Happy New Year!

If you’re anything like me you like a fresh clear calendar for the year ahead and so I wanted to share this particularly fab Multicultural Calendar for 2017 that I recently got which helps children to enjoy art projects and festivals from cultures around the world!

It features 12 different countries ( UK, Ireland China, Australia, Japan, Russia, Canada, India, Israel, Kenya, USA and Mexico). Each month features one country, its flag, a traditionally dressed child, a country outline, instructional art projects, a famous landmark and a child-friendly recipe or game.

Beautifully designed, the calendar pages are illustrated with bright colours and patterns that are unique to each country.

It features holidays and festivals from around the world. There is a world map with dateline & 24 time zones and over 200 stickers!

The target age group is 4+ and whilst my current eldest mindee is just 2.5 I can’t see why we can’t take some of the activities and adapt them for a younger audience. I know for sure that the stickers if nothing else will be popular with my 2.5 year old sticker fans here!

This is a great introductory look at diversity for young ones and an opportunity to get us talking and exploring other countries and communities.

It’s a great resource for a number of the EYFS (early years foundation stage) areas of learning including – Understanding the world, Communication & Language, Literacy and Expressive Arts and Design and I can’t wait to get started with it.