London is the capital of England, but the most important thing to remember is that in 2012 it is the host city of the Olympics, and the eyes of the entire planet are focused on it. It's time to get acquainted with your child with one of the most important capitals of the world and to teach him some essential things about the metropolis where the summer Olympics sports competitions will take place!
London, the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The first things your child needs to remember about London are some general issues related to location or geography.
The child must know that London is the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Even though most believe that London is the capital of England, it is not correct, as this is just a country that makes up the UK, also made up of Scotland and Wales. It is not fair to say that it is the capital of Great Britain, as it encompasses only the three countries, without Northern Ireland, whose capital is this whole city.
Therefore, it is fair to say that London is the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, an island country located in Europe, the continent on which Romania is. You can give the child a few examples of countries on the European continent, to get an idea of who is bordering England.
London is one of the most important cities in the world from a political, financial, cultural and artistic point of view and gathers over seven million inhabitants.
London, the city that hosted the most Olympic Games
London is a city with a history of organizing the Olympic Games. This year, it is for the third time that the British capital becomes the host of the Olympics, after the editions of 1908 and 1948. It is the first city in history to have hosted these Games three times.
England, country with kings, queens, princes and princesses
It is important to carefully select the information you provide to a child only a few years old. It is useless to provide him with information related to politics or history, which he will not hold anyway and is not of special interest to him.
Focus on the information you are familiar with and can make connections with. For example, you can tell her, in the simplest way possible, that England is ruled by a queen, named Elizabeth II. You may have heard of Prince Charles and Princess Diana or their two sons, William and Henry. Tell them a little about them.
You can remind him of the famous royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton and you can talk a little about this topic. This information, even if not directly related to London and the Olympics, helps the child to know and locate better the area where the biggest sporting competition of the year takes place.
Sights in London
Another way the child can get to know London better is by presenting the main tourist attractions of the city.
It selects only those objectives that the little boy might know, at least from what he heard, and does not encircle all the churches, museums and other attractions that he has not heard and which he will not hold anyway.
Remind them of Big Ben, which is also the emblem of the British capital. This is the name of the great clock bell in the North Tower of Westminster Palace. It is the largest bell clock and four girls in the world and is on the third tower as the height of the Globe.
When you talk to them about the king and queen, you can also remind them of Buckingham Palace, another important tourist attraction, but the most important thing is to remind the little one of the wax figure museum, Madame Tussauds, where there are important celebrities in music, film and other artistic fields, sculpted in wax.
Is your little one ready for the London Olympics? Do you know your city and have visited it so far? What do you think a couple of anisors should know about London, the host city of the Olympics? Tell us your opinions in the comments section below!
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