This Is How We Do It
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In many ways we are the same. In small, yet fascinating ways we are different. In This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World, your kindergartner gets a snapshot of what a normal day looks like for seven kids from Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia. From the homes they live in and the schools they attend to the games they play, This Is How We Do It will give your child a peek into the traditions that may differ and the patterns that remain the same.
By: Matt Lamothe
Size: 9 x 12 in
Publication: May 2017
We enjoyed reading this book this year. I thought it was a good introduction to the idea of other cultures - that not everyone in the world does things the same way we do. However, to me it was just lacking something in terms of readability and interest. We read through it once, over several weeks, and probably will never touch it again.
We found the way that worked best for us was to read one spread a week and use the world scrunch map that Timberdoodle sells to locate the countries of each of the children and their families in the story. We plan to repeat this item next year as well.
My kids and I love going through this book one country at a time, and looking up the things we don't know in the glossary at the back. I think we will likely go through it multiple times with a different focus, and maybe try some of the meals, etc.
We incorporated this book with our geography lessons and my kids loved it. Even my teenager loved learning about the different cultures.
This is a fun twist on a bedtime story, opening your child’s eyes to how different cultures live.