Here’s something a little different: Families of Philippines and Families of Germany (Master Communications). The two new Families of the World DVDs are great for homeschoolers and parents that want their children to watch something that is educational. Each of the DVDs follow two children (one urban and one rural) in another country as they go about their daily routines. The DVDs present the daily routines from a child’s point of view. I watched the two Families of the World DVDs with my kids, and we were all fascinated with how children live in Germany and Philippines. Naturally, I didn’t hesitate to point out to my kids how lucky they are compared to some children (especially the rural Filipino boy). The DVDs are intended for children ages five to eleven. Both DVD’s include a teacher’s guide in pdf format. Families of Philippines and Families of Germany comes out on DVD today. The list price is $29.95 each.
Families of Philippines DVD
In this Families of the World DVD, we follow the lives of Khim and Shahani. Khim is thirteen years old and lives on the island of Cebu with his grandparents, aunt and her two children. He sleeps on the floor and attends a school with over 10,000 students. After school, Khim has to do chores like gather firewood and cook rice for dinner. Shahani is seven years old and lives in the capital city of Manila. Shahani has to wake up at 5am to go to school that has over 5,000 students. While she is at school her mom shops for free fresh fish and vegetables every day.
Families of Germany DVD
This DVD follows the lives of Sophia and Ole. Sophia is seven years old and lives in the village of Reimershausen. She goes to a school, and luckily for her, she only has 19 classmates. Ole is ten years old and lives in the capital city of Berlin. In his story we see him go on a ride on a conversation bike, which features people sitting in a circle while they all pedal together. It’s a pretty neat bike, but I would hate to be the one that has to move backwards.
Families of the World DVDs Giveaway
Thanks to Master Communications, a reader of my dad blog will win both Families of the World DVDs: Families of Philippines and Families of Germany. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Tuesday, September 27th (Pacific time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA. To enter the giveaway, tell me in the comments area if your kids have visited another country. Note: you can only win the DVD once. If you win the same DVD on another site, I will have to select a new winner. They will not ship you more than one copy of the DVD titles no matter how many times you win.
[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by Master Communications, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my blog. I am not liable for the prize. I received a copy of the new DVDs for review. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]