Whilst reading through other patenting blogs I discovered a link to the worldwide culture swap. I immediately signed up for it.
After signing up you get linked up with 4 families from around the world. We got families from Australia, South Africa, Ohio USA and California USA.
It’s a fabulous way to learn about other countries and their traditions directly from the families themselves. And let’s face it – everyone loves receiving parcels in the post. But actually, its just as fun to give as to receive.
As the monsters are quite young they couldn’t really help me with ideas but I used the experience to teach them about our own culture and history.
I had great fun putting together our 4 packages. I included postcards and leaflets from our town and county; a colouring in book of native animals; a Paddington Bear visits Buckingham Palace book; London stickers; a toy London bus and a stick of rock. I also put in some maps and facts about our country and details about traditional food and famous people. And finally some family photos and details about ourselves and our house.