Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Around the World

One Holiday, 10 Different Ways


It’s fun for kids (and us) to learn about how other cultures celebrate the holidays.  This infographic, which I found here, offers a peek into the ways in which 10 different cultures celebrate Christmas. 

Bridging the Cultural Gap


Exposing kids to a wide variety of cultures from a young age helps them begin to appreciate differences, build understanding and begin to think about a world that is much larger than their familiar community.  What’s more, by exposing kids to other cultures, we help reduce ethnocentricity and begin to bridge the cultural gap.  A worthy endeavor, to be sure. 

For the Greater Good


We are raising the next generation of world problem-solvers and peacekeepers.  Help expand your child’s horizons by helping her see the bigger picture.  There’s much more than meets the eye in sharing about world cultures with our kids!

Happy Holidays!

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2 comments:

bwcagrl said...

It's great to talk about Christmas Around the World in a group of Christians, but in a mixed group of Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Christian children we are expanding the conversation and experience. Instead of focusing on one holiday, we are inviting everyone to share the holidays they celebrate no matter what time of year. So from Hindu children we learn about Diwali, from Muslim children we learn about Ramadan and Eid, from Jewish children about Yom Kippur, and yes Christmas from Christian children. In that way we are not excluding children of other faiths as well as cultures. And we are not expecting Muslim children to enjoy making Christmas ornaments or crafts they have no use for. By expanding the conversation and experiences, we make more room for understanding, mutual respect and hopefully lasting relationships that will influence our future leaders.

Kidlutions(tm): Solutions for Kids said...

I LOVE that. This is exactly what I had hoped to hear about. How other schools/homes open up the conversations about celebrations that take place around the globe, in different cultures and withing different traditions. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing!
~Wendy

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