“The videos make no comparisons or judgments, merely showing what life is like in a loving family in a foreign culture…This excellent series will give children an intriguing taste of another culture and allow them to compare and contrast it with their own” -School Library Journal.
“Each meticulously produced program in this gentle series takes students through a typical day in the lives of two families with small children. Other children speaking English give voice to the family members as they narrate scenes that show meal preparation and eating, jobs done in the home and outside, activities at school, home work and games, shopping trips, modes of transportation, religious customs, evening routines, and getting ready for bed. In addition to seeing the different styles of living, viewers learn interesting facts and ideas on the countries' geography, economics and history.” Social Studies School Service
Families of the World programs are wonderful educational tools for teaching geography, social studies, multiculturalism and language! Programs come with free teacher guides filled with information about each country. Shows make great gifts for teachers, kids and grandchildren.
The series was featured on PBS national television and has won more than 100 awards and endorsements from educational and parenting organizations. All 28 countries are now available in steaming and DVD at greatly reduced prices. How can we reduce prices? We producers of the series are now marketing the programs ourselves, eliminating the 'middle man' and passing the saving on to you.
Families of the World offers a documentary-style “day in the life” glimpse from a child’s point of view into how people around the world live. Focusing on two
children from differing homes, one urban, one rural, the programs invite viewers along through families’ daily routines, introducing us to both differences and similarities between their lives and ours.