In 2021, we are kicking off a monthly curated list of multicultural items we've hand picked to make it fun and easy to explore world cultures with kids!
This January, we are focusing on some of our favorite products that we've found - many of which we have used personally - including books, toys, a map, and more!
Keep reading for 9 of our top recommendations for getting started with exploring world cultures with kids!
"To Be A Kid" by Maya Ajmera & John Ivanko
This book is a classic, and features beautiful pictures of children around the world just being kids!
"Global Babies / Bebes del Mundo" by The Global Fund for Children
We had this board book when the boys were tiny and they loved looking at all of the multicultural babies! I also love the simple, calming, and BILINGUAL text!
"Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes" by Mem Fox
This book is just darling. I has sweet illustrations and each baby has something that sets it apart, but they all have the same number of fingers and toes.
Crayola Multicultural Colors Markers
These washable, multicultural skin-tone markers are an essential for creating art that represents a diverse world!
New Sprouts Multicultural Foods Play Set
This play set packs a lot of cultural foods into a small package, and it can add a lot of fun to dramatic play time!
Children of the World Puzzle by Crocodile Creek
This colorful puzzle shows children from 18 different cultures! It comes in a sturdy box and it's also eco-friendly!
Taj Mahal Sand Mold by Hape
My boys LOVE sand molds and the world landmark sand molds by Hape are their favorites! They also have molds for the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, and more!
Kid's Map by Round World Products
This is the map my kids love! It's bright and colorful and has little icons that are associated with the different world cultures!
I Never Forget A Face Memory & Matching Game by Eeboo
I love using this game to introduce kids to the concept of similarities and differences between the multicultural children depicted on the cards.
Do you have an item that has helped you get started exploring world cultures with kids? Let us know in the comments! Happy exploring!