Bringing The World To Kids At Home: Reading Beato Goes To Israel
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As schools close and parents are forced to self-quarantine, while all spring break travels are cancelled, there is a fun and safe option for families to stay engaged at home. Over the next few days, children’s book author – Sucheta Rawal is offering free virtual storytelling sessions to entertain kids, and give parents a much needed break. In times of uncertainty, it is more imperative than ever to lower anxiety levels among children and families and talk about travel in a positive way. What better way to do so than reading about a traveling cat?
While Kids are Stuck at Home, They Can Still Travel The World Through Storybooks
Rawal’s series of 5 ‘Beato Goes To’ books – are based on different countries and teach kids about geography, culture, wildlife, food, and much more. The books spark imagination, inspire global learning, and encourage kids to be tolerant toward each other.
Beato Goes To children’s books are published by Virginia-based Mascot Books, and appropriate for ages 4-8. Beato’s adventures include Beato Goes to Greenland focusing on environment, Beato Goes to Israel discussing religious diversity, Beato Goes to Indonesia on endangered animals, Beato Goes to Japan on the importance of respecting elders, and Beato Goes To Brazil about the diversity of people in Brazil. The books are available in eBook and hard copy formats through Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million.
About Sucheta Rawal
Atlanta-based Asian-American author, Sucheta Rawal is an award-winning food and travel writer. As the founder of the nonprofit Go Eat Give, Rawal’s personal mission is to raise cultural and diversity awareness with adults and kids. Sucheta has traveled to 100 countries across 7 continents, and writes for CNN and Travel+Leisure.
Rawal is nominated for Georgia’s Author of the Year 2020. The colorful illustrations in the books are based on the her travels to these countries and real characters.
Obligation-Free Author Storytime
Kids around the world are invited to join the 30-minute long live sessions where they can virtually meet a real-life author and listen to her read one of her books. The sessions are 100% free and will be held on Facebook Live at the following times:
- Wed, March 25 @11am ET Beato Goes to Greenland
- Thu, March 26 @12pm ET Beato Goes to Israel
- Fri, March 27 @11am ET Beato Goes to Indonesia
Click on www.facebook.com/BeatoGoesTo/ to set reminder or join the Live reading. In each session, Sucheta Rawal will read one of her 5 books. Kids are welcome to follow along if they have a copy of the book, or simply watch and listen.