written by Kari
I am not sure how it first came up but my children have been wondering for months what side of the road Australians drive on. They have asked me over and over to find out for them. Finally, I remembered at the right time and I asked Sue Elvis via her blog post on Neenish Tarts. I read the answer to my children this morning and now they are just bursting with more questions about life on the other side of the world.
I had not planned to learn about geography this summer but it seems a lesson on Australian culture is in order. And since my children are fascinated with their new-found knowledge and itchy for more, I thought I would go right to the source. Perhaps through the wonder of blogging, my children and I, and others as well, can learn more about the big, beautiful world God created....The internet allows us such a beautiful way to connect with others and to share our knowledge, our faith, and our lives.
So, here are a few of
our my children’s questions—
- Do your dogs chase kangaroos or do the kangaroos chase dogs?
- Do you have kangaroos in your zoo? How about raccoons or squirrels?
- Do you ever see koalas in your backyard?
- Do you have double decker buses?
- Does it snow in Australia?
- Is it really winter down there right now?
- What kind of trees do you have? (Palm trees? Evergreen trees? Apple trees? Grapefruit trees?)
- What time is it right now? What date is it?
- What kind of desserts do you like (besides the neenish tarts, that is)?
- What games do you enjoy playing in Australia?
- Do you call soccer, soccer or football?
- Who is the patron saint of Australia?