Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
I have long been a fan of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World, the bible (or Torah, Koran or Baghavad Gita in the true global spirit) for raising global citizens who will become the next generation of leaders, thinkers, doers and dreamers. The book is a call to action to raise children to be at home in the world, as it is packed with abundant resources and practical ideas for both parents and teachers.
Fun and informative, the book introduces us to concepts like what the arts can help kids learn from a global perspective, that being a friend is the foundation to be a global citizens, (as well as things to be sensitive to in making intercultural friends), and fun facts like “What did we learn from the Arabs?” (As someone married to an Arab, I was fascinated to learn all the things on the list like guitar, alcohol and the number zero). Read more