"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Monday, October 22, 2012

Book Sharing Monday: Window on the World

Front view.

Window on the World by Daphne Spraggett (with Jill Johnstone) has been and will continue to be one of those gems I keep on the book shelf!  This book contains many different cultures and countries with invaluable information on each.  It's an excellent overview with gorgeous pictures that captivate and hold my children's attention.  It's strong focus on Missions encourages children to pray for the needs of the people groups represented in this book.  I would also say that it helps children to see where they can serve in Missions as well.  

There is a wealth of knowledge in this book, without it being overwhelming.  The children love turning through the pages to see the flags of the countries, the various foods people eat, their dress,
 costumes and culture.  Often, the pages encourage other interests to unfold, all the way from studying the various flags in a book to pulling out the atlas for further exploration of the country they have just read about.  My 11 year old will pull it out to read during her individual reading time.  

I've used it a number of times when we are doing a read a loud.  We used it recently when reading through Jim Elliot's story as the Quicha were mentioned in it and this book contained information on them!  I have also read it to the kids in book club to help provide setting for them as we talk about the book we read that month.  

Just a wonderful book! 
View of one of the people groups represented in the book!

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