One reason I haven’t shared a post lately about Ecuador is because we are heading soon to Banos to check out the thermal baths, volcano and waterfalls. Also, we will be making a jungle excursion.
I will be sharing about our adventure soon.
The other reason though is because I have been excited as we have been reading A Child’s Life In The Andes E-Book by Daria Marmaluk Hajioannou.
Learning the culture of South America has not only been fun, but when I find resources like this that have hands-on activities to study the culture of an area along with listening to native South American music it just makes learning about Ecuador that much more fascinating.
The author, Daria speaks Quechua, which is an ancient tongue from the Andes Mountains.
It is an Amerindian language spoken also in a lot of other places here in South America.
Besides overhearing Quechua being spoken here, it will take us more time to able to tell the difference in the traditional dress.
We are trying to learn which dress goes with which geography region here.
Again, that will take us some more time but in the meantime I am tickled to be able to review this product because I think it is a fun supplement for elementary aged children.
Making learning come alive is best done by taking a look at the food, animals and language of this area, which A Child’s Life In The Andes does.
The music we are listening to that comes with this download is also played by traditional instruments from this area.
Too, not only does it come with music to listen to, but it has several fun downloads like coloring pages and a word search.
I can’t wait to share the fun and simple hands-on things we have been doing in an upcoming post.
What about you?
Have you seen this fun supplement to a South American Unit Study?
Hugs and love ya,