Our children have access to so much culture in the NYC-area. What is also incredible is the rich history of NYC from the early Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam that spans to the immigrant tenements in the Lower East Side as well as its incredible landmarks. A new book, New York City History for Kids: From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple with 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk.
Developed for kids, this activity book is packed with historical and entertaining anecdotes from New York City past and present. My daughter and I loved reading this book together, and as a third generation New Yorker I loved reading about the history of the immigrant tenements where my own Grandmother lived and raised six children to the beauty of Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Budding historians will also love learning about the rich history of NYC as they can painting a Dutch fireplace tile, play a game of stickball, draw a political cartoon or take a skyscraper walking tour of the city to observe and compare how the urban landscape has changed. Not just about the history, I love how this book has an interactive approach to history that really allows kids to understand and explore the city.
As someone who has always lived in the NYC-area, I also loved as a way to learn even more about the vast architecture, culture, politics, and geography of our great city.
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