Thursday, February 26, 2009

DVD Review & Giveaway: Families of Costa Rica


The DVD "Families of Costa Rica" is a great learning tool from the Families of the World series. The series explores families from different parts of the world -- their cultures, their lives.

The Families of Costa Rica DVD tells of two different families living in Costa Rica. Estibaliz (10 years old) tells us her story of life in a rural setting. She tells about her daily routine, school, sports, foods, and traditions of her family and village. Then Jose (also 10 years old) explains all about a day in his life. He lives in the city and tells us about his day at private school, soccer practice, and playing with his dog.

This DVD is targeted at the 5-11 age range. I agree that it's a little over my 2 year old's head. But he still enjoyed seeing the kids doing different things.

I enjoyed watching this too. It was fun to see a different country and from a child's perspective. They told some neat stories and shared fun traditions.
As a teacher, I also really like that this is a great tool to use in the classroom. There are other DVDs as part of this series, and I think they would be a great addition to any school/classroom library. Other videos in the series include: Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Ghana, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, the USA, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and Canada.

To order this video for yourself, call 1-800-765-5885 or visit their website www.familiesofthe world.com.
To win a copy of Families of Costa Rica leave a comment here. Be sure to include your e-mail address, if I don't already have it. And if you need something to comment about, tell me what countries you have visited. (Zachariah has lots of little toy cars that he plays with all the time.) For a second entry post a link to this contest on your blog, then come back here and leave another comment telling me that you did so.

This is a quickie contest. The contest starts now and will end at 10:00AM on Friday, February 27th. I will post the winners here and will e-mail you as well.

Good luck!

2 comments:

Cherish said...

What a neat series! Sadly I've never left Canada...

Melissa said...

I haven't left my province :(