Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review: If You Were Me And Lived In...Greece by:Carole P. Roman

 If You Were Me and lived in...Greece
About the Book:
It’s never too early to start teaching children about the world around them. In If You Were Me and Lived in…Greece , early learners get a taste of what their life would be like if they lived in Greece while being introduced to the birthplace of democracy. This book is the latest installment of the educational series about the cultures of the world that speaks to young children about the topics that interest them, such as the foods people eat, the names of boys and girls, and the activities that children their age living in a foreign land are likely to engage in. This exciting visit to Greece also introduces the important concept of democracy to children and highlights some of the other cultural contributions that Greece has made to Western civilization. Basic information is offered in a playful way that won’t overwhelm children.

About the Author:
Award winning author Carole P. Roman is adding Greece to her growing collection of counties. The books have been embraced by both children and educators. The former social studies teacher lives on Long Island with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

My Review:
 Introducing your child to the world around them and how far out it expands is an amazing thing to watch. As you watch and explain and show them these things their eyes light up from the shear acceptance of it all and they begin to soak up all this information like little "sponges".  Carole Roman's If You Were Me And Lived In... series is full of small things about other countries that can be used as teaching tools for your children. In her latest, If You Were Me And Lived In...Greece, she teaches us a few new things about this great country.

 The largest city in Greece is Athens and it is a very old city living now to be 3,400 years old. Athens earned its nickname "cradle of western civilization"  because it is the birthplace of democracy. If you were a boy living in Greece your name may have been Georgios and if you were a girl it would be Sophia. Your father would be referred to as Baba and your grandpa Ya-ya. Greece is rich in culture and it doesn't fall short on sports there. The food served there is also very interesting! If you would like to purchase this book, you can at this link.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.