Embracing a Healthy Family: Awarding Winning Families of Philippines and Families of Germany DVD Giveaway 10/10 - Closed

Awarding Winning Families of Philippines and Families of Germany DVD Giveaway 10/10 - Closed

Have you heard of the award winning series Families of the World?  It's a great look into the families of other countries to learn about a day in the life of kids.  These were just released on September 20th and are well worth looking into as it was not only educational but entertaining to see how life is in other families, how they compare to our lives and how they differ.  The series consists of 27 titles and are still growing enabling our little ones to see what life is like globally.  Each one is narrated by kids which always provides a draw to other kids.


The usual arrangement is to follow two children from differing households, one urban and one rural, to see what their routines are, to note the similarities and differences not only from each other but also with the child watching from their respective country.

The first one we watched was Families of Philippines which includes over 7,100 islands.  It was interesting watching how minimal the rural living conditions were for the 13 year old star of this one.  Their school was more modern than their living conditions and one thing I noticed in both the Germany and this DVD is kids are taught English, they speak great English and signs are even posted in English.  It's an interesting contrast to life in the US as well as with Families of Germany.

In Families of German, there was another seven year old, as was in Families of Philippines.  It's amazing to see how these kids have it "harder" than children in the US typically do.  It was interesting seeing how they celebrate Halloween versus how we celebrate it with the 10 year old host of this segment.  This was equally as entertaining and educational.

Families of the World is recommended for children between the ages of 5 through 11 and retails for $29.95.  I think it's good for any age and my four year old was entertained as well as I.  It's a great series to not only educate on different cultures but it also should teach some lessons in appreciation as not all kids live a comfortable life.  Each DVD includes a free PDF Teacher's Guide which features the scripts, copy-ready maps, discussion, activity guides, recipes, glossaries and more.

To order, call 1-800-765-5885 or visit www.familiesoftheworld.com.

*Disclosure:  I received complimentary copies of both DVDs for this review.  My opinions are of my own.

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