Reading Review: Raising Global Citizens
January 23, 2012Posted by on
Growing Up Global, Raising Children to Be At Home in the World by Homa Sabet Tavangar
The world we live in is becoming more interconnected every day. From those living in diverse communities to those living abroad – the benefits of being aware of and comfortable with other cultures are numerous. This book offers a ton of great resources for teaching our children to be “at home in the world”. It also gives fun and creative (and practical) ideas for actually using knowledge of other countries and cultures to meet people and make friends with people who are quite different from us.
From owning a globe to using chop sticks to giving to those in need (locally and globally) – every chapter is full of ways to teach and implement a global mindset in our daily lives.
I love all that this book offers and plan to reference it again and again in the future – as well as check out several of the suggested resources. I wouldn’t, however, call it a “fun” book to read. It’s extremely informative but those are often the sort of books I have to make myself sit down and finish.
My poor attention span aside, this is a book I would recommend for anyone who wants to teach their children to be accepting and loving and knowledgeable of other people – and it’s a great book to help grown ups to do the same.
Check it out on Amazon.