Thursday, October 21, 2010

Children Around the World

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 Oct17_PaperDoll2 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:

Oct17_PaperDoll4I am linking this post to StArt hosted by A Mommy’s Adventures.

8 comments:

johanna said...

oooohh im going to have to add this to my wish list it looks really good thanks

Julie said...

I love this idea! Very cute dolls!

Debbie said...

Very cute dolls. I have this book on my list of books I want to read with Selena, I guess I need to be more proactive and look for it.

Christy said...

That book sounds great. I'll have to look for it.

We have a little doll family here with those cutouts too. Fun!

Our Homeschool Fun said...

Thank you for another great book title. This would be a great book for our history studies right now.

Anna's doll family is precious:-).

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the people from around the world. You did an awesome job.

love2teach2day said...

Love the dolls! And the geography link! ;)

Crunchy and Green said...

I love her doll family. We are going to have to try this, it looks like such fun!