Didn’t you always want to be a world traveler? Visit lands that are far off and see different cultures and try different foods? While it may difficult to go there physically, it doesn’t mean we can’t learn about those different countries and take our own virtual trips there.
Use this printable passport for kids to keep track of the countries you learn about. Make them feel like they’re really traveling to another country as you stamp their passport.
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We used the “Living In…” series from Ready-to-Read to learn about Russia. Ready-to-Read books touch on all different topics, such as exciting nonfiction, beloved characters, and fan favorites! Help your child learn to read with these fun readers.
We learned that Russia is the biggest country in the world, and it spans 11 time zones because it is so large. Siberia makes up three-quarters of the land in Russia, while only 27% of the population live there.
We learned what a child’s day would be like in Russia and the food they’d eat. They go through the capital city and large landmarks.
The book talked about Peter the Great and what he did for Russia. The book was easy to digest for a child and gave them enough information to answer the comprehension questions at the end of each book, but not too detailed to overwhelm them.
The Ready-to-Read books are leveled so you can see what reading level is appropriate for your child.
The three books I had were level 2 and 3. You can see a marked difference in the Level 3 books as it becomes more detailed, and the sentence structure and length of the book increases and becomes more difficult.
Printable Passport for Kids
No matter what country you visit, use this printable passport to keep track of the countries you learn about. Just as you would have a stamp in your passport for each country you’d visit, you can add a stamp to this printable passport for each country you learn about.
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Things to research about each country
- Find the country on the map: What continent is it on? What oceans are near it? What countries are its neighbor?
- Draw the country’s flag, find the capital city, and learn about its national language, government, and religion.
- What are the famous landmarks that would be seen by tourists? See if you can visit them through Google Maps.
- What type of clothes do local people wear and what are their favorite foods? See if you can make a recipe from another country.
- Watch a documentary where you can see the different culture in that country. My kids love these!
There are so many things to learn about new countries, the people, the places, and traditions that take place can differ greatly from ours.
Favorite Geography Books
Along with these easy readers, these other geography books were enjoyed by all of my kids.
Adventures in Ancient China (Good Times Travel Agency)Adventures in Ancient Egypt (Good Times Travel Agency)If you were me and lived in… Mexico: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the WorldIf you were me and lived in… South Korea: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures around the World (Volume 3)
Teach your child about other kids from around the world with the “Living In…” series from Ready-to-Read. These easy-to-read leveled reading books so they can understand it at their level.
Once you click on the link, it will automatically download to the downloads folder on your device.
What country will you learn about next? You don’t need an airplane to travel the world.
Read the other Ready-to-Read books about other countries like South Korea, South Africa, and Egypt.