Learning about culture at a young age helps a child understand what makes us unique. Try these exciting ways to teach your kids about cultural diversity.
Culture is a beautiful thing. It connects us and allows individuals to stand out in a wonderful way. Teaching kids about diversity at a young age is important since it helps them better understand those around them. As you search for the best ways to promote this, try out new and exciting ways to teach your kids about cultural diversity.
Study a Language
One of the best ways to learn about a culture is by studying the language. While some use similar letters and sounds to English, others use entirely different symbols and sounds with a historical background. Investigate local classes the two of you can take together to begin grasping the basics, or search out children-friendly shows and music where the language you want to study is dominant.
Listen to Music
While the lyrics can help you and your child better understand the language, the music itself also says a lot about a culture. Some songs are vital to ceremonies, celebrations, and holidays. Additionally, some cultures may use different instruments you won’t hear in other types of music.
Cook a Meal
Every culture has various traditional dishes, and some even surround customs. First, sit down with your child and decide on a single culture you’d like to study; you may want to pull up a world map or continent to see all your choices. After doing this, research common dishes cooked by people of that background.
If you want to study Polish culture, do a deep dive into what Kielbasa is and the best ways to cook it. You’ll find that there are various types of this sausage, and some are most common around specific holidays.
Study the Flags
Another great way to study culture is by learning what each country’s flag is and what the colors and design mean. The two of you could create fun flashcards with various flags and match the country name to the flag design. A flag is one of many key items that help identify a country, and often, those colors, stars, animals, or other symbols hold a significant meaning.
Celebrate a Holiday
One of the most exciting ways to teach your kids about cultural diversity is to honor a holiday together. By joining the celebration, you and your kiddo can experience the cultural music, taste the foods, and sometimes even see traditional outfits.
Depending on your area, you may be able to see a celebration in person, but if you can’t, hop online and search for videos so that you can virtually partake in it. By learning about the culture together, the two of you can learn how difference makes us beautiful!