybody’s list.
In today’s busy world, and with our use of more and more technology, we have to select how we spend our time carefully. A possible result of this is limiting what we know about others and their traditions.
Today’s suggestion is to introduce the kids to a fun research project. It will also help them develop their critical thinking skills. Let them select another culture to learn about. The project can begin by looking at a map of the world. Let the kids select a country and then do some investigating. Ask the who, what, when, where, why and how questions of both the other culture’s traditions and their own. Have them compare and contrast traditions in the other culture to their own. Use that information to create a dialogue with your kids about what they discovered.