I understand pretty well that my daughter will not remember many facts or skills from trying something just once. That’s why I have certain books that I keep bringing from the library every three months or so for a sneaky “review” of certain concepts. Follow That Map is one of those books. We both liked it very much first time we read it. It’s very beautifully done and has a simple story of the kids looking for their pets. Each page has a map – first of their neighborhood, then of their town, etc. Each page also has some questions that kids can answer looking at the maps.
The follow up to this book was completely Anna-driven. She likes to play travel and expeditions, and during one of her games her characters “got lost” in the kitchen. I suggested to make them a map. Anna immediately grabbed paper and pencils and started making it. Her latest favorite craft material is a cheaper version of Bendaroos called Flexa Fun sticks (I got them at Michael’s). So her map was a very dynamic map made out of Flex sticks, and she kept rearranging map pieces on the paper as her game progressed. This girl really likes to be in charge of her world :)
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