Fun activities for preschoolers learning about their world

I recently read about a stay at home mom previously 

teacher who traveled with her husband, 3, 2 and 7 month old 

baby to Hong Kong because her husband was going to 

teach for a semester. Wow right? 

They rode subway trains, ate Chinese, went for dim sum, spent afternoons at islands and beaches, shopped at open air markets just to name a few..

Long story short, the parents and the kids had an interesting yet fantastic time. 

Even though their crazy adventure required an intense amount of planning both before and during their stay, the children learned a lot about their world in only 5 months. 

So you too might ask yourself, 

What can I do to teach my kids about the world without traveling around it, especially if they are so young?

How to teach preschoolers about the world

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1. Read Aloud to your Kids

Books about travel or different cultures from your local library or amazon are helpful. Be prepared for questions. We enjoy a biliangual book called, Mi Familia Calaca/My Skeleton Family by Cynthia Weil.

2. Explore Puzzles, Songs and World Soccer Games

I've found that one of the best ways to teach my oldest about history or geography is by doing puzzles together. Then soon enough your preschooler will be doing the puzzle themselves! 

If you know the 'fifty nifty states' song, sing it to your child during a road trip. I'll have to share a video of my husband singing the 'fifty nifty states' song. Stay tuned...

I have friends who live, breath and play tons of soccer and watch teams from all over the world. World leadership skills in action!

3. Bring the world to your door

A subscription box. Have you heard of Little Passports? This is a cool, well known company founded by two moms that deliver quality educational materials right to your home. We receive the Little Passports Early Explorers subscription plan, which has perfect activities for preschoolers. It was a wonderful gift from our Tia last year for Christmas.

 "This is one gift that truly keeps on giving."

So as a stay-at-home mom a few days a week with my 2 and 4 year old, Little Passports has made it a great way to build our home preschool kit.

Little Passports Early Explorers is unique. It creates a fun way for my son to not only learn about the world but to encourage his curiosity about other cultures. The beautiful thing is that it gives the siblings a chance to experience the joy of learning about new cultures. It has been so fun to watch my son get so excited to see his new package or our new adventure in the mail.

After you receive your child's traveler's kit, they will be introduced to a new monthly theme. 

In the themed boxes you'll receive

  • a 20-page activity book
  • souvenirs
  • flashlight adventures
  • stickers and wall decals

Themes include
  • music 
  • art
  • food
  • world geography
  • landmarks
  • animals 

Here are the monthly activity booklets

Here is our food month delivery, (not all contents are shown)

The food memory card game you see above gives us the opportunity to talk about different cultural foods from the US, Mexico, Asia, and Europe. Our favorites are sushi, tacos, fish and chips and meringue cakes. We played food memory almost every night after dinner for a week!

Here he colors his animal activity book while his sister takes a nap.

I love how this activity box inspires him to take the learning further all on his own. 

Little Passports has three amazing subscription options, Early Explorers for 3-5 year olds, World Edition for 6-10 year olds, and USA Edition for 7-12 year olds

Remember each subscription includes monthly packages that are packed with activities to keep your kids reading, creating, learning, and discovering all year long! It's the perfect gift!

Shop or gift today and save 15% on ALL subscription plans with code EARLYBIRD. Hurry, this exclusive sale ends June 13th!

Wishing you a summer full of exploration and adventure!

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