Hooked on Books: Travel the World this Summer with Kids’ Books – #teachmetuesday By Joanne Sallay
With summer vacation on the horizon, school will become a distant memory for students. While the classrooms will soon be vacant, the learning does not need to stop. One of the most popular recommendations from teachers for the summer is to read. Whether your kids are enjoying some time at home, heading off to camp, or packing up for a family holiday, there are countless books to keep them company.
The secret is to make reading exciting and tap into interesting subjects. In the spirit of summer, my topic of choice is travel. For all the young explorers who want to discover the world, here are three books that deliver culture and adventure from the comfort of home.
Written and Illustrated by Paul Covello
For Ages: Baby-5
For all young Torontonians, what better way to learn ABCs over the summer than with a board book about their very own city? A is for AGO, B is for Blue Jays, C is for Casa Loma, and the list goes on. Warning: this book may inspire some family field trips and is the perfect staycation guidebook.
An Armadillo in New York
Written and Illustrated by Julie Kraulis
For Ages: 5-9
Fans of An Armadillo in Paris are in luck. Arlo is now on his second adventure where he takes a bite out of the Big Apple. Equipped again with his grandfather’s travel journal, this armadillo is ready for excitement. The passages are filled with clues, but this time the quest is to find Lady Liberty. In this scavenger hunt across New York City, young readers will visit famous landmarks and learn all about the history, architecture and culture.
Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas
By National Geographic Kids
For Ages: 9-12
Do you have young travel seekers at home? Be sure to check out this world atlas from National Geographic Kids. It’s enriched with maps, games and activities to keep kids engaged and excited about learning. The perfect resource to travel the world without booking a plane ticket.
Joanne Sallay is a Director at Teachers on Call, a personalized home tutoring service with over 30 years of experience, providing one-on-one instruction in all subjects and grades. Visit Teachers on Call at www.teachersoncall.ca