This week’s theme for Discover and Explore is “Kids Explore the World.” We’d love for you to share your posts that relate to geography for kids.
One of the ways I like to introduce my kids to geography is to make it a part of our daily activities and family discussions. We use maps, globes, and toys often in our discussions about stories we read, places we’re going to visit, trips our family members are taking, and where our extended family lives.
Toys for Teaching Geography to Kids
Below are affiliate links to some of our favorite toys for teaching geography to young kids.
We use this inflatable globe often when we are reading stories or talking about places around the world. It’s small and easy to move around where ever we’re having “school” time that day.
Our friend has this large clear topographic inflatable globe, and I love it for outdoor geography games and activities.
The Amazing Pop-Up Geography Book is not your average pop-up book. Designed for kids age 8 and up, this book brings geography to life. Although my kids are younger than the target age they still appreciate the features of this book, and we can gently introduce some of the facts in the book.
Tinker adores puzzles. She’ll do them for as long as she has time, so I try to introduce different learning activities by using puzzles. Two of our favorite geography puzzles are this wooden USA puzzle and this wooden world map jigsaw puzzle.
As kids get a bit older there are also some great board games for learning about geography. I can’t wait to try some of them and let you know what we think in the future.
Do you have any favorite toys or activities for teaching kids about geography?