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Why Is Cultural Education So Impactful for Kids?

Cultural education and cultural intelligence are both important concepts for helping kids develop a better understanding of the world around them. In this blog post, we'll explore the definitions of cultural education and cultural intelligence, how they differ from one another, and why cultural education is so important and impactful for kids.

What is cultural education?

Cultural education is the process of learning about the customs, beliefs, practices, and history of a particular group of people. It may encompass a wide range of subjects, including language, literature, art, music, dance, religion, philosophy, and social norms. The goal of cultural education is to promote understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures, as well as to foster intercultural communication and cooperation.

What is cultural intelligence?

Cultural intelligence (CQ) refers to the ability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity. It involves the ability to understand, appreciate, and navigate different cultural norms, values, beliefs, and behaviors, and to adapt one's communication and behavior accordingly.

How are cultural education and cultural intelligence different?

While cultural education can contribute to the development of cultural intelligence, the two concepts are not interchangeable. Cultural education provides knowledge and understanding of different cultures, whereas cultural intelligence is the ability to use that knowledge effectively in real-world situations. In other words, cultural intelligence involves not only knowledge but also skills, attitudes and behaviors that enable individuals to interact effectively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Why is cultural education impactful for kids?

Cultural education promotes cultural awareness and understanding. Cultural education broadens kids' perspectives, enabling them to respect, appreciate and understand different cultures. It fosters empathy and tolerance towards people from different backgrounds, helping to reduce prejudice and discrimination and build an inclusive and harmonious society.

Cultural education helps kids develop a sense of identity. Learning about their own culture and heritage helps kids to develop a sense of identity and belonging, which is essential for their overall well-being and social-emotional development.

Cultural education enhances critical thinking and creativity. Cultural education exposes kids to different ways of thinking and problem-solving, promoting their creativity and critical thinking skills.

Cultural education prepares kids for global citizenship. In an increasingly globalized world, cultural education enables kids to understand and navigate different cultural contexts, promoting cross-cultural communication and collaboration. It increases their global competence and prepares them for the future.

Cultural education includes kids in the preservation of cultural heritage. Cultural education helps to preserve and celebrate the world's diverse cultural heritage. It allows kids to learn about and appreciate different art forms, literature, music, dance, food and other forms of cultural expression, promoting their preservation for future generations.

How does KidCulture promote cultural education and intelligence in kids?

KidCulture promotes cultural education and intelligence in the following ways:

  • Kids become more culturally aware and understanding as they watch videos about other kids’ cultures. As kids learn about other cultures via KidCulture, they prepare themselves to interact with people from other cultures and become better global citizens.

  • Kids learn about different ways of life which helps them think differently and be more creative. Without exposure to other ways of living and doing, kids are more prone to think that the world can and should only work the way they’ve experienced it.

  • Kids develop a greater sense of their own identity as they learn and complete activities about their culture. They can even make videos about their own culture to share with other kids around the world. This further helps them understand their identity and preserver cultural heritage simultaneously. If your kid would like to help us teach the world about their culture, reach out to us at

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