Friday, June 17, 2011

D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet

Encourage children to explore foreign countries and learn about different cultures with the LinkDiscover the World series.

Wargin, Kathy-jo.
D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet.
September 2010.
Sleeping Bear Press.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

From the Arctic Circle to the zigzag roads, children will learn about the Nordic countries as they explore the landscapes, traditions, geographies, and history of Northern Europe and the North Atlantic.

As is typical of the books in the Discover the World series, D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet provides a very simple text related to each letter of the alphabet, as well as a more detailed non-fictional piece for more advanced readers or those who are looking for more in-depth information about the Nordic countries. The book is incredibly educational and would make a welcome addition to any upper-elementary classroom!

Reading/Learning Activities:
  • Sleeping Bear Press has provided educators with a Teacher's Guide to accompany the book that offers a variety of activities for children and classrooms.
  • Discover the World Books also has a website that provides children (and educators) with supplementary activities to use in collaboration with the book. Activities include cultural links, recipes, information about currencies, weather, holidays and a page of things to do "if you go." A great resource for educators!

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