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6 Easy Ways to Become a World Wise Kid

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

Los Angeles, California – According to a 2010 Ernst & Young survey, the majority of U.S. companies lack cultural understanding and diversity of thought to manage global business. With the fastest growth happening overseas, many businesses are now looking for hires with global experience to conduct business effectively abroad.

Ayse Oge, global business expert and author of World Wise Kids, believes that young children should learn these global skills at an early age to help expand their horizons. “The future of our children will require them to compete and succeed in a fast-moving economy. This can be achieved just by putting on a pair of ‘global lenses’ to see the world differently,” she says.

Here are six easy tips children can follow to become a world wise kid:

  • Don’t think of yourself as living in a little bubble. The world gives you infinite opportunity to capture knowledge and information. By exploring outside of your own self, you can start creative endeavors and find new solutions to the world’s problems.
  • Discover the world by watching educational television programs, reading books, and attending international fairs. Learn about different countries. Dance to their music, eat their foods, and make an effort to understand their point of view.
  • Teach yourself to be self-reliant and self-disciplined. You have the ability to think for yourself, so learn how to make decisions and exercise good judgment without constant instruction or detailed guidance from others.
  • Don’t be afraid to fail. Think about all the things you know how to do, like riding a bike and using the computer. It probably took you several tries to learn those things before you mastered them. Keep practicing your world skills until you get comfortable with being around different cultures, values and traditions.
  • Turn stumbling blocks into stepping-stones. It might be hard at first, but try to learn to tolerate discomfort. Understanding more about the world will help you to learn about yourself.  Make new friends, have fun adventures, and enjoy new experiences.
  • Become the world’s bridge builder. Bridges need to be built on a strong foundation, and they also need creative tension to keep them up. You can contribute to this creative tension by knowing who you are, loving your own culture, and having an open mind toward other cultures.

World Wise Kids inspires young children to embark on a global journey. With thought-provoking messages and fun illustrations, it is a highly interactive learning experience. The book serves as a practical guide for both parents and children to make a lasting impact on kids’ lives.

CONTACT: Ayse Oge, 818-708-9571, oge@earthlink.net