One of my favorite summer activities involves maps. We used to make maps of everything. We made treasure maps, maps of the neighborhood, maps of anything they were interested in. We had a vast collection of maps – AAA road maps, several atlases of the US and world, maps from places we had visited (the zoo, Mt Rainier, campgrounds, walking trails, etc). If it was a map we kept it.
Young children learn that they relate to other people and physical things. To help young children
Learning about maps is creative, educational and fun. Enjoy!
In an everyday walk these children are beginning to understand how people relate to the Earth, how they change the environment, how weather changes the character of a place, and how one place relates to another through the movement of people, things, and ideas. Children's