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WELCOME TO PLANET EARTH!

7 Continents

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Africa
  • Antarctica

5 Oceans

  • Pacific
  • Atlantic
  • Indian
  • Southern
  • Arctic

Fun Facts

North America grows half of the world’s corn 

Ecuador in South America is home to more than 1,000 species of Orchids 

Istanbul (largest city in Turkey) is located in 2 continents: the western part is located in Europe and the eastern part is located in Asia 

More than 50,000 people in Japan surpassed the age of 100 years old 

There are 2 landlocked countries in Africa; Swaziland and Lesotho are fully landlocked within South Africa 

The city of Brisbane in Australia host an annual cockroach racing tournament 

98% of the Antarctica Continent is covered in ice 

Fast Facts

North America

Area: 9.5 million sq. mi.

Population: 580 million

Languages: English (main), Spanish, French and many more

Countries: 23

Largest Country: Canada

Smallest Country: Granada

South America

Area: 6.9 million sq. mi.

Population: 425 million

Languages: Spanish (main), Portughese, Dutch, English, Quechua and others

Countries: 12

Largest Country: Brazil

Smallest Country: Suriname

Europe

Area: 3.9 million sq. mi.

Population: 740 million

Languages: more than 250 (Romance, Germanic, Slavic languages)

Countries: 50

Largest Country: Russia

Smallest Country: Vatican City

Asia

Area: 17.2 million sq. mi.

Population: 4.5 billion

Languages: over 2,300 languages

Countries: 48

Largest Country: Russia

Smallest Country: Maldives

Africa

Area: 11.7 million sq. mi.

Population: 1.1 billion

Languages: Approximately 2,000 languages

Countries: 54

Largest Country: Algeria

Smallest Country: Seychelles

Australia

Area: 3 million sq. mi.

Population: 36 million

Languages: over 200 languages

Countries: 14

Largest Country: Australia

Smallest Country: Nauru

Antarctica

Area: 5.4 million sq. mi.

Population: 5 thousand (none permanent)

Languages: None

Countries: None

Largest Country: N/A

Smallest Country: N/A

Photos

Statue of Liberty, USA

The symbol of America located on the Liberty Island in the New York Harbor was a gift to the United States of America from the French people in 1986. It is believed the French originally intended to gift the statue to Egypt but Egypt rejected the gift for being old fashioned.

Machu Pichu, Peru

Machu Picchu was discovered only about 100 years ago and is referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”. Its name means ‘Old Mountain’ in the Quechua language. The site is located at 8000 feet above sea level in the mountains of Peru. There are lots of tales regarding what the site was built for from people believing it was a sacred site to others saying it was a summer retreat for an Incan emperor.

The Colosseum, Italy

This impressive ancient ruin used to host the most thrilling ancient amusement events: gladiator fights. It held fifty thousand spectators at a time making it even more impressive for the times it was built. Today it is visited by a large number of tourists each year (~8.5 million in 2018)

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is an ancient religious monument located in Cambodia. It was constructed in the twelfth century and is the site of one of the oldest civilizations of the world. It is a temple which serves as one of the most important tourist attractions in Asia.

Sahara Desert, Africa

The Sahara is a desert located on the African continent. It is the largest hot desert in the world, and the third largest desert overall after Antarctica and the Arctic. Its area is comparable to the area of China or the United States. Sahara desert is the driest hot desert on earth and extends over 11 countries: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia. It is most famous for its spectacular sand dunes.

Great Barrier of Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier of Reef is located off the coast of Queensland in Australia. This reef is the world’s biggest coral reef, made from about three thousand individual reefs. It is a wonderful place to observe underwater life including fish and underwater plants. The Great Barrier of Reefs is home to several endangered species.

South Pole

 If you stuck a pole all the way through the planet along its axis of rotation, it would poke out the bottom at the geographic south pole. But did you know there's more than one south pole? In fact, there are three. The geographic south pole is the place where all the lines of longitude converge in the South. The pole your compass points toward when you head south is the magnetic south pole. And for photos there is a special ceremonial south pole

Statue of Liberty, USA

The symbol of America located on the Liberty Island in the New York Harbor was a gift to the United States of America from the French people in 1986. It is believed the French originally intended to gift the statue to Egypt but Egypt rejected the gift for being old fashioned.

Machu Pichu, Peru

Machu Picchu was discovered only about 100 years ago and is referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”. Its name means ‘Old Mountain’ in the Quechua language. The site is located at 8000 feet above sea level in the mountains of Peru. There are lots of tales regarding what the site was built for from people believing it was sacred site to others saying it was a summer retreat for an Incan emperor.

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

This impressive ancient ruin used to host the most thrilling ancient amusement: gladiator fights. It held fifty thousand spectators at a time making it even more impressive for the times it was built. Today it is visited by a large number of tourists each year (~8.5 million in 2018)

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is an ancient religious monument located in Cambodia. It was constructed in the twelfth century and is a relic of one of the oldest civilizations of the world. It is a temple complex which serves as one of the most important tourist attractions in Asia.

Sahara Desert, Namibia

The Sahara is a desert located on the African continent. It is the largest hot desert in the world, and the third largest desert overall after Antarctica and the Arctic. Its area is comparable to the area of China or the United States. Sahara desert is the driest hot desert on earth

Great Barrier of Reef, Australia

The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is one of the two points where Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface. It is the southernmost point on the surface of Earth and lies on the opposite side of Earth from the North Pole; If you stuck a pole all the way through the planet along its axis of rotation, it would poke out the bottom at the geographic south pole. But there's more than one south pole. In fact, there are three. The geographic south pole is the place where all the lines of longitude converge in the Southern Hemisphere. The pole your compass points toward when you head south is the magnetic south pole. And then there's the ceremonial south pole, which has been set aside for photo opportunities.

South Pole

Beautiful grounds of the palace that was the main royal residence for French monarchy between 1682 and 1789. The palace is now a historical monument and UNESCO World Heritage site.

Food Around The World

Bread

Breads of all shapes and sizes made from many types of
flour are enjoyed around the world, including the thin French Baguette, the twisted German Pretzel, the leavened Indian Naan, and the cheesy Brazilian Pao de Queijo.

Ice Cream

Ice cream is a beloved dessert for people all over the world. From smooth Soft Serve and Gelato to fruity Sorbet and Paletas, from golf-ball-sized Mochi to rolled I Tim Pad, ice cream is delicious in every form.

What's Included?

World Explorer Passport: Keep track of your adventures in your World Explorers passport! Fill out the first page, add your photo, and complete your passport as your World Explorers adventures continue with country kits.

World Explorer Backpack: Decorate your own Little Learning Hands backpack to keep your World Explorers materials in one spot—or carry around your own items on your personal adventures.

Global Booklet: Learn about each of the continents, their unique features, the people who inhabit them, and fun facts about Planet Earth!

Global Recipe Cards: Find an adult to help you create some delicious worldwide treats, like fresh homemade bread and ice cream.

3D Puzzle of the World: Build the globe by hand with a fun and fascinating 3D puzzle.

Scratch off Map of the World: Keep track of countries as you explore them with Little Learning Hands or during your own adventures

Table Talk Cards: Challenge your family to share new stories with these fun facts and interesting questions designed to encourage family discussion.

Sticker: Mark your exploration of the World in your passport by placing this sticker on the page dedicated to the Global Kit

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