Category: Country Spotlight

Country Spotlight: 5 Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About Ethiopia

Where in the world… Fun Facts 1.  The Ethiopian calendar has a 13th month consisting of only five to six days. 2.  Ethiopians have a reputation as being some of the fastest runners in the world. In 1960, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila won the Olympic marathon running barefoot! Ethiopians have held the world marathon record five […]

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Country Spotlight: 5 Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About Spain

Where in the world… Fun Facts 1. The two most valuable sports franchises in the world are both Spanish: futbol (soccer) clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. They are worth $3.44 billion and $3.2 billion respectively, according to Forbes. 2. When you lose a tooth, it won’t be the tooth fairy reaching under you pillow for […]

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Country Spotlight: 5 Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About Thailand

Where in the world… Fun Facts 1. Thailand has over 1430 islands. That’s a lot of beaches! 2. Tuk-tuks are a popular way to get around crowded cities in Thailand. Essentially three-wheeled motorcycles with a larger back seat and a roof (but no doors or windows), they’re a bumpy but fun ride. 3. The ceremonial […]

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Country Spotlight: 5 Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About Brazil

Where in the world… Fun Facts 1. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, in both land mass and population. 2. The second longest river in the world — the Amazon River — flows through Brazil. 3. There are 13 countries in South America and Brazil shares a border with all but two: […]

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Country Spotlight: 5 Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About Italy

Where in the world… Fun Facts 1. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and located within Italy’s capital city, Rome. A country within a country! 2. The internationally known Baci (Italian for “kisses”) chocolates have been manufactured by the Perugina company in Perugia, Italy since 1922. These hazelnut chocolates, wrapped in love […]

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