I DO read a LOT of books—both the old-fashioned-ish ones with pages and hard or soft covers, and virtual ones.
A couple of years ago my mom got me a Kindle e-reader, and since then I have downloaded literally hundreds of e-books; fiction, non-fiction, curricula, Bibles, devotionals, cookbooks…you name it!
My friend Bonnie Rose Hudson’s Asia: Its People and History would be a wonderful book to start reading this week. Through March 15, 2014, you can purchase it for 25% off the normal cover price of $6.95 at the Schoolhouse Store. And, if you choose to purchase this book, here are some fun activities you can do with your children, to go along with each of the nations studied!
- Laos: Did you remember that the national symbol of Laos is the elephant? Make a fabulous watercolor elephant using Grow Creative‘s step-by-step tutorial. She uses plastic stencils but you could also use freezer paper. Your children will make amazing art using this tutorial!
- Bangladesh: Do you love large wild cats? Make a construction paper Bengal tiger using look, love, create‘s color-blocked template. Very cool!
- Nepal: Since Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, why not try making a papier-mache mountain? (If you don’t mind getting messy!)
- China: How about a delicious Chinese dessert? This recipe for mango ice cream sounds amazing….and it’s something you and your kids could do together!
- Iran: Did you know that backgammon was played in Persia (now Iran) as far back as 3000 B.C.? Get out your game board (or make a simple one) and teach your children how to play!
- Vietnam: Vietnamese food is amazing and delicious….you’ve probably had pho or spring rolls, at least. But what about a Vietnamese avocado smoothie, or Sinh To Bo? You can find this recipe at Best Smoothie Recipes!
You can read my review of Asia: Its People and History here. Also, if you’d like a chance to win a pdf copy of the book for yourself, you can enter the giveaway on the review page by leaving a comment telling me why you’d like to win a copy of this wonderful book!
My friend Marcy over at Ben and Me is hosting a fun “Read An E-Book Week” linky party this week….check it out here!