• Entertainment and Activities
    Geography Activities
    City Guide
    City GuideRequired: Home or library reference books Paper and pen If you'd like to see your city or town like you've never seen it before, ask your child to be your guide. First, take a trip with your child to the local library. Using the librar...
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    Geography Activities
    Map Facts
    Map FactsTime 15 to 30 minutes Materials Map of the local area Directions Map skills can develop special concepts that help children understand distance and time. A good way to expose children to maps is to use one of the local area when you take...
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    Geography Activities
    Cloud Watching
    Cloud WatchingDirections Climate is an important part of a region's geographic character. On a warm and lazy afternoon, lay down in the grass with your child and watch the clouds drift across the sky. Talk about how clouds are formed (water evapo...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Maps and Globes
    Making and Reading Maps
    Making and Reading MapsMaps help kids understand the concept of location. These activities will help your child practice making and reading maps. Directions Help your child draw a simple map of his bedroom, house, yard, or neighborhood. Make a ma...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Geology
    Divided Earth
    Divided EarthEarth's regions can be defined by physical elements like landforms, climate, and soil or by cultural differences like politics, economics, religion, and so on. The following activities will help your child understand regions. Direct...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Geography Activities
    Cloud Watching
    Cloud WatchingDirections Climate is an important part of a region's geographic character. On a warm and lazy afternoon, lay down in the grass with your child and watch the clouds drift across the sky. Talk about how clouds are formed (water evapo...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
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    Geography Activities
    Spin the Globe
    Spin the Globe Required: Atlas or globe Reference materials Looking for a great vacation spot for your family? Then spin the globe (or flip through an atlas or scan a map) while you're unwinding, and you and your child can plan the perfect trip....
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
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    Geography Activities
    Young Map Makers
    Young Map MakersFor: Kids 6 to 10 Required: Drawing materials Before the start of school, walk or drive to school with your children, and have them jot down the names of the streets you travel, landmarks you pass, friends' houses you see, and the...
    Steve Bennett