Anna first read Children Around the World by Donata Montanari when she was visiting grandparents. I thought that the book sounded interesting, so I got it from the library here too. Each spread has a picture of a child from a certain place and a little information about the child’s everyday life told in the first person. It was interesting to have spreads from less common locations, such as Bolivia and Tanzania.
Since Anna liked to decorate paper dolls last week, I decided to link geography and art together and make a couple more paper dolls that would be dressed like children in this book. She chose a Tanzanian girl and an American boy. Both kids have dark skin in the book, but Anna was not interested in painting their skin brown. She really enjoyed “making clothes” – I drew outlines on the paper and felt and she cut it out. She said that these two are parents of “a child in a colorful coat” that she had made last week and has a lot of fun playing with her international family:
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