My kids love to play with maps. Just letting them play around and get curious about it often leads to questions and becomes a jumping off point for not only geography, but history, culture, and so many other things. My kids are learning geography just by playing. There’s something about touching, feeling, being able to move pieces around that creates a tangible connection to these shapes. They can tell you the names of all the continents and oceans and many of the countries without ever having done a worksheet. They are still young, so that type of learning may come later, but these hands on, visual maps will still be a big part of our learning.
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World Maps are so exciting to explore. The best way to engage a student learning about the world, is to ask them to label it. The Mini Peel & Play World Map Set on Educents provides students all the materials they need to explore and label a world map. Better yet, the map is small enough to stick onto the car window while you’re traveling. It’s also easy to move the map from room to room in your house – the map has a safe adhesive that allows students to stick the map to a surface over and over again.
The Map In Action
Check out the Mini Peel & Play World Map in action during this video.
Looking for ways to make the Mini Peel & Play World Map interactive? Use these activities:
Label the oceans – use the labels to point out oceans around the globe.
Ask your student to match the sticker with its continent. What does your student see in that continent? What is the climate there? Is that continent above or below the equator?
After your student has placed all the sticker labels on the globe, s/he can refer to the map while responding to these writing prompts:
- Name all of the oceans in the world.
- Locate your home on the map. If you wanted to visit Australia, which direction would you need to travel?
- How would you travel to Europe – by foot, by boat, or by plane?
- Which direction does a ship need to sail to travel from South America to Africa?
About the Sets
Mona MELisa Mini Peel & Play Sets go beyond the World Map. Learn about all the themes and ways to use the sets in your lessons.
Theme options: Math, science, geography, spelling, counting
Great for: all ages, visual learners, kinesthetic learners (kids will love touching the pieces and moving them around from place to place), auditory learners (sets can be combined with verbal instruction)
Parents: Stick your sets to a car window, on any wall at home, or on your child’s bathroom mirror to practice counting while brushing teeth.
Teachers: This tool will save you hours preparing any of your lessons. The labels are made and ready to go!
Homeschoolers: Provide hands-on lessons for your students! Visual learners will love the colorful map, and kinesthetic learners will enjoy sticking and unsticking parts of the map.
What’s included?: The Mini Peel & Play sets are fabrics with a safe, adhesive backing. They sets measure 11 by 17 inches.
Bonus!! You can download ready-go-to lessons to accompany the Peel & Play sets. Check out the World Map Teaching Guide.