Read the World: Latin America

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

Hola! Shall we head to Latin America, friends?

Everything you need to have some fun and learn plenty, too, is included below.

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Come on, Latin America awaits:

The Challenge

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Read at least one book that takes place in Latin America. Chapter 11 of Give Your Child the World has plenty of ideas for you to choose from!

Along with your books, here are some video clips to watch and learn from:

The Videos

Disclaimer: Please preview to determine which clips are best for your family.

Just click the picture to be taken to the clip!

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(Learn the Months in Spanish; 1 min.; 6+)

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(The Countries of the World Song – The Americas; 4 min.; 4+))

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(Peru: Machu Picchu – Travel Kids in South America; 7 min.; 4+)


The Recipes

In each post I’ve been providing links to a few recipes so you can take your global explorations into the kitchen. With these choices you can get a little spicy, and then fry up some “bakes” for dessert (or brunch!).


Spiced corn on the cob, Mexico


Pineapple Horchata, Nicaragua


Carne Asada, Paraguay


Black Beans and Rice, Costa Rica


Caribbean fry bakes (Saint Lucia)


The Printables

Note: If you missed the global book log and other start-up printables for the club, you’ll find those in this post.

Click the image below to download the maps of Latin America:

2 maps: 1 labelled, 1 blank

2 maps: 1 labelled, 1 blank


Optional Extras

A few fun extras you may want to choose from:


Putumayo Presents Mexico


Latin America Geo Puzzle


Magic Tree House Research Guide – Rain Forests


The Everything Kids Spanish Book


FINAL Stop: Australia/Oceania/Polar Regions!

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Head to Chapter 12 of Give Your Child the World to choose your books for Australia/Oceania/The Polar Regions, our final destination! 

What do you have planned for your Latin American explorations? Feel free to tell us in the comments or with #GiveYourChildtheWorld on social media!

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About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.


  1. There are so many awesome things to learn about in South America! We absolutely love reading about the Nazca lines, the Aztecs, the Mayans, and the Amazon rainforest. It’s such an amazing continent.
    Shelly’s latest post: 5 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids

  2. Hi Jamie! Having a blast over here with Latin America week already! We just watched the videos, and one of our goals for this week is to learn the months of the year song so we can sing it for Daddy! We’d already decided on Spanish as a language to study together as a family, so when I saw in Chapter 11 you wrote about an app that teaches foreign languages for free (!) I got really excited. Would you mind sharing what that app is? I’d be so grateful!

  3. OK – I LOVE View Pure – and love that you are using it on these blog posts!!!!
    but I do have a question – how do you get the video to show up in the post the way it does for a regular youtube video? Mine is just showing up as links. I’d love to share this and avoid all the junk on my site too! Thanks 🙂

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