Meet Ravi, the Global Kidizen from India!
When we wonder about people and places we don’t know, we learn so much more about our world and ourselves – and just how much we all have in common too.
As a parent, this is one of the most important things I want to teach to my son.
I want to inspire him and other young children to discover different cultures, embrace others and cultivate a community of belonging for all. I know, first hand, how much my heart has been opened by connecting with others from around the world, and I want to share that experience, through play, with you & your littles.
We chose to highlight the colorful and incredible culture in India with a Global Kidizen, because this is a place that is near and dear to my heart.
I had the amazing opportunity to travel there a few years ago and not only was the experience life-changing, but I made deep connections and friendships as well, and that’s why I can’t wait for you and the kids in your life to learn about this WONDER-ful place.
Let’s Meet Ravi and learn more about him, what language he speaks at home and what his favorite things are.
NAMASTE, my name is Ravi!
Namaste is how you say "Hello" in Hindi, the language I speak at home.
I live in New Delhi, India. It is a country on the continent of Asia, which is the largest one of all. I'm 6 years old and I love spending time with animals- especially my 2 dogs.
My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my Grandfather, who I call Dada Ji, because he loves animals as much as I do.
(Maybe even more, since he works with them too!) He takes me to places where we see tigers in the wild, which are definitely my favorite animal. His job is to make sure that wild animals are protected and safe and I want to grow up to be just like him.
Some other FUN things you might like to know about me:
I love playing (and watching) cricket, my favorite thing to eat are samosas, and I love to dance with my family!
Sometimes I feel sad about the way that animals are treated in the world, so I think about what I can do, in my own small way, to make a difference.
Now that we’ve told you all about Ravi, we invite you to share his story with the kids in your life and engage in a conversation with them about what seems similar and what seems different between their lives and Ravi’s life. It's in this discussion that we begin to nurture curiosity and wonder in the minds of our children about different cultures around the world, and this lays the foundation for building empathy* at the earliest of ages. Something I think we can agree we need a lot more of in this world.
*For additional tips on building empathy, please don’t forget to grab our FREE DOWNLOAD, 5 Tips to Build Empathy in Kids, available here.
CONVERSATION STARTERS for you and your littles (best for ages 3-8):
Do you like animals? What are some of your favorites?
Have you ever watched a game of cricket? What sports do you like to play or watch?
Do you and Ravi like similar, or different things?
Do you live close to, or far away from Delhi, India? Would you like to travel there?
Would you like to be friends with Ravi? He can’t wait to be friends with YOU!
Oh, one more thing! As a special offer for our community, we’d like to offer a free gift to welcome Ravi into your home. Use code GLOBALKIDIZENS for 10% OFF of Ravi or any of his friends on our website today!
For Purpose Kids is committed to helping kids and families journey through a world of global cultures with diverse characters and imaginative stories that build empathy, connection, and belonging.
Our hand-knit, all natural cotton, fair trade Global Kidizen dolls and stories cultivate wonder and acceptance of others around the world by highlighting similarities and celebrating differences through play and storytelling in a unique and fun way.