giving children a global view

Moore, Thomas
November 2003
Scholastic Parent & Child;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p44
The article provides suggestions for parents to introduce their child to the world with songs, stories and books. As children begin to understand the difference between "here" and "other places," it gives them a starting point for understanding differences of all kinds. In this generation, it's especially important for children to learn about other people, places and ways of doing things. The ability to relate to people who are different is not just a useful trait--it's a necessity. Young children need to develop strong relationships with the adults in their lives to feel good about themselves, their friends, and the new people they will meet. Once a child knows songs from his own family and culture, he'll recognize when he hears new songs from other cultures.


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