Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup Teachable Moments

It is that time again... 
it happens every four years...
Much of the world is glued to the TV 
And reading the news 
To see what is going on with the World Cup.

While many Dads, and some Moms, will be busy with World Cup stuff it is easy to overlook the learning opportunities for little kids. Simple things like playing a "match the flag" game can get 2 and 3 year olds involved. Older kids can follow along with the wins/losses on a chart.  It is a great time to get out the world map to see where the different teams come from. Please share your ideas in the comments!


World Cup Wall Chart with Japan viewing times and stations

Menu from Tokyo McDonald's featuring flavors from various countries
In Japan it is common to have food deals that match up with major sporing events.  McDonald's has some interesting choices. There is a Brazil BBQ burger with a soccer ball style bun, a German Schnitzel burger, McFlurries with European flavours and a couple of drinks.  

Signs for the World Cup: