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June 9th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

4 Books About Soccer To Teach Your Kids About The World Cup


The World Cup 2014 kicks off on Thursday and I can’t wait to share this experience with my kids. Since I grew up in Peru where soccer is the most popular sport, the World Cup has always had a special place in my heart.

Both my kids play soccer and though they’re still little, they’re not completely oblivious to the upcoming soccer event of the year. To help them learn more about it, we’ve checked out some books about soccer from the library and we’ve bought at least one of them. I figured now would be a great time to share them with you.

1. For the Love of Soccer —  Written by one of the sport’s most prominent and talented stars, three-time World Cup champion Pelé tells kids how he got started and why he loves fútbol so much!

2. The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Kid’s Handbook — This is the perfect companion for your kids to have while watching the World Cup. It includes info about the host country, Brazil, and everything your child needs to know about the teams, the players, the stadiums as well as a bunch of fun activities.

3. The Everything Kids’ Soccer Book — This book is perfect for kids that want to learn about the rules, the techniques and the strategies used to play this game successfully.

4. National Geographic Kids Everything Soccer — I love anything done by National Geographic and this book is not the exception. Children will learn anything and everything they need to understand the game of soccer, including fun facts, and the illustrations are excellent too!


Photo Credit: USAG – Humphreys

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