Read the World: Europe

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

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Welcome back to the Read the World Summer Book Club.

Ready to head to Europe this week? I can’t wait – let’s go!

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Just joining us?

sidebarWe’re on a global excursion all summer long, using my new book, Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time, as our travel guide.

We’d love to have you join us at any point along the way.

Head here for the details of how to get started and jump straight in with Europe week below! 

The Calendar:

(If you’re just joining us, click the post links below to travel to the other “destinations” in the series we’ve already visited!)

Mon, July 11th – Europe Week (Ch 7, Number the Stars)** We are here!
Mon, July 18th – North America Week (Ch 10)
Mon, July 25th – Middle East Week (Ch 9)

Mon, Aug 1st – Asia Week (Ch 8)
Mon, Aug 8th – Latin America Week (Ch 11)
Mon, Aug 15th – Australia/Oceania/Polar Regions Week (Ch 12)
Mon, Aug 22nd – A global link up for all families to take part in!

Now let’s read our way across Europe, one book at a time!

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Growing up in South Africa

Growing up in

I hope that you’ve enjoyed giving your children the world this week as we’ve read our way across Africa together. And what better way to wrap up the week than to interview a family living on that continent!

So today I’m thrilled to bring you this interview with the wonderful se7en Family from Fish Hoek, South Africa.

I know you’re going to love hearing from them! 

And remember, we’ll be looking to hear from YOUR FAMILY on Aug. 22 in our global link up–details here!

But until then, have fun reading about this family of ten, the baboons that visit their garden, and the eleven languages spoken in their country:

Growing up around the world: A SimpleHomechool.net series

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Read the World: Africa

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

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Welcome back to the Read the World Summer Book Club!

Ready to head to Africa together? Grab your passport and plane ticket and let’s do this!

Summer Book Club sidebar

Just joining us?

sidebarWe’re on a global excursion all summer long, using my new book, Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time, as our travel guide.

We’d love to have you join us at any point along the way.

Head here for the details of how to get started and jump straight in with Africa week below! 

The Calendar:

(If you’re just joining us, click the post links below to visit other “destinations” in the series!)

Mon, July 4th – Africa Week (Ch 6, Bring the Rain) ** We are here!
Mon, July 11th – Europe Week (Ch 7)
Mon, July 18th – North America Week (Ch 10)
Mon, July 25th – Middle East Week (Ch 9)

Mon, Aug 1st – Asia Week (Ch 8)
Mon, Aug 8th – Latin America Week (Ch 11)
Mon, Aug 15th – Australia/Oceania/Polar Regions Week (Ch 12)
Mon, Aug 22nd – A global link up for all families to take part in!

Now let’s get started reading our way across Africa!

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Growing Up Around the World: A Summer Series

Growing Up Around the World

Has your family been enjoying plenty of books, video clips, food, and fun during launch week of our Read the World Summer Book Club? I hope so!

It’s been tremendous to watch you all enjoying this book baby of mine (so much that it SOLD OUT on Amazon–but don’t worry, more copies on the way!). My heart has felt as though it will burst with joy at times as I see all you’ve been up to.

As Sarah and I planned the book club, we wanted a way for all of you following along to get to know what it’s really like growing up in various parts of the world.

So we came up with a weekly blog series to add to our global adventures–and wanna know the best part? Your family is invited to contribute to it, too!

Check it out:

Growing up around the world: A SimpleHomechool.net series
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Read the World: Multicultural Week

Read the World: Multicultural Week
Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

Welcome, welcome to the first week of our Read the World Summer Book Club! Sarah and I are both beyond thrilled to have you joining our families this summer as we explore the globe one book at a time.

Before we get into the fun of Multicultural Week, here’s a quick overview of the club’s logistics:

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The Calendar:

Mon, June 27th – Multicultural Week (Ch 5 of GYCW) ** We are here!

Mon, July 4th – Africa Week (Ch 6)
Mon, July 11th – Europe Week (Ch 7)
Mon, July 18th – North America Week (Ch 10)
Mon, July 25th – Middle East Week (Ch 9)

Mon, Aug 1st – Asia Week (Ch 8)
Mon, Aug 8th – Latin America Week (Ch 11)
Mon, Aug 15th – Australia/Oceania/Polar Regions Week (Ch 12)
Mon, Aug 22nd – A global link up for all families to take part in–details here this Friday!

sidebarThe challenge this summer: Read at least one book from each region of the world listed above (8 total).

For those of you who haven’t received Give Your Child the World yet, I’d recommend checking on Instagram for book suggestions to keep you going while you wait for it to arrive. Then when you have my book in hand, it will be a breeze to catch up on any weeks you may have missed–it’s definitely not too late to join in!

Remember to use the hashtag #GiveYourChildtheWorld on social media to share your family’s fun all summer long. And don’t forget that every child who completes the book club challenge can enter to win one of over $1,000 in donated prizes!!

No need to do anything yet (except keep track of the titles you read). There will be a form to complete at the end of the club in August. And remember, if all your titles come from suggestions in Give Your Child the World, you’ll receive double giveaway entries!

If you missed any other details, head to my first post to get your questions answered!

And now…on to Multicultural Week!

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