What’s On Our World Peace Shelf — Children of the World Cards

To find out why I started this series, check out World Peace Shelf.

To read other posts in this series, check out Multicultural Nesting DollsInternational Children Magnets with World Map“Peace” & Peacekeeper CardsTrades of HopeWorld Bank, & 15 Books for Teaching Diversity.

children of the world cards

To finish off our World Peace shelf, I found these gorgeous Children of the World Cards by Etsy shop TanglewoodHollow.  Each card shows one child along with a picture of the continent and the name of the country the child is from.  The children all look very different, and L enjoys laying out all of the cards side by side and telling me if the child is a boy or a girl.  I tell her what country each child is from, and she is even starting to match some of them with her International Children Magnets when they are wearing similar clothing.  We have also occasionally combined our globe with this work so we can match the continents to where they are in the world.  L loves looking at all of the children, and she easily spends 20+ minutes at a time with them.  Seeing children that are just like her but slightly different helps her to understand that people everywhere deserve kindness and compassion — a fitting end to our World Peace Shelf.

“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.”  ~Maria Montessori

[If you cannot find the items listed in the Etsy shop, message the shop owner to request them!]


6 thoughts on “What’s On Our World Peace Shelf — Children of the World Cards

  1. This is a great idea! We see a lot of different cultures where we live (NJ), but it’s not connected to different parts of the world. The cards would tie it all together. Well done, mama!

  2. I love this idea. How better to teach children that we are all different but we are all the same? As they get older, it will be easy for them to make friends from other cultures. As a teacher, I found my students were kind and accepting of students who were different, but I think they needed my example to make it OK because there are so many negative examples in our society.

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