Expo 2020 Dubai has launched the second edition of Children’s Tales From Around The World, a collection of traditional children’s stories and folktales that celebrate the wonders of our planet and the human spirit.
To honour the International Day of Education on 24 January, 19 timeless tales have been added to the original 24 stories that make up the digital anthology.
These beautifully illustrated stories, passed down through generations, were contributed by many of Expo 2020’s participating countries, and include drawings from schoolchildren from all over the world. They aim to encourage children aged 5 to 12 years to explore new cultures, recognise common values, gain a greater appreciation of their own heritage, and develop a love of reading.
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 8 September 2020 to coincide with International Literacy Day.
The collection takes the form of a PDF
document that is available for free download directly from the Expo School Programme website. It is also available via Kobo and will be available from
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