As we gear up for November, I want to give readers a chance to think about the books they may be interested in reading with their kids in the coming month. If the question is, what should I read next?, at Kids Travel Books we ask it a little differently. Where should we read next? To help pinpoint setting, I like to highlight upcoming holidays celebrated around the world. So, let’s take a look at Countries Celebrating their National Day in November and other November holidays.
November National or Independence Days Around the World
When asking where should we read next, we look at National and Independence Days. Why? For many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that throughout the year it gives you an opportunity to explore many countries you may not have otherwise considered. Also, it’s an easy way to learn about the world. But an even better reason, if there’s a celebration involved local groups related to that country might be putting on events.
|Date||Country (Links to children’s books about that country)|
|1||Antigua and Barbuda|
Other November holidays to highlight
November is also National Fun with Fondue Month. Fondue immediately has me thinking and wanderlusting for Switzerland. I think fondue is fun with kids so either make some at home this month or find a local fondue restaurant to enjoy.
Prepare for a November of cultural reading
Ok, I prepared the list for you – now it’s your turn. Figure out a few places you might want to learn about in November. Do the following things to get ready to learn about those places:
- READ ABOUT THEM: Click on the links above to go to the country(s) you’ll read about to check out the books. Order them now to be ready for their international day, or see if any of the books are available at your local library.
- TAKE NOTES: You can download this printable of using books to learn about cultures to help guide your note-taking.
- FOLLOW KIDS TRAVEL BOOKS ON FACEBOOK: I post about national holidays throughout the year.
- Google the country of choice to see if there’s a local organization hosting a festival in honor of their independence this month.