Introducing a book series which promotes learning a different culture through a fun read
INCA BOOK SERIES BY R.F. KRISTI
If you and your child like animal adventures, lessons about different cultures, and working together with family and friends, then you’ll love R.F. Kristi’s cat detective series.
‘What is the most effective way of promoting an interest in different cultures?’ was foremost in the mind of children’s author R.F. Kristi – when she started writing the Inca Book Series.
As a former professional of UNICEF with a Ph.D. in social development, she was very much aware that an important aspect of learning is the ability to understand and appreciate other cultures.
There are many reasons why children should be encouraged to learn about different cultures:
Firstly, other cultures are interesting. It is stimulating to learn about those who are different from you. Knowledge of other cultures kindles the mind. Learning about other cultures is an interesting way to challenge your thought processes and expand the way you process information. Learning about other cultures fosters understanding. Many of the problems we have in this world are due to misunderstandings. When you learn about another culture, and see why others do the things they do, it’s easier to understand them.
When you learn about other cultures, you learn that there is more than one approach to life. Perhaps the cultural heritage of someone else can add another dimension to your life. Being able to tolerate others, and not berate them because of their differences is not only a big part of living in a global community, but it is also the mark of a well-rounded person.
Travel enables the meeting and learning about other cultures and customs leading to a richer experience. Unfortunately, it is not every child who will have the opportunity to travel at a very young age.
Thus, the question arises: how can we introduce children to a different culture?
Reading is an opportunity to learn about other cultures.
A fun way to be introduced to a different culture is promoted by R.F. Kristi through the Inca Book Series.
Always an animal lover, R.F. Kristi saw some natural kindred between children and animals and wanted to bring more attention to this through her Inca book series, which is about the adventurous stories of cats inspired by her real-life pets. The stories are strong enough to educate kids to love animals because the stories revolve around cats, dog, and a hamster.
The latest in the series, Diary of a Snoopy Cat and Vampires at Easter, are written in a diary format to promote the concept of recording events and memories among kids. The stories are designed in a way that Inca solves mysteries with support and help of its family and friends so, the book promotes a sense of healthy, supportive and friendly relationships with siblings and friends.