A look at simple yet effective ways to help children appreciate traditions from other cultures.
Sharing a Balinese tradition with our children expands their appreciation of and interest in people of a different culture. It is also an opportunity to make something very lovely that is taken home and treasured.
Searching for the ideal way to introduce children to the knowledge and appreciation of peoples who lived (and live) honoring the Earth as a way of life. Montessori encouraged the appreciation of indigenous cultures through an examination of features, dress, housing and the like. This summer we will take a step further into cultural anthropology with a theme of: That Which Unites Us: Celebrations. Looking across cultures there appears to be the consistent use of music, dance, costume, food, reverence, and a joining of peoples to remember commonly- shared joy.