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Die Reise in die zweite Heimat

Gib Kindern ein Gefühl für ihre Wurzeln

Dieses Buch verspricht Familien, die im Ausland leben, eine aufregende Lesereise mit ihrem Kind in das elterliche Heimatland. 

Die Geschichten erwecken nicht nur Neugier, mehr über die Herkunft der eigenen Familie zu erfahren! Sie lassen Vorleser und Kind auch eintauchen... in Traditionen und lustige Besonderheiten über die zweite Heimat!  

Für einzigartige Momente mit Deinem Kind wird Eure Geschichte begleitet von bezaubernden Bildern

Jedes Buch ist umfänglich personalisiert mit den Namen der Familienmitglieder. Bestelle das Buch im Format und mit dem Einband Deiner Wahl - wunderschön illustriert wird es für Dich in bester Qualität gedruckt!

Ein lebhafter Austausch

Mit diesem Bilderbuch machst Du einem Kind ein ganzes Land zugänglich! 

Es zeigt spannende Besonderheiten auf, beispielsweise die Entfernung zum aktuellen Wohnort oder wie Kinder dort ihre Sommerferien verbringen können... verbreitete Sportarten oder landestypische Speisen. Doch dies ist nicht alles: Jede Seite lädt dazu ein, das Kind mit weiteren persönlichen Geschichten zu begeistern und so den gemeinsamen Austausch zu bereichern.  

Die Vorteile
sprechen für sich

  • Dein Kind entwickelt einen wichtigen Bezug und ist von klein auf vertraut mit dem Land, in dem die Familie auch verwurzelt ist.

  • Das Buch löst gemeinsame Gespräche aus, die in unser aller schnelllebigem Alltag sonst eventuell nicht stattfinden würden.

  • Die Geschichte schafft ein generelles und modernes Bewusstsein für Vielfalt, befriedigt die kindliche Wissbegierde und erweckt zudem Stolz für die eigenen Wurzeln.  

  • Altersgerechte und ansprechende Illustrationen erlauben Deinem Kind einen realistischen und vielfältigen Blick auf die Gesellschaft des Landes, während stereotype Ansichten vermieden werden.

  • Wir konzipieren alle Bücher so, dass sie zu allen möglichen Familienstrukturen passen (traditionelle Strukturen, Alleinerziehende, Pflegeeltern, Regenbogenfamilien, Patchwork Strukturen etc.) – unabhängig von Deiner Personalisierung.

  • 24 illustrierte
    Seiten
  • Erhältlich in
    DIN A5 und DIN A4
  • Erhältlich als Taschenbuch oder
    gebundenes Buch
  • Diverse Länder
    zur Auswahl
  • Weitere Versionen
    sind in Vorbereitung

3 verschiedene Versionen

abhängig vom elterlichen Heimatland

Rumänien

Dieses einzigartig gestaltete Buch stellt Euren wissbegierigen Kindern das wunderschöne Rumänien als das Geburtsland der Eltern (oder eines Elternteils) vor. Lebendige Gespräche rund um die rumänischen Wurzeln sind beim gemeinsamen Lesen garantiert. Eure persönlichen Anekdoten runden die gemeinsame Abenteuerreise in die zweite Heimat ab.  

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USA

Dieses bezaubernde Bilderbuch baut Deinem Kind eine spielerische Brücke zum elterlichen Heimatland, USA. Es hilft Dir auf gewinnende Art und Weise einen spielerischen Dialog rund um die aufregenden Familienwurzeln in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu beginnen... und Deine persönlichen Erlebnisse zu teilen.

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Polen

Wenn Eure Familienwurzeln in Polen liegen, öffnet dieses personalisierte Buch Tür und Tor in das Land Polen einzutauchen. Gespräche über Land, Leute und Besonderheiten machen die zweite Heimat bei der alltäglichen Leseroutine greif- und spürbar. Darüberhinaus dürfen sich die kleinen Zuhörer auf jeder Seite mit weiteren Anekdoten und Erzählungen aus Deiner eigenen Schatzkiste zum Schmunzeln bringen lassen!

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Why is this such an important storybook to give to a child raised abroad?

More and more, children living abroad have parents from at least two cultures or nationalities.

