Nurturing Wanderlust wants to provide ways for families to learn about other cultures together, and what better way to do that than a free resource for you to use! I made these with families in mind and promoting learning about the world around you together. Some of them will aid you in your travels, while others specifically focus on learning other cultures. Either way, I hope you will take them, use them, and share them!
The Travel Rhythms Worksheet is a PDF for you to personalize a travel rhythm for you to use that fits your family and mode of travel. These are discussed in the post titled 4 Ways to Make Car Rides Easier, where it was applied to traveling in a car. However, it is adaptable for how you would like to use it. I mentioned how you could even use it when flying here.
“My Travel Rhythms” is set up where you can write in the rhythm rotation you want as well as the duration of each part of the rotation. Most of my rotation examples given in the blog post mentioned above are 3 to 4 rotations. I recommend no more than four because it would begin to get complicated, and you want this to stay simple. I also included a section for “activity details” for you to be more specific if you want to have options for certain rotations. Finally, included is a “notes” section where you can write anything extra. This section could include snack options, restroom stop details, or anything that could affect the rhythm.
Nurturing World Explorers
Each month Nurturing Wanderlust sends out a newsletter highlighting a country and culture in the world. The goal is for you to explore culture as a family and grow as you learn together. Even if you have heard of these countries there is always something new to learn and explore together, and you may just learn something new about yourself as well!
When you click above you will see an exclusive preview of a previous month’s newsletter. Each newsletter includes general and interesting facts about the country, links that lead to more information or videos to go deeper, free color sheets based on that country, family discussion questions, and more!
Currently featured is September 2019 – Malta.
Nurturing Culture Explorers
We have a newsletter launching in July 2020 for our Nurturing Wanderlust followers! It will focus on helping you stay informed with what is going on with Nurturing Wanderlust, including new posts, new products, and recommendations we have for you to further explore cultures around the world. It will also include a monthly culture challenge for you and your family to do that will spark deep conversation and expand your worldview.
Our other newsletter specifically focuses on learning culture for a particular country, and this one will be focused on staying in the know with Nurturing Wanderlust as well as aiding your family in learning about other cultures together.
To sign up for either newsletter click here!
Nurturing Wanderlust seeks to promote learning culture as a family. What better way to do that than through food?! Food is necessary for all peoples and all cultures, but that does not mean all food is the same.
This printable was made with exploration in mind. Not only can you look at food to view interesting information about another culture, but it may just give you some new information about your own culture. As you and your children fill out the PDF, you will be looking into what a particular food item means to you, how it is part of shaping who you are, then exploring how other parts of the world view that food item. My hope is that you, as a family, will learn more about humanity outside your door through food as well as maybe even learning something in your own home as well.
For more on learning culture at the grocery store, including a step by step process and further questions to ask, go to this blog post.
With all of the travel bans and school cancelations, Nurturing Wanderlust wants to be here for you! The freebies listed above are great ways to pass the time while learning about other cultures. All of the resources are meant to be used as a family and can be adapted for all ages!
Though the Travel Rhythms worksheet above is meant for travel, it is also a great way to help you schedule your day with your kids over the next several weeks. Instead of using it to set expectations for being confined in traveling, you can use it to set clear expectations for being confined in your home. Setting up rhythms and having your children being a part of the decisions with what they can do, is great way to work together to make it through staying home.
The resource above for using at the grocery store is another one that would be easy to adapt for exploring how foods impact culture together. Included in the blog post are ways to use it by just walking into your kitchen and using any food you see. As a family you can turn meal time into cultural exploration, or just use it as an added way to make food more interesting!
Finally, I wanted to mention the Newsletters above. Both would provide ways to explore other cultures together, and promote ways to grow your worldview as a family. We want to help your family explore together, so if you have any questions on what is included please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!