I have decided to spend our June geography time on US in preparation for Independence Day. Unfortunately, this week Smarty was less than on board with this theme. We read two books, F is for Flag and Red, White and Blue, but she said that both of them were boring. I think she was upset that she was not able to read them herself because of all the dates and names that are unfamiliar to her. I thought that Red, White and Blue is definitely better for older children, but even I learned a thing or two from reading it. Smarty did answer comprehension questions correctly – like what is the difference between the first flag and the flag of today or why we have 50 stars on the flag, but somehow the whole thing clearly bored her to tears. She enjoyed her red, white and blue snack even though we had a big fight about the amount of whipped cream she is supposed to have on it. I hope that she is going to be more interested in The Scrambled States of America that I am saving until my return from travels.
Speaking of travels, I am on my own personal geography track starting today. It’s all work-related, but I am flying first to UK and then to Israel and returning back to the States late next Thursday. I love to write “live” posts, but I think I have enough “canned” material, so I can keep blogging on the road. I can’t wait to be back with my family though!
For more ideas on history and geography for young children, visit History/Geography at Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn.