Adventures From Home

Photo of pyramids and camels in Egypt. Summer is winding down and school is here, but that doesn’t mean the adventures have to stop! With your library card, you can go on a virtual vacation from home using library resources.

To show you how easy it is, let’s travel to a location on my bucket list: Egypt!

CultureGrams Kids is a great place to start. You’ll find photos, recipes, maps, history and more. Did you know that Egypt has its own dialect of Arabic? It’s called Egyptian Arabic. This is similar to different dialects of English (think English spoken in the United Kingdom vs Missouri). My favorite part of any travel is trying out traditional food that I may not encounter in my daily life. CultureGrams provides recipes so that you can create this experience at home! I cannot wait to make Mahshi Krump (stuffed cabbage leaves) or Aish (traditional Egyptian flatbread).

Before we virtually travel, we should know a few words and phrases to communicate. That’s where Mango Languages come in! The first course in Egyptian Arabic includes how to introduce yourself and about the food and drink culture.

Listening to stories in different languages is a great way to learn the nuances of language. LOTE (Languages Other Than English) offers many different stories in over 50 languages, including Arabic! Pick any story and listen in both English and Arabic.

While I wish I could be there in person, I can virtually travel there at any time with these resources!

Want to explore Egypt further? Check out:

Don’t forget books from your local library. Thanks for traveling with me!

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