Children of the World Memory Game

from Barefoot Books


  • Children of the World Memory Game


  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

What It Is

The Children of the World Memory Game is a matching memory game that introduces kids to different languages. There are 36 countries represented on 72 cards. Lay the cards face down and try to match the boy and girl card from every country. The children on the cards are pictured in traditional dress commonly associated with their countries. The girl card tells you the country and the boy card tells you how to say "hello" in that country's language. For example, one of the girl cards says "France" and the matching boy card says "Bonjour". The player with the most pairs wins the game.

Why It’s Fun

This game encourages memory and matching skills while introducing kids to foreign languages and other countries. It's a fun matching game that can be played by two or more players, or kids can use the cards solo to test their knowledge of the different ways to say "hello".

Who It’s For

Children of the World Memory Game is for ages 4—7.

What to Be Aware of

This isn't a game that's going to teach your child how to speak a foreign language. But it does introduce children to different countries around the world while being an engaging matching game.

Some adults may feel that the pictures pander to cultural stereotypes, but for little ones, the simplicity can help children begin to understand that children and countries are different around the world.