Encyclopedia explains how other children live

Little Stars get their hands on the latest Disney volume
Little Stars get their hands on the latest Disney volume

CHILDREN from Falkirk’s Little Stars Nursery enjoyed finding out about the lives of young people around the world in the latest instalment of the ‘Wonderful World of Knowledge’ series.

‘Children of the World’ is part 14 of the 24-volume series that teaches children about subjects as varied as sports, plants and science.

Each volume is beautifully illustrated, combining artists drawings and photographs with much-loved Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald Duck helping to explain.

Nursery manager Amanda Watters said: “Reading is really important for children and the ones at the nursery love reading and looking at pictures in books.

“The Disney volume is a great tool as finding out about different cultures is an important part of their education.

“Falkirk is a diverse place, with people from all over the world staying in the town, so children should learn about what it is like to live in other countries.

“We include teaching about other cultures and countries in our curriculum in various activities and lessons.”

‘Children of the World’ is split into short, easy-to-read chapters. Each section focuses on a different country or area and includes interesting facts.

Your little ones can learn about the harsh winters in Russia, the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico and the types of foods eaten by Buddhist monks.

Laila Henderson (4) Zak Turkington (3) and Indie Hughes (3) from Little Stars Nursery enjoyed reading about the lives of children in other parts of the world when The Falkirk Herald visited with the encyclopedia.

To purchase the 57-page ‘Wonderful World of Knowledge - Children of the World’ for just £2.99, cut out the coupon printed on page 25 and take it to a participating newsagent or to the Falkirk Herald office in Manor Street, Falkirk.

You can also buy this volume and any others you missed by emailing csu@jpress.co.uk or calling 0800 328 4252.