What you may not realize as a parent is that your child doesn’t have yet a sophisticated language to express the complexity and contradiction of feelings of their experience growing up in a multi-cultural world. Realistically, your child is not being fully raised in either your birth culture and/or your partner’s culture, if different, or either the culture of the place you are currently living together with your child.

Because your children often don’t have yet many words to fully express themselves or rich enough vocabulary to understand what they feel or experience, it is vital for the adults in their lives to help give them a language and concepts to normalize what they are going through. That is why a personalised book for kids such as Journey to another Homeland kickstarts that important discussion.

Start sharing with your kid your childhood memories and personal experiences related to your home country

This unique personalised child book gives you small hints and pushes to start sharing with the kid of as many childhood memories and personal experiences as you can remember. The personalised storybook will nudge you into exploring even more topics once the reading is done, such as cooking a traditional meal together, learning how to dance a traditional dance or organizing a party for your child heritage for him/her to share with his/her friends the things learned from the book and from you.

In many instances, your child would find it hard to formulate questions to things he/she doesn’t have a grasp on. For you, the adult, these can sound as simple questions, but they are oftentimes not addressed properly: It can be confusing, for example, to feel excited when traveling to see grandparents and other family relatives in one of the parent’s home countries, while in the same time feeling great sadness to leave a familiar place called home and friends they know, play with and cherish. On that note, these personalised children books can be the perfect gifts for grandchildren who live far away.

Other questions which can easily pop up in your expat child’s mind: Which country do they visit while on holiday? Which language is spoken at home and why? Which language is spoken when traveling and why? Which language is spoken in the local culture? At the kindergarten? How about adding another element in the mix in the character of a nanny for your child from yet another culture. Journey to another Homeland brings in front the topic of 2 countries, 2 cultures and invites the reader and the kid to be curious and ask as many questions it comes to their minds. This personalised child book uses descriptive language, and lots of engaging and fun illustrations to make curiosity spark for the kid, to find easy starting points to engage with. Your child also recognizes the book as “my world book”.

What should single or divorced parents of toddlers consider

What about children of divorced parents, with the parents coming from different home countries? Children of divorced parents tend to spend half their time in one parent’s home and a half in the other’s house. They most likely will have to switch cultures each time they move from one home to the other, because the rules and traditions for each culture are different or implemented differently. You have the chance to personalise the book as per your child’s home situation, for example including only one parent in the story or separating with two distinct personalised storybooks for each of the parents when they are from two different countries.

Your child will absorb your personal stories about your home country

Often, adult-parents express regret of missing their home countries, a feeling that a child raised abroad will have a difficult time understanding, if not explained properly.

In other instances, parents of children living abroad express disillusionment on various events or news coming or directed at their home countries. This can indirectly imprint a negative association for the kid growing outside of that environment, as he/she takes in like a sponge what they hear. If the parent is only sharing the negative news, and not their own positive experiences, such as their nice childhood memories, they miss a good chance to transmit their affiliation to that. Change is possible with the personalised kids' book Journey to another Homeland, where your home country is portrayed in a positive light with topics your child can connect with. Reading and sharing about your home country hasn’t been easier and more fun!

Child development concept for children living abroad

All children face a variety of developmental tasks as they grow from small babies into teenagers. One important such developmental task is the need to build a strong sense of personal identity that is rooted in an identity as part of a family or a group. Important questions will arise for your child, such as Who am I? and Where do I belong? Traditionally, your child would naturally receive answers to these questions from his/her family and the surrounding community. But, nowadays, with so many parents working late hours, other family members, such as grandparents, living in different corners of the world and the outside community being a mix in itself, your child can be lost and not know how to address these thoughts even to you, the parent.

Closing thoughts on expat kids and their families

An expat child builds relationships to all cultures surrounding him, the parent’s home culture, the current domicile country culture, his/her friends’ culture. This is happening while not having a full sense of belonging in any of the cultures.

Our personalised kids' book Journey to another homeland makes these sensitive topics easier to address and engage with, with the whole family on board, be it that you call your child an expat kid, or a third culture kid or just a child living abroad. With this story book, my story of life in the UK or in Germany gets to have a different meaning.