My 5 year old decided to buy The Little Travelers: Japan dvd with money he received from his Godparents for his birthday. His Godparents went to Japan about 3 years ago, and had a lot neat stories to tell and pictures to show. We just watched it a couple of days ago and both the children and I absolutely loved it! It was filmed through the perspective of 2 little girls, sharing with us their experiences in a new country and culture. I think this is a great dvd to show to any child really, but I especially found it great for children being raised with a Montessori type education.
In school we are focusing on Asia for our geography and cultural studies this month. This dvd will fit in perfectly with our study of Japan, along with watching Frances Xavier and the Samurai's Lost Treasure. The 6-9 class will also be learning about how the Catholic Church survived underground in Japan for a couple of hundred years. and the messages of Our Lady of Akita.