Over the last few months, I’ve actively been introducing books that reflect racial diversity. I wanted to shake-up the reading experience of my children. In a perfect world that would not be necessary. However, if were to simply select from what’s on offer at my local library, my children would have a limited view of the world. Therefore, I now order books online, purchase at book events and request books from other branches in my borough. I’m super excited to be a part of the Read Around the World Summer Reading Series hosted by Multicultural Kids Blog. It encouraged me to go beyond race and seek books with stories from other cultures. Tales From Around The World is a good read for summer time, especially if you’re not travelling abroad.
My children are aged 2.5 and 4.5, so, we have not explored the geography the countries that the stories come from. However, as a summer time activity, it would be a wonderful experience for older children to explore the countries and their culture. Reading Tales From Around The World would be a wonderful way to initiate multicultural experiences for little ones. I borrowed my copy from the library. However revised edition can be purchased on Amazon. Please visit the summer reading pinterest board to find out what gems members from the Multicultural Kids Network have found, alternatively visit the Multicultural Kids Blog. If you are new to the The Tiger Tales you can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
What will you be reading with your children this summer?