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Latin Playground English & Spanish Activity Kit Review by Anissa DeGrasse

Putumayo Kids

When this kit arrived, I didn't even have a chance to look at the pages because my children had snatched it up and ran! When I finally did get them back I saw why they loved it so much!

This activity kit comes with a book filled with information about eight Latin American countries written in English and Spanish. For each country the book contains: information about the country, music native to that country, fun facts, food, holidays, vocabulary, musical instruments, animals native to the region along with activity pages full of crafts and art projects. In this kit we also found a CD that contained upbeat music from each country and lyrics in the book.

While learning about the country we used the passport journal (also in the kit) to record our journey and what we learned. In the journal, we recorded what the country looked like, new words we learned, country flag, and instrument. We also added drawings of things we learned and a journal of our trip.

On the Putumayo website, you will find more information about the company and their products, how to order, tour dates and events, as well as learn about a special non-profit program they sponsor. This activity kit is a wonderful and colorful edition to any geography study! We all learned about Latin American culture and had a great time while doing it!

-- Product Review by: Anissa DeGrasse, Contributing Senior Coordinator for State Information, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC