To honour the International Day of Education on 24 January, Expo 2020 Dubai launched the second edition of Children's Tales From Around The World, a stunningly illustrated collection of traditional children's stories and folktales that celebrate the wonders of our planet and the human spirit.
Nineteen timeless tales have been added to the original 24 stories that make up the digital anthology. These illustrated stories, passed down through generations, were contributed by many of Expo 2020's participating countries, and include beautiful drawings by schoolchildren from all over the world.
The joy of sharing stories
With travel restricted and many children on home learning, reading stories to children is one of the best ways to expand their horizons and spark their creativity.
Featuring inspiring and educational tales about wisdom, mischief, honour and wonder, hailing from everywhere from the Ivory Coast and Botswana to Ukraine, Brazil and Singapore, there’s something to tickle the interest and creativity of every child.
You can download this magical collection for free by visiting the Expo 2020 website and downloading the PDF.
Danielle Green, Senior Manager, Products, Director-General Office, Expo 2020 Dubai, said, "We are thrilled to be expanding this unique collection of evocative tales which, by capturing a myriad of storytelling cultures, helps children from around the world discover what makes us different while, crucially, celebrating the values that we share in a fun and accessible way."
Inspired by Expo's commitment to its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future', the first edition of Children's Tales From Around The World was launched on 8th September 2020 to coincide with International Literacy Day.
Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, will open its doors from 1st October 2021 until 31st March 2022.