Our family loves jigsaw puzzles AND our family loves geography/maps – put the two together and you have a fun-filled afternoon! Our GeoPuzzles arrived yesterday and we were eager to get started! Parker’s love of geography was enhanced at his old Montessori school. They had this neat activity where the child would use a large push pin and ‘punch’ out a country that was traced on construction paper. Once all the countries of a continent were punched out then the child would glue the countries in place on a piece of poster board. Here are Parker’s maps that he completed.
He’s very proud of his maps and rightly so!
Today we put together all the GeoPuzzles – my main quibble with them is that they do not divide the puzzles by continent. Instead of North and South America they have US/Canada and Latin America and they include the Middle East in with Africa; but overall I like the puzzles. They are MUCH cheaper than real Montessori puzzles which run a minimum of $21 per puzzle and have an outrageous shipping cost. Here is the result of our work