As kids turn their attention from chalkboards and books to having fun in the sun, parents will need ways to keep kids learning, engaged and having fun all summer long. Luckily, Mattel has both kids and parents covered. Host your own home summer education camp, have a daytime pajama party or “travel the world from home” with Mattel’s activity-themed play ideas.

My daughter is interested in geography because I travel often. I’ve visited 38 states and 12 countries. Every time I visit a new place, I bring her a snow globe. This simple gesture has allowed her to learn about the world.

You may not travel as much as I do, but you can teach your children about different cultures. Display a world map at home and learn about various countries with Barbie Dolls of the World dolls and interactive activities at This is a fun way for kids to learn and combat boredom during the summer.

If you’d like to take your kids on an international adventure, I’d like to give you an opportunity to enter to win a Barbie Dolls of the World doll. The winner will receive Barbie Dolls of World doll from China ($29.95 retail value). To enter the giveaway, answer the following question:

What country would you like to visit?

Additional Entries (These entries will be counted only after the required entry has been submitted)

Mocha Dad’s “Take a Summertime Adventure with Mattel’s Barbie Dolls of the World” Giveaway starts on Sunday, July 8, 2012 and ends Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Mocha Dad Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this blog within the past 30 days. One winner will be chosen via and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. All opinions are my own.