Did you know September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? So, to get your little lad or lassie into the spirit, we put together this list of pirate inspired movies, fun facts and books to celebrate with your kiddo!
1. Disney’s Peter Pan Movie; Rated G
2. Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate; By Kim Kennedy
3. How I Became a Pirate; By Melinda Long and David Shannon
4. Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Playful Pirates: Play-a-Sound Book; By Editors of Publications International
5. Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map; By James Dean
6. Pirates Don’t Change Diapers; By Melinda Long and David Shannon
8. Pirate Boy; By Eve Bunting
9. Are Pirates Polite?; By Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig
Want to get into the spirit?
Here are some fun pirate sayings:
Avast: Stop and look/No way!
Aye Aye: I’ll get right on it
Briny Deep: The ocean Doubloons: Types of gold coins
Shiver Me Timbers: An exclamation of surprise
Did You Know?
Many thought pirates wore patches over their eyes to cover up one that was injured, but new theories suggest it could be that by wearing an eye patch their eyes could adjust quickly to the dark. This allowed them to see during the night and down below deck because their eye was already adjusted to the darkness, allowing less time for it to get refocused.