Read the World: Asia

Read the World_ ASIA
Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

Here we go! We’re heading to Asia this week, and everything you need to eat, study, read and explore is listed below:

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If you’re just joining us: My new book, Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time, is your passport to reading around the world–now and all year long!

Here’s our itinerary for the rest of the summer:

Mon, Aug 8th – Latin America Week
Mon, Aug 15th – Australia/Oceania/Polar Regions Week
Mon, Aug 22nd – A global link up for all families to take part in!
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Check out the comment I got earlier this week on this fun Facebook thread:

“I’ll be honest, I was intending on skipping straight to the book lists in Chapters 5+. (But) I’m reading, enjoying, and loving every word from the beginning!”

It makes my heart so, so happy to hear how Give Your Child the World has touched your hearts, and it’s the perfect time to invest in a copy as a new school year approaches!

And if you’ve been reading your way around the world with us, make sure you take a peek at Sarah’s wrap-up of Middle East week, and see you back here Monday for our journey across Asia.

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In today’s post: Spanish for beginners, inspiration for living with Asperger’s, tips for banishing worry, a WWII scrapbook and several more titles–click through to download!

All of the resources below were available free or on offer at the time this post was put together, but keep in mind that Amazon freebies/deals change rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you. I’d also recommend double-checking that the price hasn’t changed before clicking to order!

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Read the World: Middle East

Read the World: Middle East
Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

Ready to head to the Middle East this week? Let’s do it: books, videos, recipes and more await below!

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We’re reading our way around the world using my new book, Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time, as our travel guide.

Here’s our itinerary for the rest of the summer:

Mon, Aug 1st – Asia Week
Mon, Aug 8th – Latin America Week
Mon, Aug 15th – Australia/Oceania/Polar Regions Week
Mon, Aug 22nd – A global link up for all families to take part in!
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Weekend homeschool links

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Prince Edward Island, Canada–with its tea, its views, and its history–COMPLETELY stole my heart last week! If you’ve ever dreamt of a visit to Anne’s Island, I made this video field trip for you!

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We’re halfway through the Read the World Summer Book Club and what a joy it’s been to see all the ways you’re making good use of Give Your Child the World!

For those of you who are participating, I wanted to sweeten the pot a little: All families who join our global link-up on August 22nd will receive an extra entry when it comes time to draw winners for this amazing lineup of prizes!

Plus, remember if your book selections all come from my book, you get another entry, too! Sign up here to make sure you don’t miss the prize entry form at the end of the summer!

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