Food for the Hungry’s 12 Days of Christmas Book Used For Teaching Aid

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Parents can use Food for the Hungry’s (FH) 12 Days of Christmas digital book to teach children about Christmas traditions held around the world. Narrated by fictional children from different countries, each character shares the customs, blessings and challenges of his or her life.

Food for the Hungry's 12 Days of Christmas digital book is available on Thursday, December 12. Here is one of the pictures from the Bolivia chapter.

Hola! My name is Sylvia! Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)! I’m so excited this Christmas! I have new shoes with rounded toes. My mama had to cut the toes out of my old shoes as I grew. These shoes fit!

Parents can use Food for the Hungry’s (FH) 12 Days of Christmas digital book to teach children about Christmas traditions held around the world. Narrated by fictional children from different countries, each character shares the customs, blessings and challenges of his or her life, such as this excerpt from the Bolivia chapter:

“Hola! My name is Sylvia! Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)! I’m so excited this Christmas! I have new shoes with rounded toes. My mama had to cut the toes out of my old shoes as I grew. These shoes fit! …My mom was making picana soup for Christmas Eve dinner. We are taking it to mi abuela (grandmother) and mi abeulo’s (grandfather) home to eat after Miso de Gallo (Christmas Eve mass or mass of the rooster because it goes on unto early morning)…”

The book gives gentle examples of how some of the 1 billion children living in poverty spend Christmas. From Bolivia to the Philippines, parents can use the book to show their children how they can make a difference in the lives of the poor.

Starting on December 13 thru 24, FH bloggers will share one book chapter at a time on blog.fh.org, so parents can also use the book as a countdown until Christmas. With suggestions on how families can help vulnerable children and their families, this can be used as a great tool for teaching kids to have a heart to help the poor and practical ways to take action.

The FH 12 Days of Christmas digital book will be available online at fh.org on Thursday, December 12.

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Founded in 1971, Food for the Hungry provides emergency relief and long-term development programs with operations in more than 20 countries to help the world's most vulnerable people. Learn more by visiting http://www.fh.org. Social connections include http://www.facebook.com/foodforthehungry and http://www.twitter.com/food4thehungry.

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